Brendan Rodgers is a stubborn one and apparently has no intention of changing his penchant for rotation in response to criticism for leaving Raheem Sterling out against Aston Villa last weekend.
Sterling makes the cut this time around, but so too does forgotten man Fabio Borini.
It was less than three weeks ago that Liverpool were attempting to flog the Italian to any club with a set of cones and a football, but after finding himself stuck with Borini, Rodgers is not afraid to use him.
Borini’s inclusion looks like Liverpool will move to a 4-4-2 diamond, invented by Louis van Gaal last week in Manchester United’s defeat of QPR.
Sakho dropped. Lucas starts. Borini starts. This is not ending well, is it?
— RobinLFC (@Robish13) September 20, 2014
Lucas and Borini ? You been.on the moroccan.woodbines Brendan ????
— Stuart LFC Gowen (@StuartGowen) September 20, 2014
No real issue with Borini starting today but seems strange how him and lucas were both told they could leave and now both starting in 1st 11
— Ian Thomas (@Ian1892T) September 20, 2014
Borini will be glad he stuck around. In 3 weeks since Rodgers advised him to move he has played in the CL and been called up for a PL start
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 20, 2014
Borini you know, this is what happens when you refuse to leave
— October Alsina (@J_Mitch93) September 20, 2014