Liverpool's Premier League-winning squad ranked from 'needs selling' to 'world-class'

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Liverpool have won their first ever Premier League title and it's still settling in for many supporters.

In truth, the Reds' triumph has been on the cards for the best part of six months and the threat of the 2019/20 campaign being rendered null and void was the only real threat to their charge.

Just two games back from the COVID-19 hiatus, though, and Liverpool had their name etched on the trophy with Manchester City failing to secure a win or draw against Chelsea on Thursday.

It will be quite some time before Liverpool get to celebrate with the trophy in front of their adoring fans, but that doesn't take away from what Jurgen Klopp and his players have achieved.

Basically every member of the Liverpool squad can hold their head up high and many of them are widely accepted as the best in the world in their respective positions.

Liverpool's title-winning squad

So, bearing that in mind, we decided at GIVEMESPORT that it would be an interesting challenge to try and rank Liverpool's title-winning squad on the popular website Tiermaker.

We love a difficult task and sifting through the members of arguably the Premier League's greatest ever team from 'world class' to 'needs selling' is about as tricky as it comes.

We know it's going to cause plenty of disagreement, so keep your pitch fork close at hand, but take the plunge to discover our full rankings nonetheless.

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Needs selling

Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana

Look, Lovren is simply a massive step down on the other Liverpool players in his position and as much as Klopp is a fan of Lallana, a summer departure feels like the right note on which to end his time at Anfield.

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Promising

Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott

It's hard to rank the younger players in Liverpool's squad because, well, they're still learning their trade at the top, but Jones and Elliott have been the standout youngsters this season for our money.

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Average

Naby Keita, Adrian, Takumi Minamino, Adrian, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi

Time seems to be running out for Keita to finally kick on at the club, Origi has only scored three league goals all season and Shaqiri has only started three games in all competitions in 2019/20.

As for Minamino, we've not seen enough from the Japanese international to even warrant the 'promising' category, though Klopp signings tend to get better as time goes on.

And Adrian might just be the most overrated goalkeeper in the Premier League.

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Good

James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

There's a common thread between the players in this tier: very impressive midfielders who haven't quite found their top gear at Anfield this season.

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Very good

Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson and Joel Matip

Fabinho narrowly misses out on the top tier through injuries and a mid-year wobble, Firmino has had a poor goal-scoring season by his standards and Robertson actually enjoyed a better campaign in 2018/19.

Meanwhile, Henderson's brilliance this season hasn't quite bordered on world-class for us and although the duo of Gomez and Matip are stunning alongside Van Dijk, they're not quite top tier in their own right yet.

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World-class

Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah

Best centre-back in the world. Best right-back in the world. Best goalkeeper in the world. Not a bad start, right?

Then, in terms of Salah and Mane, they continue to be the potent goalscoring threats at Liverpool's spearhead and either of them could win a second or third Premier League Golden Boot respectively.

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Quality everywhere

Liverpool are stacked with quality from top to bottom, there's no doubt about it.

It's pretty clearcut that Lallana is on his way out this summer and Lovren's performance at Everton underlined his lack of quality compared to his teammates, so selling the Croatian makes sense.

Otherwise, though, you know your squad is dripping with talent when we're putting the likes of Keita and Minamino in merely 'average' as well as Wijnaldum and Milner only in 'good'.

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But if that wasn't the case, they wouldn't be on course to become the Premier League's greatest ever team, would they?

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