The microstructure evolution of the extruded Mg-9Li-1Al (LA91) during rolling was investigated taking account of effects of different routes including hot rolling, and cross rolling. The rolling parameters were suggested by thermal compression testing. As a result, the suggested rolling parameters were 250°C and 1.0s-1. Transverse hot rolling would bring a finer microstructure to the as-rolled LA91 sheet. With the enhancement of the rolling reduction during unidirectional hot rolling the α-Mg phase became granular or short rod-like from long strip-like. Transverse + longitudinal hot rolling would improve the microstructure and was a better cross rolling route by which the strength and the elongation of the cross rolled LA91 sheet reached 243MPa and 20% respectively. The over-aging existed in the cross rolled LA91 sheets.