Ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield we thought we’d have a little look at a combined Liverpool and Everton XI.
The Spaniard has been in improved form this season of late and just tips Howard.
Johnson started the season well, has been less impressive of late but Everton have struggled with a regular right back. Although, Seamus Coleman has been performing well there of late.
A no-brainer this really. He’s probably the best left-back in the League never mind this imaginary eleven.
CBs: Jagielka and Agger
One from each side of Stanley Park; would make a good pairing together.
Starting to return to form and just edges Gibson here.
CM: Fellaini and Gerrard
Fellaini may be a dirty t**t but he certainly causes problems for teams and his aerial presence is something that Liverpool could do with in their side. Gerrard is a no-brainer, despite his best being behind him he is still a step above Osman or.. err.. Hitzlsperger!
Let the little magician play in a free role behind the front two in a diamond midfield but drift out wide when needed. Most of the width here would come from the attacking full backs anyway.
FWD: Suarez and Sturridge
Almost went with Suarez up front on his own, and then brining Pienaar in as a wide midfielder but decided that Coutinho is better centrally and the two front men could drift wide to allow Fellaini, Coutinho and Gerrard to profit from deep.
Subs: Howard, Coleman, Carragher, Pienaar, Gibson, Mirallas, Borini.
Not really many attacking options from either side in all honesty. Borini gets the nod over the woeful Jelavic, although there is a good case to be argued for Anichebe. Carragher gets a place ahead of Distin, just. Pienaar and Mirallas can offer some width if needed.
Agree? Disagree? Let us know your XI below.