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Former Liverpool manager Evans on summer signings - 'a good start'

The former Reds boss gave his thoughts mainly on the duo signed from Southampton.

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has said the club have made a good start to business in the transfer window. 

So far the Reds have completed the signings of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton, along with Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.

A deal for Lazar Markovic from Benfica is reportedly close to being concluded, whilst the Reds are pursuing Divock Origi from Lille and Alberto Moreno from Sevilla - whilst there are rumours the club are trying to land Wilfried Bony from Swansea City as they prepare for life without star striker Luis Suarez.

Evans told the club's official website: "I think it's most important for the manager to know who your targets are and where you want to go and Brendan has been very active so far.

"He hasn't got all that he wants in yet and I'm sure there will be more additions to the squad, but he has made a good start and he will be quite happy with that."

The former Liverpool boss had a few comments on the Southampton duo of Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert. Evans believes that Lambert can provide the Reds with an alternate option in the final third if the Reds are struggling to break teams down, whilst he regards Lallana as 'talented player'.

He added: "If you can get down the flanks and get quality balls into the box then Rickie is the type of guy who can put the ball in the back of the net for you.

"When you buy players you never quite know until you get them into your own little camp how they are going to gel with your own players, but I think Lallana is a talented player.

"He is great on the ball and he can form good partnerships with the full-backs. It's a good signing because he's a young player with more improvement to come."

They have certainly added depth to a squad that looked pretty thin last season, and it looks as if Brendan Rodgers will have a lot more options given the side's participation in the Champions League. Not only that, but he will have more options to try and change the game from the bench - something which he rarely had the opportunity to do last season.

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