PHOTOS: Manquillo and Lovren on their impressive Liverpool debuts

Anfield

Two of Liverpool's summer signings started for the Reds against Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool have been extremely busy in terms of transfers this summer, parting company with a world-class player but bringing in a whole host of impressive additions - some for the here-and-now and others for the future.

Two players set to play a big part in Liverpool's campaign are Javier Manquillo and Dejan Lovren, and the two defenders both started against Southampton as the Reds began their season with a 2-1 win.

The goals may have come from the usual suspects - Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge - but the two defenders played a big part in the result, with Manquillo in particular impressing after joining on a two-year loan from Atletico Madrid.

SEE ALSO: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: There is a new SAS!

The 20-year-old has tough competition for a starting-berth when you consider the other full-backs at Rodgers' disposal.  But he staked a claim to start the Reds' next match against Manchester City.

As for Lovren, he could become Liverpool's best signing of the summer as the club look to alleviate the defensive frailties that blighted their previous campaign.

What did you think of Manquillo and Lovren's debuts?

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch