Ranking Brendan Rodgers’ five best Liverpool signings…

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Brendan Rodgers continues to receive much of the criticism. Following the Stoke humiliation, thoughts have now turned intently to the summer, as we wait to see whether the mistakes made during last year’s transfer window have been learnt from.

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The acquisitions of the likes of Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren – who together cost us £36m – have meant that any future dealings made whilst Rodgers remains will come under intense scrutiny, until the club’s hierarchy can be trusted to make smart signings.

Here are five examples when it has been proved that Brendan and the board can get it right…

5) Emre Can

The 21-year-old stalwart moved from Bayer Levekusen last year for nearly £10m. As Rodgers tinkers with his tactics, the German has proved his valuable versatility in both defence and midfield. And while he may have looked tired in the last couple of games, the speed at which he’s adapted to life in England is incredibly encouraging. A future in midfield hopefully awaits.

4) Simon Mignolet

The Belgian may have taken a bit of time to find some consistency, but now you would argue that few goalkeepers are more reliable. The former Sunderland man came close to the Golden Glove, and probably only needs a new backup ahead of next season.

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