Brendan Rodgers has signed thirty players since taking over as Liverpool manager in 2012. The general perception – perhaps slightly unfairly – seems to be that he should have done a lot better considering the money he’s spent.
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He’s certainly made mistakes… but his record is actually not as bad as you might expect. We’ve put together our ultimate XI of Rodgers’ signings in the list below. Where would this side finish in the Premier League?
GK) Simon Mignolet
Rodgers only put up with one season of Pepe Reina before ditching the Spaniard in favour of Mignolet. Adam Bogdan has since become his latest goalkeeping addition but we’ve no doubt that he still prefers the Belgian.
RB) Nathaniel Clyne
After suffering through three years of Glen Johnson, Rodgers has finally gone out and signed a ‘proper’ right-back capable of taking us to the next level. Needless to say, Clyne makes this team ahead of Javier Manquillo.
CB) Dejan Lovren
Martin Skrtel has so far managed to hold on to his place in Rodgers’ team, meaning a non-regular had to get this spot. The Croatian gets the nod ahead of Kolo Toure despite a fairly average first season on Merseyside.
CB) Mamadou Sakho
The Frenchman has had his impact at Anfield hugely limited by injuries thus far, but he’ll be hoping to step up and make a big impression for us next season. It feels like a make or break period for the powerful defender.
LB) Alberto Moreno
This was another position that Brendan Rodgers badly needed to improve when he came to Liverpool. After finally losing patience with Jose Enrique, he did just that last summer by bringing in this promising young Spaniard.