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Video – The best Liverpool v Man Utd combined XI from Premier League era

There’s been plenty of chatter in recent days about the best combined XI between the current Liverpool and Manchester United squads, with nobody seeming to be able to agree.

So we decided to get away from all that, because, well let’s be honest, it would be David de Gea plus the rest of the Liverpool team, such is the miserable form of Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.

However, it got us thinking about who have been the best ever players that have ever played for these two great rivals over the course of the Premier League era – and let me tell you, it wasn’t easy.

First, the goalkeeping department, there has been Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar, Pepe Reina, or of course, the current incumbents, David de Gea or Alisson.

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There have been a plethora of top centre-backs over the years too: Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Jaap Stam, or even the excellent Virgil van Dijk.

Central midfield was a tough choice too, with the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, and Michael Carrick to choose from.

But up front was where it really got tough, with both sides having boasting an abundance of attacking talent over the years. Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Ruud van Nistelrooy have all lead the line superbly for United, while Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Ballon d’Or winner Michael Owen have all done so for the Anfield outfit.

So, after much deliberation, here is The Football Faithful‘s best-combined XI between Liverpool and United. Leave us a comment below.

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