Ratings Attack: A Look at How Liverpool's Summer Signings Have Fared so Far This Season

As we enter the new year, the Premier League is now in full swing, and summer signings have had the first half of the season to adapt to their new surroundings. 


The summer transfer window proved to be a fairly expensive one for Liverpool, as Jurgen Klopp spent the best part of £80m on four new acquisitions for the Anfield side. 


At the the halfway point of the season, how have each of the new stars fared for the Reds?

1. Mohamed Salah

One of the signings and the stars of the season so far, Mohamed Salah has enjoyed a breathtaking start to life at Anfield since his £34.3m move from AS Roma in the summer. 


Premier League fans weren't convinced by the Egyptian prior to the start of the season after an uninspired stint at Chelsea in 2014, although it's safe to say Salah has converted those doubters into avid supporters. 


In 21 league appearances, Salah has notched 17 goals and five assists to aid Liverpool's bid to secure a top four berth come the end of the season; something which is a distinct possibility with the 25-year-old spearheading their attack. 


Rating: 9.5/10

2. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

More than a few eyebrows were raised as Klopp was willing to fork out £35m on the final day of the summer transfer window for then Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


Stagnating at the Emirates Stadium, Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted a fresh start, and despite initially struggling in a Liverpool shirt, the 24-year-old is beginning to find his feet at Anfield.


Oxlade-Chamberlain provides the energy, power and positional flexibility that Klopp looks for in a player, and will hope he can become a mainstay in the starting lineup for the second half of the season. 


Rating: 6/10

3. Andrew Robertson

One of the shining lights in a relegated Hull City side in the 2016/17 campaign, Klopp decided that the Scot could be the answer to Liverpool's problematic left-back position.


Signed for a meagre £10m in the summer, Robertson failed to establish himself in the team as Klopp preferred the rejuvenated Spaniard Alberto Moreno. Although Moreno's ankle injury in December has now opened the door for Robertson. 


The 23-year-old will be hoping to add to his nine league appearances so far, and make the left-back position his own for the remainder of this season at least. 


Rating: 5.5/10   

4. Dominic Solanke

The youngest player on the list, Dominic Solanke joined the Reds in the summer for a free after leaving Chelsea, hoping that Klopp and Liverpool would be the platform to continue his development.


Making 14 league appearances so far this season, the 20-year-old has failed to score, although many of his appearances have been late cameos from the bench.


Despite his slow start to his Anfield career, Solanke made his England debut this season, coming on as a substitute in a 0-0 draw against Brazil in November, and showing glimpses of the raw talent he has.


Time is on Solanke's side as well in what is his first season as a regular first team player, as he and Liverpool hope the second half of the season can be a more fruitful one goal-scoring wise. 


Rating: 5/10

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