Alan Shearer Picks His Premier League Team Of The Season So Far
Alan Shearer has picked his Premier League Team of the Season so far but hasn't included Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, despite many considering him one of the best in the world.
In a normal season it's about the time that fans and pundits would start thinking about who will be winning the end of season awards, and players might have already voted.
This year there's quite a way to go of the season, whenever we do get going again, so we'll have to make do with team's of the year 'so far,' and in Shearer's there's five Liverpool players.
Speaking to the Premier League, the league's all time top goal scorer named his XI.
Explaining his decision to pick Henderson over Alisson the Match of the Day pundit said, "It was tough to leave out Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, but Sheffield United's season has been one of the best stories of the campaign and Henderson has been key to their success. The Manchester United loanee has kept 10 clean sheets and his bravery and confidence belie his 23 years. He is a star in the making."
Few would ask questions about the Reds' defenders who did make the team, in Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the decision to chose Jonny Evans could be seen as controversial.
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On the Leicester man Shearer added, "The Northern Ireland veteran has enjoyed a fantastic season as part of a Leicester City defence who have shown great consistency throughout. Strong in the air, comfortable with the ball at his feet and a great leader, Evans has played a crucial role in the Foxes' quest for a top-four finish."
Jordan Henderson and Kevin de Bruyne are likely to be in the conversation for PFA Player of the Year when things do get going and the Liverpool captain will surely lift the Premier League trophy at some point too.
The former Sunderland man and his teammates are just two wins short of winning the league for the first time in 30 years.
Before the league went on hiatus there was still a chance that they could have captured the title without playing another game.
Title rivals Manchester City were meant to play against Arsenal, just two days before the league was eventually stopped, but that game was postponed before the league was completely stopped before Pep Guardiola's team played Burnley on the Saturday.
Two losses in those games would have seen Liverpool crowned as champions, now they must wait.
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