The likes of Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard have been regular starters in the midfield positions, whilst young midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Jordan Henderson have been pushing for starts following some impressive displays. Add to this the return from injury of Lucas Leiva, and it appears Sahin currently finds himself as the sixth choice midfielder at Anfield.
The news will come as a surprise to many Liverpool fans, as his signing in the summer was regarded as a major coup for Rodgers. Failure to settle, and the fact that he has been playing out of position by his own admission means his stay at Anfield has so far been disappointing.
Dortmund have registered an intrest in resigning the player who made his name in Germany before making the big money move to Real Madrid, although a move will depend on whether the Signal Iduna Park-based outfit can afford his £70,000-a-week wages.