Liverpool Preseason Grades: Who's on Fire, Who Needs to Step Up

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Liverpool Preseason Grades: Who's on Fire, Who Needs to Step Up
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Liverpool's countdown to the start of the Premier League season is well and truly underway, with new boss Brendan Rodgers already having had his first competitive match in charge with the first leg of the Europa League qualifier against Gomel.

The second leg will be played on Thursday, August 9, with one more friendly—at home to Bayer Leverkusen—to come before the big kick off against West Brom on August 18.

The Reds are still expected to be active in the transfer market, with players both leaving and arriving before the window shuts, but players already at the club have been pressing their cases—or otherwise—in a series of preseason friendlies and the training sessions.

Here are the grades for each player so far, and what they need to do to step up and force their way into Brendan Rodgers' plans for the new campaign.

 

*Youth players' ratings are relative. An "8/10" for a youth/reserve defender is not the same as one for a senior player; they have simply done well for their experience levels and should not therefore be expected to challenge for an immediate first team place.

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