For Steven Gerrard, it’s just one win from their opening five matches leaving them in the drop zone and big questions being asked of the Liverpool icon. Gerrard was asked about Luiz’s future at Villa Park after the defeat to Arsenal, hinting that the club were powerless to stopping a move.
“I’m not in control of that. That will be Douglas, his agent and what happens around that,” he said. “I’d like to keep him, he’s a fantastic player. I’ve made that abundantly clear.
“We’re not in a position where we need to lose our top players but at the same time Douglas has got a year to go and it is one of those really touchy situations where the club has to do what is best for the club, even if it is not necessarily best for me.”