Brendan Rodgers has been busy in signing Lallana, Lambert and Emre Can, but the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona will serve as a great blow to the Reds’ title and even Champions League ambitions.
A few out and a few in for the Black Cats who are going about things a lot more calmly now Gus Poyet is in charge than when predecessor Paolo Di Canio had the reigns 12 months ago.
13. Aston Villa
Villa’s new signings reads like a who’s who of famous stars from England from about eight years ago, with Philippe Senderos, Joe Cole and Kieran Richardson having all arrived in free transfers.
Of the promoted sides the Clarets have perhaps been the most successful so far, bringing in the likes of Steven Reid, Matt Taylor and Michael Kightly – players with top flight experience.
11. West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies are also under new management and have shipped out some of the dead wood, whilst also acquiring the likes of Craig Gardner and Joleon Lescott.