Liverpool Transfers: Rating each signing made by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have been active in the transfer window having moved early to secure a number of new signings. While deals for Marko Grujic and Joel Matip were done in January, Klopp has also signed goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz and Sadio Mane from Southampton.
While Liverpool might not be associated with the top names in the transfer market anymore, Klopp is slowly but surely stamping his authority on the side signing players whom he thinks will suit his system the best.
We take a look at all the signings Liverpool have made so far and rate them out of 10:
When Liverpool signed Loris Karius from Mainz, few fans from outside the Bundesliga knew about the talented German shot-stopper. Given the number 1 jersey by Liverpool, Karius, who is just 23, looks set to usurp the starting position from Mignolet this season.
The signing of Karius might not have caused too much excitement for the fans, but it represents a very shrewd piece of business from Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool transfer committee. The former Mainz goalkeeper is rated highly in Germany having represented Germany in the U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21 levels. Also, although Klopp has publicly backed Mignolet, the Belgian has been prone to making errors and a quality goalkeeper like Karius will keep Mignolet on his toes.
While Karius definitely has age on his side, he is also already pretty experienced having made close to a 100 appearances for the Mainz first team. A goalkeeper blessed with good height, shot-stopping skills and presence in the penalty box, Karius can go on to become one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League next season.
Liverpool bought Karius for a fee of £4.7 million on a five-year deal and it is looking like a deal worth every penny.