Liverpool’s four signings this summer didn’t only add quality but also squad depth.
The Reds managed to keep hold of all of their first-team players, meaning there is now plenty of competition for places.
That much can be seen by the strength of Liverpool’s bench this season.
In their previous match against Leicester, the seven substitutes were: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge.
And that’s with Dejan Lovren ruled out through injury and new signing Fabinho only making one match squad from Liverpool’s first four matches.
That has resulted in Jurgen Klopp having to send some players out on loan due to the difficulty in them getting first-team football at Anfield.
Liverpool currently have 12 players out on loan - but how are they getting on this season?
Let’s take a look:
Loris Karius | Besiktas
Karius has played once for Besiktas in a 1-1 draw against Bursaspor, with many suggesting he was at fault for their opponent's late equaliser. But at least he’s got some more female fans in Turkey after he said: "I did not have this many fans in England and I can say most seem to be female.”
Adam Bogdan | Hibernian
After goalkeeper that struggled at Liverpool. Bogdan’s contract will expire next season and it’s almost certain he will leave on a free transfer. He’s played eight times for Hibs this season, keeping just one clean sheet.
Connor Randall | Rochdale
The 22-year-old has been sidelined for 12 weeks after suffering a fractured cheekbone. For now, Randall has left the League One side and returned to Liverpool.
Marko Grujic | Hertha Berlin
Many believed Grujic may play a part in Liverpool’s first-team this season after he signed a new long-term contract but competition for places is at an all-time high right now. Instead, Gruijic has played in both of Hertha’s match in the Bundesliga this season, helping them pick up two wins.
Sheyi Ojo | Stade Reims
Ojo also signed a new deal at Liverpool this summer but is now trying to impress in Ligue 1 with Reims.
The 21-year-old joined the club at the end of August and has only played 10 minutes for his new club, during a 1-0 defeat to Montpellier.
Ben Woodburn | Sheffield United
The 18-year-old is highly-rated at Liverpool and has already clocked up six matches in the Championship. Earlier this week, Blades boss Chris Wilder sung Woodburn’s praises, saying: "He's doing well and he's been a big part in the results we've achieved so far.
"He's got a great attitude, he's a really good professional and he's fitted in really well to the group.”
Ovie Ejaria | Rangers
Steven Gerrard raided his former club this summer and Ejaria is already flourishing under the club legend.
He’s played 13 times, scoring twice - one of which helped Rangers qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.
You get the impression working under Gerrard at Rangers is the perfect place for the 20-year-old.
Ryan Kent | Rangers
Gerrard also snapped up Kent from Liverpool this summer. Kent has also appeared regularly, making 10 appearances in total.
Competing for the Scottish Premiership and playing in the Europa League will certainly benefit the winger.
Harry Wilson | Derby County
Wilson signed a new contract that is set to keep him at Liverpool until 2023 - that says it all about what the club think of his ability.
He’s been in-and-out of Frank Lampard’s Derby side this season, while he was an unused substitute for Wales in both of their matches during the international break.
He’ll have the opportunity to play Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup later this month.
Taiwo Awoniyi | KAA Gent
Again, Liverpool tied down Awoniyi to a new deal this summer before sending him out on loan.
Awoniyi played in Belgium last season for Royal Excel Mouscron and has returned there with KAA Gent.
He’s scored once in nine appearances so far this campaign.
Allan | Eintracht Frankfurt
The Brazilian signed for Liverpool in 2015 but is yet to play for the club having not been granted a British work permit.
He’s yet to play for Bundesliga side Frankfurt this season.
Danny Ings | Southampton
Ings left Liverpool on the final day of the transfer window and is set to make that move permeant in a £18 million move.
Ings has started his Southampton career well with two goals in four appearances.News Now - Sport News