Carragher gives verdict on Liverpool's summer signings, says four have stood out

Jamie Carragher

The Reds legend has been discussing the club's recruits.

Jamie Carragher is refusing to get carried away with Liverpool's early-season form - but is very encouraged by the start their new signings have made, according to his regular column in the Daily Mail.

Indeed, comparing them to the likes of Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic, Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno, the former Liverpool defender has sung the praises of the Merseyside club's new recruits.

And the 37-year-old has picked four standout names in particular.

Carragher told the Mail: "All the players I have mentioned did not make a good start and that is in stark contrast to this window’s arrivals.

"James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Christian Benteke and Joe Gomez have all got off on the right foot at the club. It is early days but, if Liverpool can beat West Ham, who have not won at Anfield since the 1960s, momentum will start to build and there will be belief that the new faces will help contribute to an encouraging season."

As Carragher points out, it's early days. Even Balotelli showed glimpses during his Liverpool debut against Tottenham Hotspur last campaign - a 3-0 win.

But the Anfield outfit certainly look more solid this term and a victory against West Ham will cement a promising start to their Premier League season. The one thing missing so far for Liverpool has been a convincing victory.

Philippe Coutinho's world-class winner was a rare moment of quality during a dire game against Stoke City; Christian Benteke's winner against Bournemouth was later judged to have been offside; and the 0-0 draw at Arsenal was impressive but didn't see Brendan Rodgers' men hit the back of the net.

Goals - and the three points - against West Ham will take Liverpool a reasonably sized step forward.

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