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Carragher helped pick an incredible Liverpool XI.

Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp pick Liverpool's best ever Premier League XI

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If there’s two opinions Liverpool fans value and respect most, it’s Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp’s.

The legendary pair enjoyed excellent spells at Anfield and have since taken up careers in punditry with Sky Sports - and to much success.

Football fans have taken to their expert knowledge and inclination to speak their minds when analysing matches over the past few seasons.

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And now, the duo have combined to pick their best Liverpool XI from the Premier League era.

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LIVERPOOL XI

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GOALKEEPER

“Goalie, I’d have to say Pepe Reina,” said Carragher - and it’s no wonder.

The Spaniard became a fan favourite during his nine-year spell on Merseyside, helping Liverpool towards FA Cup success in 2006 and becoming one of the Premier League’s finest shot-stoppers.

DEFENCE

Rob Jones was the surprise inclusion at right-back, whilst Redknapp opted to include his fellow pundit at centre-back.

Asked if Carragher should feature, he said: "Yeah of course, no doubt.”

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Sami Hyppia was chosen to play alongside the 38-year-old, with Carragher hailing the former Finland defender as a “great player and great servant".

At left-back, after much deliberation, Carragher and Redknapp settled on John Arne Riise.

MIDFIELD

In midfield, the pair began with the obvious by selecting Steven Gerrard, who famously captained Liverpool to Champions League success in 2005.

Alongside him, Carragher went with Xabi Alonso: “You’d have to go with Alonso, won the lot. He was a great passer of the ball and would be in any team.”

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John Barnes was reluctantly chosen on the left, but only because Carragher and Redknapp couldn’t decide whether to field their “hero” in midfield or upfront.

And on the right, Steve McManaman features.

UPFRONT

Now comes the juicy part, with the likes of Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen all discussed.

Carragher and Redknapp eventually agreed on an attacking duo of Suarez and Fowler, claiming: “They would have got up to all sorts of mischief.”

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When asked about Torres and Owen’s exclusions, Carragher hilariously said: “One went to United and one went to Chelsea, so f**k them.”

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Steven Gerrard
UEFA Champions League
Luis Suarez
Europa League
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