Think most would agree Lovren is our 4th choice CB and is prone to errors. But 2 and 3 are injured, so he has to play. Nothing you need to 'explain' to people there. No great predictions required either.
Just on yesterday's match, some of the reviews I've seen had Hendo as our best CB [certainly none thought he was the worst]. So yes, maybe those people still need some convincing by you, as well as a fair chuck of this forum, that Hendo isn't fit to play for us.
[small print that should be assumed - I think Fab is a better option now, but that's not the same as saying Hendo is sh*te and shouldn't play for us]. Btw, I do agree there is a more suitable captain, but that's another can of worms.
Incredibly short memories some of you lot, honest to god.
Before this season started, Lovren was our first choice centre half. Go back in his thread and have a look.
I kept saying he is a liability etc etc etc and repeatedly said that unless we sign a centre half to partner VVD then we will still fall short.
Lovren then had a lengthy World Cup and he had some sort of stomach injury which kept him out for the first month or two of the season.
In that time, Gomez partnered VVD, a position we have all been dying for him to play for a long time. His performances were excellent (every bit as good as VVD) and he has proven already he is good enough.
So now Lovren is third choice by default (he's still ahead of matip in pecking order). The point still stands though. Some people are just completely blinded and literally have no idea just how consistent and good you have to be to win titles. Quite a few people on here were saying the same old sh*t back in the summer and that they were happy going into the season with Lovren as our first choice.
Look, henderson isn't a sh*te footballer but West Ham is about his level. We're no longer a 7-8th placed team. Our progression in three seasons under jurgen is frightening and we are now arguably the best team in the country. Another upgrade or two and that argument goes away and we cement ourselves as the best team in the country, it's that simple.