Rating Every Jurgen Klopp Signing- Part 3

Virgil Van Dijk- January 1, 2018
Price- £75,000,000
Arriving with his hefty price tag, many believed that Virgil Van Dijk was an overpriced and average defender. However, he showed his ability in just his first game for the club, scoring in the Merseyside Derby on his debut. Since then he has turned Liverpool’s defense into an impenetrable wall, leading the back line and winning multiple trophies along the way.

Naby Keita- July 1, 2018
Price- £52,750,000
After showing promise in the Bundesliga, Naby Keita caught Jurgen Klopp’s eye. He came to Liverpool expected to be a box-to-box midfielder, dictating the team’s play. His highly anticipated arrival turned out to be anti-climactic, as repeated injuries have ruled him out. In the few appearances he has made, Naby Keita has looked energetic and creative in the middle of the park. With high competition in the Liverpool midfield, Keita’s future involvement in the side is uncertain. If he is able to stay fit, he could be a great asset to Liverpool, providing depth and helping the Reds compete on all fronts, maybe even breaking into the starting eleven.

Fabinho- July 1, 2018
Price- £43,700,000
Since Fabinho has come to Liverpool, he has made himself a staple in the starting eleven. After a shaky first few games, Fabinho’s consistency has been unmatched. He works extremely hard in midfield and provides defensive support when Liverpool go forward. He even gets forward himself sometimes, having scored a couple of world class long range goals. Fabinho has made Liverpool an overall better side and his importance is often overlooked.

Xherdan Shaqiri- July 13, 2018
Price- £13,750,000
Shaqiri was brought in to provide depth to the Liverpool squad, providing an alternative to the cemented front three. Although looking very lively when playing, the majority of Shaqiri’s time at Liverpool has been spent in the hospital rather than on the pitch. He has picked up a multitude of long-term injuries keeping him sidelined from the action. Were it not for his heroics in the Champions League semifinal, his rating would be lower. There is no doubt that Shaqiri has the ability to perform at a high standard, he just hasn’t been able to show it.

Alisson Becker- July 19, 2018
Price- £65,000,000
Before Alisson arrived, Liverpool had struggled with goalkeepers for years. With Simone Mignolet and Loris Karius proving to be inconsistent, Liverpool needed somebody reliable between the sticks. Alisson has lived up to his price tag, making many crucial saves for Liverpool and proving that he is truly world class. Your goalkeeper should be the first name on the team sheet, and Allison has become recognized as one of the world’s best keepers, guiding Liverpool to Champions League, Club World Cup, Super Cup, and Premier League trophies.

Harvey Elliott- July 28, 2019
Price- Free
Signing for Liverpool at just 16 years of age, Harvey Elliot is one for the future. Though young, his few performances have been very mature, and he looks to be destined for greatness under the wing of Jurgen Klopp.

Adrian San Miguel- August 5, 2019
Price- Free
Brought in as a backup for Alisson, Adrian got into the Liverpool team almost instantly after Alisson was injured at the start of the campaign. He proved to be a solid second choice, helping Liverpool win the Super Cup on penalties. After his strong start, Adrian has been a bit shaky when called upon, arguably costing Liverpool their Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid and making a few other mistakes.

Takumi Minamino- January 1, 2020
Price- £7,500,000
After joining Liverpool, Minamino has featured sporadically in the side. We’ve seen small glimpses of promise, but just like with anyone, it’s going to take some time for Minamino to adapt to Jurgen Klopp’s style. Coming from the Austrian League, the pace/intensity of the Premier League will also be a hurdle for him to overcome. Overall, Minamino will be a great option for Liverpool going forward, providing quality depth to the squad.