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Liverpool's five best players of the season so far

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The Brendan Rodger's revolution has been a bumpy road so far at Anfield, with the side threatening to hit top form for a few months, but not quite managing it yet.

Nevertheless, there have been some individuals standing out all season, who have been the top five performers?

Luis Suarez

As much of a no brainer choice as there can be. Suarez has been wonderful for his team this season, with the importance of his goals to their points tally well known. Suarez's close control is probably the best in the league, and he has added plenty of goals to that skilful play already this season. Whoever they sign in january, you'd expect Liverpool's success this season to be closely aligned to Suarez's form, and so far the Uruguayan has lived up to that pressure admirably.

Raheem Sterling

No-one could have expected the impact that Sterling has had this season, breaking into the Liverpool first team to become an established starter before his 18th birthday. Sterling has played with great maturity in an inexperienced side, and has coped well with the physical demands of top level football. News that the youngster has agreed a enw five year deal is the best Christmas present Liverpool fans could have wished from their club.

Glen Johnson

The full back has come on a great deal in 2012, establishing himself as England's first choice right back, and answering much fo the criticism that has previously come his way with a string of polished performances for his club. In one on one situations, both defensively and going forward, Johnson is an excellent player, and he has improved the other apsects of his game greatly this year to become a more ocmplete player.

Daniel Agger

The Danish centre was rumoured to be on Manchester City's radar in the summer, but committed himself to Liverpool and is enjoying an excellent season at the club so far. Whenever he has been injury free for a long period, Agger has impressed at Anfield, and Liverpool will be desperate that the defender can stay fit for the remainder of the year.

Steven Gerrard

By his own high standards, this hasn't been a remarkable season for Steven Gerrard, but his influence on the side cannot be overstated. The England midfielder has settled in well to Rodger's new system, and he carries the threat from an otherwise largely defensive central midfield. With Lucas returning, Gerrard might be given a little more scope to play further forward in the second half of the season, and he will no doubt be integral to any success the club has in the New Year.

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