20. Fabio Borini
Sunderland tried desperately to sign the Italian after his successful spell at the Stadium if Light last term, but Borini has chosen to stay on Merseyside and fight for a place.
19. Lucas Leiva
Used to be a stalwart in the midfield, but a combination of injuries and a dip in form means Lucas is now nothing more than a squad player.
18. Joe Allen
Was considered an expensive flop when he first followed Rodgers to the club from Swansea City in 2012, but showed over the last 12 months that he can provide something in the middle.
17. Jose Enrique
Effectively missed an entire campaign last time out due to injury and whether or not the Spaniard can establish himself back in the starting XI remains to be seen.
16. Emre Can
A new £9.75m purchase from Bayer Leverkusen and a 20-year-old who arrives in England with much promise and a great future ahead of him.