Who would make it into a Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI? Our experts pick their teams

Jamie Carragher
Telegraph writes pick their combined Manchester City/Liverpool XIs

After a bonkers week of Champions League matches, in which Liverpool and Tottenham secured their place in the final of European football's showpiece event, thoughts now turn to domestic matters and the equally fascinating race to be crowned Premier League immortals.

Liverpool and Manchester City have traded blows all season, with neither able to deliver a knockout punch, which means the title will be decided on the final weekend. Just one point separates the two teams, it's all or nothing.

City head to Brighton in the driving seat but Liverpool will be desperate to capitalise on any uncharacteristic slip-up by Pep Guardiola's men as they welcome Wolves to Anfield.

That it has come down to the final round could not be more appropriate as both City and Liverpool have been nothing short of sensational throughout the campaign, setting a new standard in English football.

And this begs the question, with so many world-class players performing at the top of their game, who would make it into a combined XI?

Here, Telegraph Sport's writers and columnists pick their dream teams...

Jamie Carragher

Of the two Brazilian keepers, Ederson just edges out Alisson for his consistency and distribution. Virgil van Dijk and Aymeric Laporte have been the Premier League’s best centre-backs, and Liverpool’s full-backs have dominated. City have the edge in midfield, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have continue to fire Liverpool to crucial wins and Sergio Aguero delivers year after year.

Paul Hayward

City take the bulk of the attacking spots but Liverpool dominate the back four. Fabinho is included for his strong second-half of the season while Sadio Mane just shades Mohamed Salah up front. It is a shame to leave out Kevin De Bruyne but this is based on performances this season, and he has been hampered by injuries.

Jason Burt

I wanted it to be as close as possible, to reflect the title race, which is why I have selected six Manchester City players and five from Liverpool. It feels like the right balance. The main sticking point was whether to choose an all-City midfield and include David Silva, my favourite player. Georginio Wijnaldum is included, though, ahead of Fabinho, who has been outstanding in the second half of the campaign, because of his contribution over the whole season. Had he been fit for longer, Kevin De Bruyne would have been a shoo-in. Mohamed Salah would be first reserve off the bench.

Sam Wallace

There have been so many good performances and so many good players that I am judging on current form to try to make sense of it all. The goalkeepers are all but impossible to separate. Equally, there might be better players than Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson, in fact Fernandinho and David Silva almost certainly are, but the two from Liverpool have been so good in recent days that they have to be in. Mohamed Salah has more league goals than Sergio Aguero but only one of them is currently fit.

Jim White

Oddly, given the free-scoring glories of their front three, it has been Liverpool’s defence on which its surge for the title has been built. The best goalkeeper, the best pair of full-backs and the best centre-back in the league is not a bad insurance policy. Alongside them, Aymeric Laporte has been a revelation for City. It is hard, however, watching City in full flow, to believe anyone could better their midfield three of Fernandinho, David Silva and Bernardo Silva. While upfront, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah would be a combination to terrify every defence in the world.