After seven months, almost two complete transfer windows and 35 competitive matches, Brendan Rodgers is getting a hold of his new job as Liverpool manager. By now, he should have a pretty good idea of what his strongest XI is.
So far, in all competitive matches, Rogers has utilised 34 players, with Raheem Sterling playing the most times (30) and seven players appearing just once or twice to date—including record-breaking youngster Jerome Sinclair, new boy Daniel Sturridge and the now-departed Charlie Adam.
Form has been up and down for a large part of the season, though a recent resurgence offers hope for the Reds that they can pick up a significant point total in the Premier League over the second half of the season. They also have trophies to play for on two fronts, with the FA and Europa League Cups up for grabs.
Rodgers ensuring that he can select his strongest side as often as possible will determine just how far up the league table the Reds can look to finish.
Following is a breakdown of the best XI for Liverpool in the Northern Irishman's debut season in charge.