The 2018-19 English Premier League season is few games away from ending, and Manchester City and Liverpool’s tough challenge for the top prize is set to go right down to the wire.
The duo have dominated from matchday 1 till date, and the PFA Team of the Year will most definitely consist mainly of their players.
Here is how that revered XI could look like:
The Liverpool Brazilian goalkeeper has been a revelation since arriving from AS Roma for £67million and has looked like one of the missing pieces to finally complete the jigsaw.
With most clean sheets (17) and just 20 league goals shipped, the 26-year-old has been the best in his position this term, narrowly beating Manchester City’s Ederson.
LB- Andrew Robertson
The Liverpool star has weighed in with nine league assists, and is one of the reasons the Reds are on top of the league table.
Has there been a better left-back?
CB – Virgil van Dijk
The £75million the Reds splashed on the Netherlands international in January 2018 is starting to look like a bargain considering his huge influence in their title ambitions.
CB- Aymeric Laporte
Should Manchester City successfully defend the title, the French ace would have helped made massive contributions to the success.
RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold
The youngster has been the best right-back in the English top-flight this term, and he could end up winning the title, making the PFA Team of the Year and emerging the PFA Young Player of the Year after a massive campaign.
MF – Eden Hazard
Arguably the best player in the league over the last five campaigns.
The Chelsea star has scored 16 goals and assisted 12 others in 33 games, and he will be hoping to lead them to a top-four finish.
MF – Fernandinho
Manchester City have heavily relied on the Brazilian powerhouse, and he has arguably been their most important player this term.
No blocking midfielder has been better this season and he is a shoo-in for the team of the year.
MF – Mohamed Salah
The Liverpool forward has been criticized for his “dip in form” this term, but that no one has scored more goals says a lot about the standard he has reached.
The Egyptian is looking to drag his side over the finishing line, and given his recent inspired form, that can’t be ruled out.
FW- Sadio Mane
The Senegalese is also in contention for the Golden Boot after registering 18 strikes, and he has been one of the reasons Liverpool can finally win their first ever EPL title.
FW- Sergio Aguero
The South American legend is looking to win the league and Golden Boot this term, and having been brilliant all campaign, he now has the next five games to do so.
FW- Raheem Sterling
Van Dijk is the closest challenger the City star has for the PFA Player of the Year gong, and it will be exciting to see if the England international pips the Dutchman to it.
The club’s chances of winning the title hinge on how he fares in front of goal in their next and last five games, though.