The Return of Liverpool’s Prodigal Son

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.