“He’s an outstanding player and I think you’ll see him really blossom with that captaincy”.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, in the divorce settlement, Susan Rodgers is demanding 50% of the property portfolio and half of Rodgers’ future earnings, which could rise to £20m by the time his Liverpool contract runs out in 2018.
The Reds also face Swindon Town the following day, but may field a more reserve-strength side for that match as Brendan Rodgers gives his first-teamers a final run-out against the Finnish outfit.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he chose Jordan Henderson to succeed Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain because he is strong-willed and a great role model. He’s not just a guy who you chuck the ball up to.
Speaking on Henderson’s qualities, Rodgers said: “You can imagine it was in my mind last season when I was aware, in particular, that Stevie was going to be moving on”.
Benteke will not play for the Reds in their upcoming friendly against HJK Helsinki, as he has not traveled with the squad, but Rodgers has backed the 24-year-old to live up to, and even exceed, his price tag.
Benteke’s arrival this summer has resulted in the sale of Rickie Lambert to West Brom, while the futures of Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli are widely believed to be away from the club too. Coming in to a club like Liverpool, he can be a real hero for the supporters.’. Similar sentiments apply to Roberto Firmino, the £29m signing from Hoffenheim, who has only been training at the club for 10 days.
Former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer has said to BBC Sport there is pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to win something this season. ‘For that we need the availability of players.