Grading Liverpool’s summer signings: Firmino gets a D

Liverpool signed Joe Gomez, James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Clyne and Christian Benteke in the summer transfer window.

Joe Gomez - A-

Joe Gomez joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in the summer transfer window and is one for the future, but he has already started to show his quality.

The 18-year-old defender was one of the better performers under the now-sacked Brendan Rodgers this season, creating three chances in five Premier League appearances.

The teenager has a pass accuracy of 79%, and has won nine headers, two dribbles and 10 tackles.

Gomez has shown in the opening weeks of the season that he is of Premier League quality, and under new manager Jurgen Klopp he is only going to grow.

James Milner - B+

James Milner joined Liverpool on a free transfer after leaving Premier League rivals Manchester City at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The England international midfielder has not really wowed the Anfield supporters, but he has done relatively well.

The former Leeds United man has scored one goal and created 18 chances in eight Premier League appearances.

Milner is not a technically gifted player, but he has worked hard and has done a good job for Liverpool so far this campaign.

Danny Ings - C

It is hard to judge Danny Ings’s performances so far this campaign as he has not played that much.

The 23-year-old England international striker, though, has worked hard and has put in a good shift whenever called upon.

With Rodgers gone and Klopp in, the former Burnley man will hope for better chances in his preferred striker’s role.

Adam Bogdan - B

Just like Ings, Adam Bogdan has not played enough and it is not easy to judge his performances for Liverpool.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper gave a good impression on his debut, though, saving three penalties in the shootout in a League Cup tie against Carlisle United.

Roberto Firmino - D

The main problem with Roberto Firmino has been that Rodgers could not find the right position for him in the Liverpool starting lineup.

The Brazil international attacking midfielder prefers to play in the number 10 role, but he was not always deployed there by Rodgers.

Despite showing some promising signs against Arsenal and creating seven chances in six Premier League appearances, Firmino has been a huge disappointment at Anfield.

Perhaps Klopp would be able to get the best out of the former Hoffenheim star.

Nathaniel Clyne - B

Nathaniel Clyne has been one of Liverpool’s best players so far this season and has also been one of the more consistent.

The England international right-back has done a good job for the Reds and has defended well without being particularly spectacular.

The 24-year-old former Southampton man will get better as the season progresses.

Christian Benteke - B-

Christian Benteke is one of the better strikers in the Premier League, but he has not made a huge impact at Anfield.

The Belgium international has scored just two goals in six league matches for the Reds, but that is probably because Rodgers could not get the team to play to the former Aston Villa star’s strengths.

Benteke has shown some promising signs, and Klopp could get the best out of him in the coming weeks.

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