Grading Liverpool's signings so far: Markovic up to B-, Lovren an E

Liverpool's summer signings have improved considerably as a whole of late. Here's how they rank individually so far this season...

Adam Lallana - B+

One of the best Liverpool signings this summer - if not the best - Adam Lallana has provided everything you would expect of a new recruit during his time on-field.

The only thing stopping him from getting A, however, is the unfortunate fact that his on-field time has been limited by fitness and injury problems.

Alberto Moreno - B

Another solid performer since joining the Reds this summer. The Spaniard has, though, gone down from his initial rating as several errors cost him his place in the team earlier this season.

As you would expect of the 22-year-old, he is full of fire going forward but still has plenty of work to do defensively.

Dejan Lovren - E

Arguably Liverpool's worst summer signing - saying something when you consider Mario Balotelli. Dejan Lovren is no longer a first-team starter after a woeful beginning to his Premier League campaign.

The centre-back could be forgiven for some of his poor form were his pricetag not so hefty.

Emre Can - B+

A superb signing, it looks like, from Brendan Rodgers, which is not something he's renowned for. The German has impressed at centre-back recently - not his natural position - and has also looked assured when in midfield.

Not quite an A yet but looks like he most certainly will be with time.

Javier Manquillo - C

Looked more impressive when he first arrived and has taken a back seat recently. Still looks promising and is also only on a two-year loan signing. Definitely has a big part to play this season.

Lazar Markovic - B-

Has shown a marked improvement of late and recently netted his first Liverpool goals, both in the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

There is still some way to go to justify his price tag but the youngster looks as though he has potential.

Mario Balotelli - F

There may be hope for the Italian playing alongside Daniel Sturridge when he returns. But, until then, the simple fact is Mario Balotelli hasn't scored a Premier League goal since being signed.

Rickie Lambert - C

Rickie Lambert would get an A for effort but, despite netting at Aston Villa, the 32-year-old has only scored twice in the league for the Reds. Everyone would love for the striker to contribute with an important goal or two at Anfield.

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