Analysis: Liverpool’s signings rated

Liverpool have seen a busy time in the transfer window so far with plenty of movement – both in and out of the club.

They’ve also seen contracts renewed and star players stay in what has been a successful summer of business on the whole.

Sporting director Julian Ward has settled into the job brilliantly since taking over from Michael Edwards and has helped the Reds re-invigorate their squad.

With any business from now on most likely to be loan moves for young promising players, we thought that we would rate all of Liverpool’s incomings this summer so far.


Darwin Nunez

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Signed for £85M, the forward has been brought in to spearhead the present and future of Liverpool’s front line.

Nunez, 23, scored 34 goals in all competitions last season, including six in the Champions League which included scoring home and away against the club he would later join.

The forward will need to adapt quickly to a new style of play but certainly has all the tools and physicality to make the adjustment.

A player who loves to stretch defences and run in-behind, the best of Nunez will come in transition and on the counterattack for Liverpool.

Combining with Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah at pace will see the Reds boast an incredibly tricky, powerful and quick front three which could be extremely fruitful.

Despite some poor moments in pre-season, a fully fit Nunez will be a nightmare for Premier League centre-backs and will surely get a hat full of chances playing in this team – he just has to make sure he finds the back of the net.

Fabio Carvalho

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The 19-year-old caught the eye in the Championship last season, helping the London side get promoted to the Premier League once again.

Carvalho stood out as he made the PFA Championship Team of the Season which saw him earn a £5m move to Anfield.

Last season saw 11 goals and eight assists in the league and FA Cup combined and he’s shown a willingness to get into the box and be direct which should complement Liverpool’s style.

Playing with a sense of freedom, he would be ideal either starting as the more advanced midfielder in a three-man midfield or as an impact sub when needing to change the game.

Similar to Harvey Elliott, he should be entrusted with minutes across the season as he is a versatile player capable of playing in midfield or as part of the forward line.

Expect him to get plenty of minutes as an attacking midfielder but he may have to bide his time at first.

Calvin Ramsey

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Far from a marquee signing, Calvin Ramsey is a signing that will help Trent Alexander-Arnold get the necessary rest he needs as the only other recognised right back.

After all, Liverpool played every game that was available to them last season and it’s bound to have some impact on Alexander-Arnold as this season rolls around.

James Milner and Joe Gomez have both played there but none are natural in that position which is why Ramsey was signed from Aberdeen this summer.

It will be interesting to see what happens if there is an injury or a knock suffered by Alexander-Arnold early in the season and whether Ramsey would be entrusted in a Premier League clash straight away or whether Gomez or Milner would get the nod.

Ramsey, 18, completed his first full season at Aberdeen last year where he managed to assist five times and score once as they finished 10th in the Scottish Premiership.

Definitely one for the future, his crossing ability and pace will suit this Liverpool team. The only issue is how fares in the standard of the Premier League.


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