Experienced Estonian centre-back Ragnar Klavan arrived to little fanfare, with most having never heard of the 30-year-old before his summer switch from Augsburg.
But he’s calmly slotted himself into the centre of our defence ahead of the injured Mamadou Sakho and the unfit Joel Matip, and the spot is his to lose.
Klavan was very good during pre-season and decent against Arsenal, and has spoken about his first competitive match for the Reds.
Impressively, he also claims he doesn’t know if Klopp will take him out of the side, but that it doesn’t matter if the team’s still winning.
“It was a crazy game,” Klavan told the Evening Standard.
“This is one of the best leagues in the world and when your first game is against Arsenal you know it’s going to be at a really high level. It was a good for me to see what the Premier League is like.
“For the spectators, it was an amazing game to watch but there were good moments and bad moments for us.
“Winning was special but as a centre-half, when your team concedes three goals it’s never too great a day. You can’t be too happy.
“I enjoyed it but I have no idea whether I’ll continue to start. For me it’s more important how the team does.
“If the manager decides that it’s better if someone else plays then that’s okay.”
Matip isn’t injured anymore, but we can see Klavan keeping his spot in the Premier League side and Matip making his full debut versus Burton in the League Cup.
After the international break, Klopp may have Sakho back too, so his long-term thoughts about our centre-backs might become clearer.