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This is surely the most difficult position to fill in the side, with any one of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Jordon Ibe, Fabio Borini and, who knows, even Brazilian midfielder Willian all capable and likely to start matches depending on Liverpool's opposition and formation. According to ESPN, Liverpool have identified the Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder as their next transfer target.
But following his impressive preseason it is Raheem Sterling who gets the nod here.
Nobody would ever have expected the young Englishman to have played so many matches in the last campaign, and following a brief break from the first-team, he looks ready and raring to go again this time around.
He won't start every game, but he can make an impact when called upon.