Klopp signed 3 players in firtst transfer window at Liverpool – what’s happened to them?

Once upon a time, Liverpool were nothing short of disastrous when it came to the transfer market.

The likes of Milan Jovanovic, Alberto Aquilani and Paul Konchesky have all come and gone in recent years with the Reds often becoming a laughing stock when it came to their signings.

Now though, after the arrival of Jurgen Klopp, it seems the club are getting it right almost every time these days.

Klopp has already spent in excess of £350 million since he’s been in charge but has got almost every high-profile transfer spot on.

Sadio Mane for £34 million and Mohamed Salah for £37 million have already proved to be incredible bargains while Liverpool’s last seven signings are: Andy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson.

Not bad.

But how many of you can remember Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager?

Having arrived in October 2015, Klopp had to wait a few months for the January transfer window to open.

And there were three permanent arrivals during that window – and all three of them are still at the club.

But how are they doing?

Let’s take a look:

The 22-year-old has made just 14 appearances for the first-team so far and that figure isn’t set to change too much – if at all – in this coming season.

The Serbian spent part of last season on loan at Cardiff and impressed as he helped the Welsh side gain promotion to the Premier League.

And he could return to Neil Warnock’s side on loan this campaign.

While George is a goalkeeper, Klopp famously used him as a striker in a friendly against Huddersfield back in 2016. He was the only player left on the bench when Lucas Leiva limped off with half an hour remaining.

He’s since reverted back to his natural position and spent last season at loan at Carlisle United in League Two but only played seven matches.

He will spend this season on loan at Tranmere Rovers in the same division.

Now 20, George is running out of time to prove he’s capable of playing for the first-team in the future.

Another goalkeeper but Grabara appears to be well above George in the pecking order despite being only 19-years-old.

Grabara is regarded as the club’s current fourth-choice goalkeeper behind Alisson, Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet and impressed in pre-season against Manchester United.

With the sale of Danny Ward and the future of Karius and Mignolet in serious doubt, Grabara could, remarkably, find himself on the bench in the Premier League this season.