Every player signed by Liverpool from Southampton in the Premier League - ranked

27 July 2020 07:15

The long list of players who have made the jump from Southampton to Liverpool read as a very mixed bag.

Some have gone on to establish themselves as world-class performers, capable of delivering at an elite level over sustained period of time, helping to deliver Champions League and Premier League glory and making themselves legends in the process.


Here, 90min takes a look back at the players who have followed the beaten path, and rank them on the impact they made - and in some cases continue to make - during their time at Anfield.

7. Rickie Lambert

Lambert never quite looked settled in his brief stay at Anfield | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Ask any Liverpool fan, and they will tell you there are few signings in the club's history they wanted to work as much as Rickie Lambert.

The veteran Scouse target man was handed his dream move in 2014 following the departure of Luis Suarez, but arriving at Anfield during such a tumultuous and uncertain period, it was doomed to fail from the start.

Lambert's single season in Merseyside saw him labour to three goals in 36 appearances (often as a sub), and he was later shifted on to West Brom.to make room for Christian Benteke.

6. Nathaniel Clyne

Clyne is on the way out at Liverpool | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

To be fair to Nathaniel Clyne, he was a steady first-choice right back throughout Jurgen Klopp's first two seasons in England - it's just unfortunate that things ended the way they did.

A succession of injuries limited him to just ten Liverpool appearances since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, with the rapid ascension of Trent Alexander-Arnold comfortably burying any hopes he had of re-establishing himself as a starter.

A six-month loan with Bournemouth hinted that he still had what it takes to cut it in the top flight, eventually leading to Crystal Palace taking a chance on him despite his abysmal injury record.

5. Dejan Lovren

Lovren's move to Zenit was confirmed on Monday | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Ranking Dejan fifth on a list of seven seems harsh; he was a great servant to the club, and his attitude and personality are undoubtedly a major part of why Liverpool are where they are today.

Ability-wise, however, he's a victim of the gigantic forward strides Liverpool have taken since Klopp's arrival. No matter how hard he tried, he just wasn't at the level the club find themselves at today.

Still, with four trophies in close to 200 appearances, he left with few real regrets.

4. Adam Lallana

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Nothing but love and appreciation for the last 6 years. Thanks to the amazing people who made this place feel like home. To the supporters for accepting me and making me feel like one of their own. The staff - the world-class staff - without whom none of what we achieve as players would be possible. I can’t find the words to do justice for how much they mean to me. they are everything! To Brendan Rodgers, I will forever be grateful that he gave me the privilege to represent this club. To Jürgen Klopp, an even better man than he is a football manager. My teammates, they are my brothers. To share this journey with these boys has made me feel the luckiest fella in the game. To the Skip, Jordan Henderson. my best friend! No one deserves success more than this guy. It’s meant everything to be at his side while he’s achieved it. And to my own family, my wife and children, my mum, dad and sister. my own “team”. They made the good times better and the tough times bearable. I am so grateful to have been part of this special place. And now on to the next adventure. With love, Adam

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