Neville, Carra include six Liverpool stars in team of 2020

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher included six Liverpool title-winners in their Monday Night Football team of the year.

Alisson, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah were included in the XI, while Sadio Mane was left out.


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It was Son Heung-min who was included on the left side of a front three with Tottenham teammate Harry Kane down the middle.

Manchester duo Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne completed the midfield, while Wolves skipper Conor Coady was selected alongside Van Dijk in defence.

And Coady’s inclusion was one of the main points of contention.

Neville said: “I put into contention Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Conor Coady, Aymeric Laporte and Tyrone Mings.

“Coady to be fair with Wolves’ defensive record, breaking into the England team and his stats were as good as any of the rest. Laporte’s missed games, it just became a choice.

Carragher added: “There’s always that question until you’ve played at international level or European football.

“I think making the step up with the international team and his personality in defence as well he deserves to get in.

“We talk about keeping clean sheets, his passing from the back is as good as anyone.

“There is possibly only Virgil van Dijk in the Premier League who is better as a centre back. That back five almost picked itself.”

The other point of debate was over who should be picked next to Kane and Salah in the front-three.

Neville said: “You cannot criticise Son or Mane. There’s no negatives about them and every club in the world would want Son or Mane playing for them.

“But when you plug the goals and assists in Son has done better in a team that’s not done as good as Liverpool but that’s no reflection on Mane.’

Carragher agreed with Neville as he added: “I love Mane but he’s going through a spell at the moment with one goal in nine games and Son has been off the charts you can’t not pick him.”

 

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