Salah, De Bruyne, Kane: Carragher & Neville pick their PL team of the season | OneFootball
Salah, De Bruyne, Kane: Carragher & Neville pick their PL team of the season
On Monday Night Football, the two pundits were tasked with picking the best XI of the Premier League campaign – and they disagreed on four selections.
Carragher and Neville picked three different defenders and couldn’t agree on a central midfielder – although selected seven of the same players.
They both picked Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son in their teams.
But check them both out in full.
Jamie Carragher’s Team of the Season
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rice, Silva, Salah, Kane, Son.
Carragher on Matip: “He has been fantastic. He has been as good as Virgil van Dijk this season, he has been outstanding, he really has. Last season, I may have said Ruben Dias was player of the year. This season, he has not been quite himself, he has had a few injury problems.
“Matip with his ability to bring the ball out from the back, his partnership with Van Dijk has been outstanding.”
Carragher on Rice: “I always talk about Fabinho or Rodri because they play for the top teams and are as good as anyone at breaking up play.
“I just think Declan Rice reminds me of an old-fashioned midfield player who plays in a two. He reminds me of Roy Keane. He is not just a holding midfield player, he drives forward with the ball. He is more than a sitting player.”
Gary Neville’s Team of the Season
Alisson, Walker, Dias, Van Dijk, Robertson, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Salah, Kane, Son.
Neville on Robertson: “Absolutely love Cancelo, I couldn’t love him more, but I cannot ignore Robertson. He is the best full-back in the league by a mile because he does both things incredibly well.
“This is eight or nine out of ten every week, the impetus he gives Liverpool in games where it is hurting, it is unbelievable. He does more than you ever notice.”
Neville on Walker: “I think he has had an unbelievable season and when he doesn’t play City miss him lots. City’s defensive record is as good as Liverpool’s.
“That right-hand side of City’s defence and left-hand side of Liverpool’s defence are absolutely brilliant and that’s why I have split the defence, basically. I think Kyle Walker and Dias are a better right-hand side.”
Neville on Rodri: “Rodri, by the way, best player for Man City this season. If you said to anyone at City this season, he has been absolutely monumental in that position.
“I didn’t fancy him when he first came over, I was comparing him to Fernandinho, thinking he wasn’t mobile and looked slow on the ball. He has come on to a different level this season.”
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