Paul Merson reveals his Premier League team of the season with EIGHT Liverpool players … but which three players are breaking the mold to break into former Arsenal striker XI?
- Paul Merson has gone through his Premier League team of the season so far
- The former striker of Arsenal and Aston Villa has named eight Liverpool stars in it
- The Reds were 25 points clear at the top before the season was suspended
Paul Merson has named no fewer than eight Liverpool players to date in his Premier League Team of the Season.
The inclusion of so many of Jurgen Klopp’s men is not surprising given their dominance in the top flight this season, with the Reds racing 25 points at the top of the table before the season was suspended due to the corona virus outbreak.
The Anfield outfit is heavily represented in all areas of the field in Merson’s 4-3-3 formation, with only one spot in the defense, one in midfield and one in attack reserved for stars from other clubs.
Paul Merson has named his Premier League Team of the Season, with eight Liverpool players
Jordan Henderson (left) is one of eight members of Jurgen Klopp to be selected
Given Liverpool’s defensive record throughout the season, the former Arsenal striker had little choice but to opt for Alisson in the goal, with the Brazilian stop keeping 10 goals in his 20 league appearances this campaign.
With the defense, it’s the same story: three out of four are from Klopp’s side.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson have all been selected, but there is a surprising shot next to them, with Merson picking Crystal Palace’s Gary Cahill to take the second center-back.
Gary Cahill is a surprising shot next to Virgil van Dijk in the back of Merson’s team
“He’s excellent for Crystal Palace,” Merson said The mirror. “He came in last summer and you have to remember that he didn’t play much football for Chelsea last season.
“He was completely frozen on Stamford Bridge and he shouldn’t have thought about what he did for the club and what a good player he was.
“Then to go to Palace where you play in a team that owns only 35 to 40 percent, compared to 60 percent of Chelsea, and to defend just as much as he does, he deserves the credit.
“He’s stepped up that defense, and he’s an important reason why Palace isn’t deep in a relegation battle.”