The Liverpool midfield is the most complete part of the squad. The players signed include Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam, both brilliant midfielders in their own right.
Obviously, not all of the midfielders in the Liverpool squad (10) can play at once—some are for the future.
Here's a quick list showing my picks of the bunch.
Jordan Henderson is one of the best prospects for the future. At 21, he has plenty of time to improve, and in my opinion, if he learns quickly, he can break into the first team within two seasons.
With Steven Gerrard getting on in years and injuries closing in, Henderson will be the long term replacement. It's a big ask, but with the ability this mans got, its not a big problem.
His immediate future is not easy to predict. He may be content on the bench, or he may become impatient and ask for a loan move. A loan move is preferable, because the best way to learn is with practice.
For those of you who think that Lucas Leiva is no longer a prospect for the future, I would urge you to think again.
At 24, Lucas is four years from what they call the "prime years." He has survived fans calling for his head and has emerged a mature player with lots of potential.
The Brazilian international has become a fan favourite. In the future, his value will only increase to the Liverpool team and Kenny Dalglish.
It was rumoured earlier this week that he wishes to leave the club, and while I strongly doubt these rumours, I still am fearful that he may leave if a club makes a bid.
Charlie Adam is, in my opinion, one of the best midfielders in the premier league. His passing ability is among the best and I expect him to fill Gerrard's place during his absence in the beginning of the season. He possesses an uncanny ability to both slow the pace and score from set pieces.
At 26, he still has time on his side—and he definitely has the potential to flourish.
Jonjo Shelvey has been criticised heavily, and his performances have been under immense focus. He is subject to a loan move, but that would honestly be better for his career.
There are so many midfielders in the squad it'd be hard for him to make the bench, let alone start. If he could make a loan move happen, he would benefit immensely.
The same is true for Jay Spearing, who looks to be a brilliant midfielder. He's still developing, but has all the potential to be a future legend.