A critical look at Liverpool’s new summer arrivals.
Liverpool’s days of spending huge amounts of money on average and over-priced British players looks to be over, with manager Brendan Rodgers scouring the world for affordable talent and doing what looks like a great job so far. Some positive moves were made in January with the additions of Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho, and it was important for Rodgers to get the summer right as well. There is a renewed sense of optimism at Anfield now, with some top class additions and a great start of three wins in their first three Premier League games, so can the players brought in finally be the ones to bring the glory years back to Liverpool?
Snapped up on a free transfer from Manchester City, Kolo Toure looked initially like being a backup player to Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel. However, he has now looked very impressive and seems to have found a new lease of life at his new club, reminding fans of the energy and enthusiasm that made him so popular and important in his earlier Arsenal days.
Sadly, the 32-year-old has now picked up an injury, leading Liverpool to look to the market for defenders again. This may result in Toure falling down the pecking order again, but he has certainly shown so far that he will be a very reliable backup, and he has proved some skeptical fans wrong already.
An astute piece of business giving Liverpool some much-needed strength in depth. 7/10.