Riise expects Kewell battle

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Jon Arne Riise is relishing the challenge of marking his Anfield colleague Harry Kewell when Norway take on Australia.

Despite recent criticism of Kewell's form the Norwegian full back has respect for his team-mate and expects to be given a tough game.

"Obviously it is going to be great to play against Harry and there has been a lot of chat between us in training at Liverpool recently." Riise told the Daily Mirror.

"He is a skilful player and capable of so many different things - in training he does things I didn't know were possible.

"His pace, crossing and the way he turns people is great and I have tried to learn from him.

"The thing about Harry is that he always thinks he is going to win, but I have been telling him that we are going to stop him."