Jamie Carragher Picks His Combined Liverpool And Manchester United XI
Jamie Carragher has picked his combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI ahead of Sunday's meeting at Anfield.
United's win at Burnley in their game in hand in midweek means they are now three points clear of their rivals going into the top of the table clash.
But Reds' legend Carragher still gave the edge to Liverpool when putting together a side made up of both sets of players going off current form.
He selected eight players from the Premier League champions and a further three from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Because it had to be available players, Virgil van Dijk was not in contention.
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Explaining his choices on Sky Sports, Carragher said: "Liverpool at this moment have the edge over Manchester United so I think they would always dominate these teams.
"A few years ago De Gea would have been straight in but I think that's the role of Alisson now when you pick Liverpool against any other team in the league.
"The big decision for me was at centre-back. Maguire's had a really tough time at the start of the season but I've actually really admired the way he's come out of that and the performances he's showing - I think that's testament to his mentality.
"Fabinho is not a centre-back so Manchester United supporters may argue for [Victor] Lindelof or maybe Eric [Bailly] but Fabinho's possibly been Liverpool's best player this season.
"I had to have Rashford in the team. Was I gonna leave Salah or Mane out? Of course not, they're two of the first picks in there.
"I love Firmino but I'm a huge admirer of Marcus Rashford and I had to find a position for him."
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