Liverpool have been bloomin' busy this summer, haven't they?
The Reds have already started to reshuffle their pack to take on the Premier League again next year, after a rather poor showing last season. Brendan Rodgers and his boys struggled to a disappointing sixth place, while they were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions at the semi-final stages. The Europa League beckons once more, unfortunately.
They'll have to go through next season without their influential captain, Steven Gerrard, too. But Liverpool's board and Rodgers himself seem to have their business heads on; full of the will to sufficiently replace their former skipper. They've already made some very good signings ahead of the big kick off - and even if they are to lose the services of Raheem Sterling - they're already set to challenge next term.
But after a poor campaign last year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a chunk of the current squad take ratings hits on the much anticipated FIFA 16 game; due for release in September. Liverpool’s players will be re-evaluated and judged on their qualities at present, in order to gauge an accurate score for each player's upcoming FIFA Ultimate Team score card.
In some attempt to pre-empt those standings, here's a prediction of the ratings each Liverpool player could be handed for the new edition. Bear in mind that this squad will look a LOT different come the opening day of the 2015/16 season, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Here they are, from lowest to highest…
33. Rafael Paez - 56
FIFA 15 FUT Rating - 56
Spanish defender Rafa Paez spent last season out on loan at Bologna and Eibar, in Italy and Spain respectively.
He didn't do enough in either spell to warrant an improvement; that's if he even makes next year's game.