“A top player” – Watch Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders names ‘future captain’ at Liverpool as he also opens up on leadership group vote
There were only two days left until the start of the season and only 48 hours until kickoff at Norwich.
“If we play like we trained today, we will be flying,” is what Milner said after training.
What’s wrong with these kinds of sessions? It makes selecting a first 11 much more difficult.
We witnessed the advantages of a full six-week preseason; if people want to raise the caliber of the game, they should consider allowing for this more frequently.
Jürgen texted me that evening with the outcome of the votes for the players’ committee.
Behind our captain Hendo, vice-captain Milner, and leader Virgil, there were three open positions.
Trent being there made me very happy! A step closer to becoming our future captain, he should now stick close to Milner to absorb as much as he can this year because it’s the next phase in his growth. The other two were Robbo and Ali.
In the preseason, Trent had asked to speak with me and we spent an hour talking about his game.
He also wanted to make sure that Jürgen and I knew that he wanted to be in now and not be left out because he was young or perhaps a little less outspoken before games than others.
I replied to the boss, “Trent is in, TOP, he represents so much of our club.”