10 Jun 2017 12:54:48
A few points to throw into the mix.

1. I still think we'll sign Van Dijk before the end of the window. Player power always wins.

2. Make Coutinho captain. He's done it for Brazil and it is more likely to make him want to stay. Henderson is not going to play more than 50% of the games and that is not ideal.

1.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 13:58:50
For me Couthtino is far to quiet to be captain. You need a voice on the pitch. That's what I think we lack is a really strong vocal leader.

2.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 13:59:58
2. Maybe vice-captain. But I really didn't see much of him having the quality of a captain.

3.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 14:07:36
Unfortunately I can't see us signing VVD now. Even though the eds have explained it, I don't think people understand how bad the situation is regarding Liverpool, tapping up and the previous warnings from fa. We could be in serious trouble this time, all at our own fault too.
I'd love VVD, but it would probably mean Southampton pulling our pants down asking for a world record fee.

If we Learn to do business the proper and fair way, things will change

There's still a whole transfer window left, I'm not to worried about who we will and won't get. I'm more worried about this tapping up situation.

4.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 14:27:45
Henderson is fine as captain. Your prediction that he'll play less than 50% of games next season is pure speculation at this point.

I'd prefer to see a player like Coutinho play without the extra burden of captaincy.

5.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 15:08:35
We are Liverpool, not Arsenal. We don't just gift our most talented player the captaincy, we give it to the most influential member of the squad and that is Henderson.

6.) 10 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 15:45:02
I've had plantar faciitus like Henderson's got. It doesn't go away too easily, as we saw last season. He never missed games through a broken leg, ligament injuries, sprains, carriage or hamstring injuries. It was plantar faciitus and he will miss a lot of games next season too. I'm not happy about it but it's a fact.

At certain times in a clubs history, it becomes obvious that the captaincy needs to change. Yeats to Smith. Smith to Hughes, Hughes to Souness, Hyypia to Gerrard etc. That time is now.

I know Coutinho appears to be quiet but he is the best player and can lead by example, like Gerrard. If he can captain Brazil, he can captain us. It might even take his game up to the next level.

as for VVD, I know what the LFV statement said and I know what the EDS said, and I respect them greatly but just have a hunch that this is not dead yet. I hope I'm right.