So this will be my first post on here, I’m a massive Liverpool fan (please don’t be put off!) I’m very unbiased and thought I would start off by looking at our performance in the transfer window just gone, analysing all our signings individually.
Dom Solanke – A great signing in my opinion! For us to get the Golden Boy from a World Cup winning team for basically 3 million pounds or less, is a steal! He’s looked decent when he’s come in, but shouldn’t be played on the win. Solanke could become a really good player for us if he starts getting regular game time, but he’ll have to be patient and stick by the team to achieve this.
Mohamed Salah – I personally think he’s been our best signing, with 7 goals in 12 appearances in all competitions (at the time of writing), he’s been alright! I think he does need to improve his finishing and could provide some more assists as he is currently sat on 1 assist in all competitions. The partnership he’s acquired with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino is like dynamite, but all in all, our best signing!
Andrew Robertson – My favourite signing we’ve made, he hasn’t played a lot since he’s come in but when he’s been given an opportunity, he’s taken full advantage of that, looking like a quality outlet and someone who can cross a ball. For £10m, Robertson seems like a bargain! His defensive abilities make him a very appealing player with the current state of our back line too!
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Ox hasn’t had too much impact since he came in, but I’m still very optimistic about his arrival, I think if he gets it going, he could be unstoppable. He’s only had limited opportunities and not excelled yet. £40m is a questionable price tag but I still have faith in the lad, his pace and work ethic could set him apart from the average midfielders we have (Wijnaldum, Henderson etc). These abilities also make him a great candidate for a wing position whenever the starting 2 need a rest.
Naby Keita – What a deal! For as much grief our fan base gives FSG, this deal is amazing. One month earlier we were offered £20m more than the fee will get him for in 8 months! I’m thoroughly excited to see him in a Liverpool shirt and hopefully this will free Jordan Henderson if he is still in the squad!
All in all I think this has been a good window, but the distinct lack of a new centre back may come back to haunt us in the long run. Virgil van Dijk would have been the perfect partner for Joel Matip, or we could have possibly gone for the cheaper alternatives of Benedikt Howedes or Ben Gibson. I also think the fact that we have kept Phillipe Coutinho will be a major boost this season and a step in the right direction as a football club, as too often have we seen our best players leave for bigger clubs off our own naivety (Suarez, Alonso etc).
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