Liverpool’s summer transfer window promised so much – with a reported £200m transfer war chest made available by owners Fenway Sports Group.
However, the summer ended in disappointment after chasing primary targets only to miss out when the window closed on deadline day.
Virgil Van Dijk was chased extensively, and despite the player wanting the move, he ended up staying at Southampton.
The Reds managed to secure Naby Keita’s signature but not until next season.
Jurgen Klopp did spend around £64m on new signings to bolster his squad, but Liverpool currently sit in 13th after nine games with just 13 points following a disappointing start to the season.
We assess how his recruits have fared so far…
Signed from: Hull
Signed for: £8m
Liverpool have needed an out-and-out left-back for years now with Klopp resorting to James Milner in an unfamiliar role for the majority of last season.
The £8m signing of Andrew Robertson from relegated Hull City gave the Anfield faithful reason for hope as the Scottish international was one of the most promising defenders in the league.
After seemingly losing faith in Alberto Moreno, Robertson seemed destined for the first team only for Klopp to welcome the Spaniard back into the side and he has gone on to make the left back position his own.
Moreno has restricted Robertson to just three appearances so far, and despite impressing against Burnley and Crystal Palace, he continues to find himself on the sidelines – he failed to make the squad in the 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.
Especially considering Liverpool’s defensive woes this season, it’s hard to see why Robertson hasn’t been given more of a chance, but his grade must remain low – his relatively cheap transfer fee stops it from going lower.