Brendan Rodgers was quick out the blocks with regards to his transfer business this summer.
The Liverpool manager, starting his second season in charge of the Merseyside club, was clearly eager to show lessons had been learnt from the previous summer, when dawdling in the transfer market left the Reds with just one senior striker available for the first half of the season.
Rodgers has spoken of how his first season was all about ‘laying the foundations’ of a squad capable of making a serious assault on the top four. Now it is about adding genuine quality to that. A lot will hinge on the future of Luis Suarez, with the Uruguyan trying to engineer a move away from the club. Rodgers appears desperate to keep hold of him, but the £40million or so they would recieve for his services would add another dimension to their work in the transfer market.
The Liverpool boss will be hoping for more signings in the mould of Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge rather than the mould of Fabio Borini, with it being fair to say the transfer business he has undertaken so far at Anfield has been somewhat hit and miss.
With four signings already secured this summer, and judging by the speculation more on the way, we have identified 5 things we have learnt from the Reds summer transfer activity so far.