By David Gwilliam
Lets not allow Raheem Sterling to take over the media pages by returning to training this morning after an alleged “illness”. The most important news to come out of Anfield today is the news that another young talent within our ranks has been made the official club captain, Jordan Henderson.
Never has someone been more deserving on the armband. Once a distant thought in Brendan Rodgers thoughts, used a a pawn in a deal to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham. However, the then England Under 21 star declined the offer to move to Fulham and instead had a one to one meeting with the manager to stress his wished to fight for his place in the team.
The England International will now waer the armband full time and I am firmly in the camp of former player, captain and legend Steven Gerrard who has said “Jordan’s so professional, he’s a winner, a great lad. I don’t think there’s a more fitting player to take that armband off me. I see a lot of my game in Jordan’s game and what I like about him is he’s very humble.” He expects the 25-year-old to have a “wonderful career” for Liverpool and England and do you know what,so do we.
Dispite the negativity around the Sterling situation (damn it I mentioned him again) I am looking forward to this season. Mignolet seems to have overcome his early season lapse. a back four of Clyne, arguably the best right back in the league,Skrtel who’s future is settled, Sahko should he stay fit will be a rock after settling in and hopefully Moreno will be the same. Add that to the solid and energetic central pairing in Henderson and Milner, a creative attacking trio of Coutinho, Firmino and Lallana, and another young English stiker in Ings. This is without even talking about Can playing in a position that we all want to see, Jodan Ibe continuing to develop and impress, Markovic who I am hoping can prove me wrong after I nicknamed him YouTubeovic, Sturridge should he ever get fit, and also further additions to the squad.
All I am saying is I can see light at the end of the storm. Afterall we need to be as positive as possible going into these early season fixtures. Do you think the future is bright?