With Liverpool signing 3 players already this summer, and several more reportedly in the pipeline, we ask which of Liverpool’s buys (and potential buys) would go straight into the first eleven and which would have to settle for squad places to begin with.
The 20 year old looks as if he’s got the world at his feet. Fantastic technical ability and a great engine, he’s been likened to Micheal Ballack and Bastian Schweinsteiger. But Bayern Munchen saw fit to sell him – albeit with a buy back clause which they chose not to take up – and he may struggle to get straight into the starting eleven with Steven Gerrard still key and Henderson coming off the back of a breakthrough season.
We think Lambert is very underrated. He didn’t always get a game in Southampton but Liverpool saw fit to buy the England international this summer anyway. He rarely gives the ball away and has a great football brain but does lack pace. At 32 he will get decent game-time but may ultimately be seen as a squad player.
For a reported fee of £25 million you would imagine that Lallana has been brought to immediately adorn the first eleven.
But Lallana has a lot to prove with such a big price tag and he will want to hit the ground running. First XI.
Another player who will potentially come in for big money. You would imagine he will straight into the back five as he is a proven Premier League player with presence, leadership quality, maturity and great feet. First XI.
Lightening pace and real guile he’s still young and can go missing in games but Liverpool need more quality out wide and we think that, with he and Lallana dovetailing on the flanks next season, they will have just that. First XI
Looks as if he could go out on loan as part of any potential deal to take him to Liverpool. But we think he’s got so much to offer already and would love to see a front line of Origi, Sterling and Sturridge for Liverpool next season. It would absolutely lightning quick on the counter. Good enough to start.
Liverpool fans: would you be happy with these 6 signings or are even more big hitters required now that Luis has gone?