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Tottenham and Liverpool meet on Sunday as the two sides attempt to keep pace with the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League.

Spurs are third but are already five points behind Manchester City, while Liverpool are a further four points adrift back in eighth.

We might only be eight matches in but neither side can afford many more slip-ups if they want to rival Pep Guardiola’s side for the title this season.

Realistically, as negative as it sounds, Spurs and Liverpool will probably be happy with another top-four finish this season as they seek to establish themselves as Champions League clubs.

One thing is for sure, both clubs boast some incredible players.

We’ve attempted to pick a combined XI from players from both clubs and it’s been tricky.

But here is who we’ve gone for - and we're pretty sure this XI would win the Premier League:

Goalkeeper | Hugo Lloris

Well this is a bit of a no-brainer, really.

Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the league while Simon Mignolet isn’t. Having said that, Mignolet has looked steady this season and has made some terrific saves.

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Right-back | Serge Aurier

Spurs aren’t missing Kyle Walker because Aurier has made a good start to life at Wembley. Despite a red card against West Ham and conceding a penalty against Real Madrid, the former PSG defender looks a good signing.

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Left-back | Ben Davies

Davies has been benefiting from Danny Rose’s long-term injury and has impressed. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him keep his place when Rose eventually returns to full-fitness. Alberto Moreno has been like a new signing for Liverpool but he’s always likely to make a mistake sooner or later.

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Centre-backs | Toby Alderweireld & Jan Vertonghen

Davinson Sanchez has arrived and looks an absolute beast of a defender but we’re sticking with the tried and tested partnership of Alderweireld and Vertonghen. How Liverpool must wish they had a central defender of their calibre at their club…

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Centre midfield | Dele Alli

Alli may not have started this season too impressively but there’s no doubt the 21-year-old is an incredible talent. To think that Liverpool had the chance to sign him for £5 million just a few years ago but decided against paying him the wages he wanted.

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Centre midfield | Christian Eriksen

While the Dane is starting to get the plaudits he deserves, the former Ajax midfielder is still surely one of the most underrated players in the league.

It’s amazing to think he’s still only 25.

Moussa Dembele would have been the sensible choice in midfield to provide a bit of defensive cover but we’re going Ghung-Ho!

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Centre midfield | Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho completes the very attacking midfield. The Brazilian is world-class in the deeper position of midfield and, despite getting his head being turned by Barcelona in the summer, seems happy at the club.

He’s almost certainly playing his final season in the Premier League before moving to Barca so enjoy him while you can.

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Winger | Mohamed Salah

A few eyebrows were raised when Liverpool spent a club-record fee on Salah this summer. But the Egyptian couldn’t have wished for a better start of his Liverpool career from a personal point of view. Eight goals in 13 matches in all competitions says it all.

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Winger | Sadio Mane

Mane will miss the match at Wembley due to a hamstring injury but there’s no doubt he deserves a place in this XI. The £34 million Liverpool spent on him last summer already looks an absolute bargain with the 25-year-old terrorising defences for fun with his pace.

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Striker | Harry Kane

Who else? Eleven goals in as many games for this season - despite his usual drought in August. It takes his Tottenham tally to 110 in 176 matches for Spurs and he’s already eyeing Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record of 260.

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