Liverpool’s strong showing this season has been reflected in four Reds being named to the PFA Team of the Year.
In particular, it’s Liverpool’s defensive record which has been highlighted by the names picked—with the fewest goals conceded this term in the league, just 20.
Three of the Team of the Year back four ply their trade at Anfield, with PFA Players’ Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk the stand-out name at the back.
The fourth member of the Liverpool contingent named to the Team of the Year is forward Sadio Mane, who was shortlisted for Player of the Year, too.
The remainder of the PFA Team comes from Manchester: six City players and one from United, who may fuel the most criticism over inclusion.
That addition from Old Trafford is Paul Pogba, who has had an up-and-down campaign at best in the eyes of many.
Aymeric Laporte is the only defender deemed good enough in the league to match the Reds’ exploits at the back this term, though Ederson got the nod over Alisson‘s debut season at Anfield—despite the Reds’ No. 1 having more clean sheets and conceding fewer.
PFA Team of the Year 2018/19: Ederson (City); Alexander-Arnold (LFC), Laporte (City), Van Dijk (LFC), Robertson (LFC); Fernandinho (City), Pogba (United), Bernardo Silva (City); Mane (LFC), Sergio Aguero (City), Raheem Sterling (City).