Who have been Liverpool’s three standout players so far this season?

Here are Liverpool's most impressive players in the opening months of the Premier League

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Alberto Moreno

It has been a tough start for most of Liverpool’s summer signings as the Reds adjust to life without talisman Luis Suarez. Of the new arrivals, Spain Under-21 left-back Alberto Moreno has particularly stood out. The 22-year-old joined in a reasonably-priced £12m deal from Sevilla in August, providing competition for Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan. But Moreno has wasted no time making the left-back spot his own ahead of his compatriot’s return from injury and in the continued absence of Flanagan. Liverpool have a bleak record when it comes to signing Spanish full-backs: Josemi, Albert Riera, Antonio Nunez and to a point, Enrique, all made underwhelming impressions at Anfield. But dispelling the myth that Spanish defenders struggle with the demands of the Premier League, Moreno has shown a welcome tenacity as well as a knack of timing his challenges to perfection. And as Brendan Rodgers signing, it is no surprise Moreno is quite handy going forward. The Europa League winner needs to work on his final ball which lacks consistency, but his searing pace and desire to offer an option going forward have been a welcome addition to the Liverpool defence.

Jordan Henderson

It was a tribute to the progress Jordan Henderson has made under Rodgers that his appointment as Liverpool vice-captain was met without scrutiny. The England international made giant strides during the 2013-14 campaign as he embodied the pressing style which became a feature of Rodgers’s side, particularly at Anfield. However, the 24-year-old has more to his game than running ability. Henderson, quite surprisingly, is the Premier League’s fourth-highest assist maker (10) since August 2013. With his captain Steven Gerrard coming under fire in the opening weeks of the current season, Henderson has relieved pressure on his skipper with a timely goal and three assists. If the former Sunderland man continues to develop into a mature midfielder, he will be the obvious candidate to succeed Gerrard’s leadership mantle in the heart of this Liverpool side.

Raheem Sterling

It is pretty obvious that Raheem Sterling has made a relatively decent start to the campaign when the teenager is being linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. The England international has certainly helped to soften the blow of losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona. The 19-year-old has the dash of creativity and unpredictability that the Uruguayan provided in abundance last season. It is reflected in his stats so far this term: three goals and two assists. Sterling has featured in all 10 of Liverpool’s games this term which is another indication of his growing importance to Rodgers’s side. The concern, though, is Sterling’s bright start will be hampered by fatigue after the Liverpool forward asked to be rested for England’s 1-0 win against Estonia, citing tiredness.

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