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Rating Every Signing Liverpool Made From Southampton Since 2014 Till Date

Liverpool host Southampton in the English Premier League this weekend, a club Liverpool have often looked to when assessing the market for potential new additions at Anfield. The path from Southampton to Merseyside has been well-trodden over the past decade, with Liverpool having signed a huge 6 players from Southampton over the past 7 years. Ahead of today clash, we’ve decided to look back at Liverpool’s signings from Southampton and rate each of their impacts since making the switch.

Rickie Lambert

Rating: 3/10

Rickie Lambert is not just a striker who spends 90 minutes forlornly pogoing towards lofted balls. His technique in striking a dead ball – whether from the penalty spot or further out – is an indicator of his ability with the ball at his feet, whether taking chances or fashioning them for his team-mates.

Adam Lallana

Rating: 6/10

The former England midfielder was one of 3 Southampton players snapped up by Liverpool in the summer of 2014. This came after an astonishing rise through the divisions, where the former Southampton skipper led his side from League One to the promised land of the English Premier League, earning his place in the Three Lions squad for the disappointing 2014 World Cup campaign.

Dejan Lovren

Rating: 5/10

The 31-year-old left the Reds after six years in an £11 million deal and has wasted little time in starting as he means to go on having slotted straight into the heart of Zenit’s defence.

Nathaniel Clyne

Rating: 5/10

Jurgen Klopp has a special affinity for players who can dodge injury. And for a long time at Liverpool, Nathaniel Clyne was a player he held in particularly high regard. He was almost certainly correct. In the early stage of his Liverpool revolution, Klopp had to made hard calls on the players who did not have the physicality to enforce the high-octane pressing system he was to oversee.

Sadio Mane

Rating: 9/10

Sadio Mané's games is about far more than scoring a few goals, and some under-rated aspects of his playing style are vital in Jürgen Klopp's system. He can do things with his body in terms of speed and skill that dazzle fans and defenders alike, and as we now have the space to think, we might want to also consider how Sadio Mané might actually functionally embody the entirety of a Jürgen Klopp side, from skill and graft to morals and aspirations.

Virgil van Dijk

Rating: 10/10

The £75m signing of Virgil van Dijk in January 2018 marked the turning point for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. After finishing fourth, Liverpool recorded in 2018/19 what was then the third-highest ever English Premier League points tally before storming to their first title in 30 years in 2019/20. In both of his first two full seasons, Liverpool had the best defence in the English Premier League, and in that time he has established himself as the world’s best central defender.

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