As Liverpool face Tottenham in the most awaited clash at the weekend, there is so much quality in both sides that are capable of making any combined eleven in the Premier League, however, here is the best looking combined eleven:
GOALKEEPER – ALISSON BECKER
With Lloris ruled out of the game the only competition for the Brazilian number one is Vorm, and there is no doubt about who the better keeper among the two is. Lloris however, would have been the man to give tighter competition to Alisson simply due to his Premier League experience. But in this combined eleven, Allison gets the nod as the first player on the team sheet.
Working hard!! 💪🏼🇧🇷🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/NJHOhuLFmA
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) September 6, 2018
CENTRE-BACK – VERTONGHEN
Vertonghen has been incredibly solid and consistent at the back for Spurs as he most often is. He has been much more dependable and consistent than his partner Alderwearald and hence gets the nod ahead of him.
— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) August 18, 2018
CENTRE-BACK – VIRGIL VAN DIJK
Van Dijk is proving to be absolute bargain for Liverpool after the Dutch captain has revolutionised a once shaky looking Liverpool defence. His partner Joe Gomez has also been in incredible form and completely deserved his England senior call-up but the partnership of Vertonghen and Van Dijk looks too good to miss out on.
Great feeling to have been named the @StanChart Player of the Month for August, it means a lot! Thank you to all of my teammates for helping me on the pitch! full focus now on our big game on Saturday #YNWA 😃 pic.twitter.com/H409n53xRr
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 12, 2018
LEFT BACK – TRIPPIER
Bury Beckham as he is called, edges out Trent in a battle between two promising English wingers who are better known for their attacking prowess down the flank rather than their defensive abilities. Trippier is a little bit more experienced and his ability to take free kicks, give him the edge over the Liverpudlian.
Trippier: "England can beat anyone" pic.twitter.com/SpZIXDah2U
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 5, 2018
RIGHT BACK – ROBERTSON
Andrew Robertson has over the course of last season, evolved into one of the best right backs in the premier league and it is hence extremely difficult to leave the man out of any combined eleven that he is involved in throughout the season.
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) September 14, 2018
RIGHT WING – MO SALAH
The Egyptian King hasn’t had the greatest of starts of his campaign in goal scoring terms but seems to have turned provider this time out creating the most goal scoring opportunities in the League as yet. He has two goals and two assists to his name and is yet again the man who will carry the mantle of Liver bird upon himself.
We forget how many quality goals Salah scored in the CL; from that unstoppable top bins vs his new teammate Alisson, that goal vs Porto, the composure vs Spartak Moscow and the chip that made Otamendi do the splits. pic.twitter.com/yJqMApVY62
— . (@VintageSalah) September 13, 2018
CENTRE MID – ERIKSON
There are no doubts of this man in the centre of the park. He looked to be a little out of touch in the initial games but has come into his own during the international break. Erikson will have the responsibility of pulling the strings in this team.
Christian Erikson's form for Denmark🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/9cdCcVLGqf
— P&D Betting (@PDBetting_) September 9, 2018
CENTRE MID – NABY KEITA
Keita’s arrival has brought an air or optimism among the Kop. He is the sort of box to box midfielder that this Liverpool team has lacked and to be fair, he does not create magic like Coutinho but certainly creates a surrounding to help the players around him create magic. His partnership with Erikson is surely a mouth watering one.
Naby Keita: "I think it's fair to say that the Premier League is a tough league."
Also Naby Keita:pic.twitter.com/7e7wbKZ4NO
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) September 11, 2018
LEFT WING – SADIO MANE
Mane has been stellar this season just like that of the previous few in a Red shirt, but is often underrated. This year Liverpool’s new number 10 has really come into his own and stamping a mark of authority of this Liverpool team.
BREAKING: Sadio Mane is the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/NA8ILaV9WR
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 3, 2018
STRIKER – LUCAS MOURA
Moura has been in sublime form for Totenham this year and made it seem like they have not missed Son at all. He eases the goal scoring burden from Harry Kane which is vital for Totenham. His partnership with Kane will be the key come gameday tomorrow.
✅Player of the Month for August
⚽3 goals in 4 appearances
🏆MOTM against Man United in 3-0 win @SmithySoccerAM explains why Lucas Moura is one of Tottenham's key players ⭐#12thMan #Ad pic.twitter.com/53Lpb79E7d
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 13, 2018
STRIKER – HARRY KANE
The Golden boot winner at the world cup has surely established himself as one of the best strikers in the world and his goal scoring prowess and record against Liverpool surely makes him the first candidate on the team sheet in the Striker department.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) September 8, 2018