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Carragher and Neville pick their all-time Premier League XI's

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Jamie Carragher picked his best Premier League 11 from the UK & Ireland, while Gary Neville selected his squad from the rest of the world crop of Premier League players.

Both certainly had a wealth of talent to choose from, and Neville's attacking quartet could hardly be bettered. Eric Cantona, supported by Luis Suarez, with Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo on the wings, is seemingly unstoppable.

But, Carragher's back four would have a good chance at halting them. The former Liverpool defender gave his old Manchester United rival Neville the nod at right-back, and opted for the defiant duo of John Terry and Tony Adams in the middle, completed by ex-Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole on the left.

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Neville's back line all played their Premier League football in Manchester; Pablo Zabaleta and Vincent Kompany, of the the City persuasion, made up the right hand side. While Neville looked back to Old Trafford for the remaining two, and selected Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.

They had to be good, too, as Carragher chose an attacking trio of Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and the league's all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer. The midfield battle is another mouthwatering match up, full of maestros of the position.

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David Beckham, Roy Keane and Steven Gerrard were in the middle of the park for the UK & Ireland team, while Neville opted for the commanding pair of Yaya Toure and Patrick Viera. David Seaman and Peter Schmeichel were allowed to renew their rivalry between the sticks to complete the teams.

The only two players included that have failed to win a Premier League title were also the only two Liverpool players named; Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes, who was voted the Premier League's greatest ever midfielder on a Sky Sports poll, was a notable omission. As too were Frank Lampard, Dennis Bergkamp, Sergio Aguero and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

It is difficult to agree on the best 11 players from the Premier League era, but one thing everyone can agree is that it would be an exceptional game we would all love to see.

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Jamie Carragher
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