hurry up, July 1st, let's get the show on the road
- Jun 23, 2003
Van Dijk or Alisson.
Both those players have been completely transformational. They are not only exceptional footballers, they are leaders, and they allow the backline to play with confidence and authority.
And it’s not just that - the effect they have had on the crowd too. Prior to them arriving, 50,000 arses would completely go every time we had to defend a corner or free kick. Now there is calm and confidence, which in turn transmits to the players.
It’s an extremely legitimate choice, either of those guys, but they do end up with a bit of credit mane or firmino are not even at the races for, mane could never be the transitional footballer VVD gets credit for simply because of the dates they each signed for us.
Invert the dates, and mane would be getting similar plaudits.
So many signings were pivotal along this journey, it’s an impossible question.
I mean does VVD even sign if firmino and mane didn’t?
Does Allison even sign if VVD didnt
Does salah sign if mane didn’t?
And then there’s the sales...... countinho, Sahko, errr.....Ibe......