With a top of the table clash between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on the horizon I have created a combined XI, featuring players from both sides in a 4-3-3 formation.
For this team I have left out players with long term injuries, such as Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Goalkeeper: Allison (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s Brazilian shot-stopper beats Spurs captain Hugo Lloris to this spot. Despite injury problems of his own this season, Allison has been a vital and irreplaceable part of Liverpool’s defence. Making the Goalkeeper position his own on the way to Liverpool’s Champions League and Premier League glories.
Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
This choice is an obvious one. The local lad has been a revelation since taking the right back position from Nathaniel Clyne in 2017. Along with Andy Robertson the two have completely revamped how people expect a full back to play. Contributing 17 G/A in last seasons Premier League alone, the Scouser in Liverpool’s team is an easy choice for the Right back slot.
Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)
The Belgium international becomes the first Tottenham player to make the team so far. The consistent defender has had a strong start to the season at the heart of Tottenham’s defence. Not appearing in every match, he has been missed when not featuring. Alongside Eric Dier a strong partnership has been formed, as Tottenham have risen to the top of the Premier League table.
Centre back: Fabinho (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s Brazilian makeshift centre back makes the team after his seamless adaption to the role. After long term injuries to Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, both of whom would likely have featured in this team – the former especially, Fabinho has really stepped up. Usually ever-present at the base of Liverpool’s midfield three, protecting the defence, Fab has a history of playing at right back for previous club Monaco. Nevertheless, his transition has been nothing short of Phenomenal.
Left back: Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
The Scotland captain was another fairly easy choice, with Liverpool’s defence being instrumental in their recent successes. Similarly to Alexander-Arnold, Robertson has become apart of reinventing the full back role. An emphasis on joining the attack, contributing heavily with assists and high energy performances. Costing Liverpool only £8 Million from relegated Hull City, the Scot has been an absolute steal. But, to his credit, Spurs summer signing Sergio Reguilon has performed strongly this season and is unlucky to miss out.
Central defensive midfielder: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s all action captain gets the nod to sit at the base of the midfield three. Despite his preferred role being slightly further forward in the ‘8’ role, he has returned to the holding role whilst Fabinho has been at centre back. Whilst Henderson doesn’t necessarily contribute goals and assists, he makes Liverpool tick, doing the dirty work and the ‘simple stuff’ perfectly. Leading to the Englishman becoming one the champions most important players.
Centre midfield: Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham)
After a tough first year in England, Tottenham’s £54 million pound signing has vastly improved this season. Whilst, like Henderson, he doesn’t necessarily contribute goals and assists, his silky play in midfield makes his inclusion absolutely necessary. An incredible breakout campaign in 2018/19 with Lyon caught worldwide attention and, if his form continues to improve, we could see him back to that level.
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
The Dutchman is selected due to his consistently superb performances in Liverpool’s midfield this season, and in years gone by. Gini’s energetic performances in previous years have secured Liverpool vital victories and points. With his contract up in the summer, and no deal agreed yet, it will be absolutely criminal if Liverpool don’t retain their man.
Right wing: Mo Salah (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s Egyptian star was a certain for this XI. His goal scoring record since joining the club from Roma speaks for itself. His linkup play as a part of the Salah/Firmino/Mane front three does too. He’s continued his goal scoring form this season, becoming Liverpool’s record champions league scorer of the modern era – with 22 goals goals in just 36 games. It isn’t hard to see why he’s loved by the Kop.
Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham)
The England captain and Spurs academy product was the only real choice to be this sides No.9. He has been incredibly prolific this season with 9 goals and 10 assists in 12 Premier League games. Kane’s new found role as provider in his link up play with Heung-min Son has led to the two becoming one of the most deadly duo’s in Premier League history – and earns him a place in this side.
Left wing: Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
A couple of years ago, if you made a combined XI that was dominated by a Liverpool attack it would be a shock. However, due to Son’s form alongside Kane, it was a no brainer. 10 goals and four assists this season in the Spurs attack has helped send them to the top of the league.
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