TalkSport name Liverpool trio in top 10 Premier League signings of the season
By Matt Farr
TalkSport has named three Liverpool players in their top 10 Premier League signings of the season.
The sports radio outlet ranked Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane among the best signings in England’s top flight this season, with eight games remaining.
Wijnaldum (10th) and Matip (8th) made the top ten after a series of impressive displays, while Mane (3rd) makes the top three.
The list was determined through the use of power rankings, which are based on player performances ranked against matchday stats.
Liverpool fans are not likely to dispute the list, particularly in the case of Mane, who has been nothing short of outstanding since his arrival from Southampton in the summer.
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The Senegal international hit the ground running following his £34million move, and currently sits at the top of the goalscoring charts for the club this term.
He has 12 goals from his 26 appearances in the Premier League this season, helping Liverpool into fourth place in the table.
Both Matip and Wijnaldum have also been effective purchases for Liverpool, but they have struggled for the levels of consistency that Mane has shown throughout the campaign.
Nevertheless, Wijnaldum has thrived in recent weeks, and was the standout performer in the victories over Arsenal and Burnley.
After a slow start to his Anfield career, the 26-year-old midfielder now has five goals and six assists from 33 appearances.
Matip, meanwhile, is considered one of the few positives from Liverpool’s broken back line, and was a big loss to the club during his injury absence.
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