Liverpool have had an up-and-down season on the pitch, with some excellent results and performances being tempered by some well below-par displays and some less-than-impressive defeats, both in league and cup play.
Central to some of this inconsistency has been the playing squad getting used to a new way of working with manager Brendan Rodgers, who has particularly changed the shape of the middle of the team as well as the amount of ball retention they are expected to contribute to.
Having said that, of late there has been a marked improvement in both style and tangible results, giving hope that the Reds can end the season in good form as they look to build for next season.
The midfield has seen 15 different players take to the field wearing the Liverbird crest this season, comprising central and wide players, offensive and defensive, experienced pros and impressionable youngsters, veteran Reds and incoming debutants.
Of course, such a change in the central area of any team is bound to throw up some problems as well as tantalising insights into how the shape of the team will progress, but by and large Rodgers will be fairly happy with how his midfield has grown during the course of the season.
Here is every Liverpool midfielder for this season, ranked by how they have performed over the course of the Reds' 44 competitive matches so far.