Liverpool fans have voted for their greatest ever Premier League XI in massive poll

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against bitter rivals Manchester United

Liverpool restored their seven point lead at the summit of the Premier League after grinding out a hard fought away win at Brighton.

It was hardly a sparkling performance from Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Mohamed Salah’s second half penalty proved to be enough as the Reds' resolute defence held fast for the rest of the game.

There can be no arguing that this is Liverpool’s best chance to finally end their painful Premier League duck, and they showed just why by proving once more that they can win ugly.

Manchester City will have the chance to reduce the gap back down to four points when they face Wolves on Monday night, but, for now, Klopp and his lads can sit back and hope for an upset at the Etihad.

It is hard to believe that the Reds have never won the Premier League, especially when you consider some of the world class talent that has graced the famous Anfield turf since the tournament’s inception.

Names like Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso immediately spring to mind, but you really could spend hours compiling a list of their finest footballers.

Liverpool fans name their greatest Premier League XI

The task of naming a best eleven made up of Liverpool’s finest Premier League players is almost impossible, but BT Sport took upon themselves to try.

Well, they asked the fans to vote for it, at least.

Staggeringly, 370 000 votes were cast in the poll and the results were very interesting indeed.

The final team is made up of a large contingent of Klopp’s current league leading side, with four players involved in the win over Brighton making the grade.

While there are quite a few surprises in there, it is still a truly brilliant side.

The inclusion of full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson speaks volumes towards how loved the young duo are, with Virgil van Dijk well and truly cementing his spot as a fan favourite after just a year on Merseyside

Meanwhile, there is no space for Fernando Torres at the front, with controversial Uruguayan Luis Suarez being handed the strikers berth.

Luis Suarez celebrates scoring for Liverpool

In midfield, however, there are fewer surprises as Gerrard and Alonso were named alongside the no-nonsense Argentinian, Javier Mascherano.

Jose Reina was the most popular of the goalkeeping options after a nightmare few years between the sticks for the club as a whole.

Finally, club legend Jamie Carragher rounds out the defence while Steve McManaman and Egyptian flyer Mohamed Salah complete a terrifying attacking trio.

Mohamed Salah scored the winner for Liverpool v Brighton

One thing is for certain, this is that would have been more than capable of claiming a Premier League title.

Can Van Dijk and the boys do what none of their illustrious peers have done before?

Watch this space.

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