Cape Town - Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp believes is former side are well placed to win the league, suggesting that the team won’t have a better time to do so.
“It feels like this is their season, and that it’s almost theirs to lose,” Redknapp said on The Dan Nicholl Show, airing on Wednesday from the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
“I know it’s still early in the season, but there’s something special with this team, and with (Manchester) City’s defence struggling, they have a great opportunity.”
Redknapp also spoke of his first game as captain of Liverpool being a career highlight, and recalled “the incredible feeling of scoring the winning goal for your team - it’s sometimes hard to believe it’s happened.”
The fanatical golfer joins an all-star field at golf’s most celebrated pro-am event, with other celebrities playing this year including Justin Timberlake, Vinnie Jones, Bill Murray, Shane Warne, and Linkin Park bass player Dave Farrell, who also features on this week’s show.
“I’m a big Manchester United fan, and I used to watch them a lot growing up,” explained Farrell, who also discussed his popular golf podcast, Member Guest.
“I do it with (PGA professional) Brendan Steele, and it’s supposed to be about golf, but we end up having a lot of fun with it, and talking about everything.”
Hinting at a possible Linkin Park album in 2020, Farrell also enthused about a recent visit to South Africa, adding to similar sentiment from five-time rowing Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, who also joins this week’s show.
“We did a lot of training in South Africa, particularly in the Drakensberg, my son has been on a rugby tour there, and we’ve had some wonderful family holidays,” Redgrave revealed, while also paying tribute to the strength of South African rowing.
Also on this week’s show is South African-born England cricketer Allan Lamb, who reflected on some ferocious battles with West Indian fast bowlers, playing in two losing Cricket World Cup finals, and life before helmets as a batsman.
Completing the line-up this week is Grant Hepburn, golf coach to celebrities around the world for many years, and doing duty on the range this week, in between his work as CEO of Golf RSA.
“Our young players are doing incredibly well, and to have five South Africans in the Junior Presidents Cup this year is amazing,” Hepburn said in his assessment of golf in South Africa at the moment.”
The Dan Nicholl Show, presented by BrightRock, premieres at 19:00 on Wednesday night on SuperSport 8, and is also available on Showmax, CatchUp and DSTV Now.
Watch a preview of this week’s show HERE