My first test in a real competition would come against Stabaek as we fought for a spot in the Europa League. Seeing as some of the new players weren't available yet, they came too late to be registered for this round, I would have to manage with a thin squad. Not to be disrespectful but this really was a game that we should win.
And win we did.
The first game was actually a comfortable win, even though it was only by the odd goal they never really threatened our defence.
When they later came to Anfield, the class difference was once again too obvious as we got a solid win after both Assaidi and Kacaniklic scored in their debutes, while Sahin got his first goal for the club in his second game.
The draw against Dundee was a decent one for us, a team we should beat but by no way a walk in the park.
They got an early surprise goal when they came to visit and even with our dominance on the pitch, we just couldn't seem to score. That is until Steven Gerrard showed us the way by single handedly turning it around in our favour.
Giving some younger players the chance in the game in Scotland showed fruitful as Kacaniklic scored once more together with Sahin. But it was Raheem Sterling who stole the show with two well placed shots from his right wing that Cierzniak in the Dundee goal had no chance of catching.
My League debut didn't go as good as the one in Europe.
A weak game saw us pretty much outplayed by newly promoted Southampton who kept piling on the pressure.
Our defence did rather well, considering what was going on on the pitch, but a indecisive Lewandowski was made lackluster by the Southampton defenders. I am guessing he will take some time to settle though, and I will give him that time, I know what quality he possess, he just need to get it out there.
Here are the largest transfers made by Premier League clubs this transfer window.
Lewandowski being the most expensive one and with us at Liverpool spending much money on new transfers as well as getting much for our sellings.