Manchester United And Liverpool Players Ranked From 'World Class' To 'Terrible'
Liverpool and Manchester United renew the Premier League's fiercest rivalry on Sunday afternoon when Jurgen Klopp's high fliers host the struggling side from down the M62.
The North West derby between Liverpool and United has always been hotly contested as the two biggest clubs in England take each other on, no matter what their positions in the league.
After decades of Manchester dominance it's now the Merseysiders on top, of the rivalry and the league, and that's reflected in our ranking of players from both sides, from 'World Class' to 'Terrible.'
World Class: Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane
Great: Paul Pogba, Jordan Henderson, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Roberto Firmino, Mason Greenwood, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho
Okay: David de Gea, Brandon Williams, James Milner, Fred, Victor Lindelof, Joel Matip, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Georgi Wijnaldum
Overrated: Anthony Martial, Mo Salah, Harry Maguire
Terrible: Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard.
It's very much a reflection of how the two teams are doing right now that the top tier if full of Liverpool players and the bottom tier is all United bar Adam Lallana, who ironically scored the vital equaliser in the pair's first meeting this season.
There is no doubting that Van Dijk, runner up in the Ballon d'Or, Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, considered by most as the world's best full-back, and Mane belong in a world class category.
It would be difficult to choose any World XI without those players being included in the team, with all four recently making FIFA 20's FUT Team of the Year.
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Overrated doesn't necessarily mean the player is bad but it certainly means that their impact on the team is overstated and that's the case for Martial, Salah and Maguire.
The French forward is a top performer on his day, famously scoring on his debut against Liverpool, but all too often goes missing from the game.
Teammate Maguire cost the Red Devils £80 million in the summer but he's not been anything more than solid for much of the season and he's yet to score, will he get better now he's club captain.
Salah has 10 goals this season but isn't quite reaching his peak of the previous two season whilst Mane has overtaken him as the team's most important player.
Where would you rank the players?