This Liverpool side will go down as one of the greatest sides in Premier League history.
The Reds have won 27 of their 29 matches this campaign and have established a 22-point lead at the top of the table. They’re set to smash Manchester City 100 point record.
It shouldn’t be too surprising then, that Wayne Rooney has included seven current Liverpool stars in their all-time Premier League XI.
Rooney included Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as well as four former rivals he played against.
One of those inclusions was Jamie Carragher, who Rooney came up against plenty of times.
“It was between him [Carragher] and Sami Hyypia but Carra’s leadership was key. Stevie Gerrard was Liverpool’s captain but I imagine Carra was captain alongside him — in the dressing room and on the pitch,” Rooney said.
“I still have a few scars off Carra. I always thought ‘if you get the chance to go through Carra or Stevie then take it’, because you knew if they had the same chance, they wouldn’t hesitate to leave one on you.”
In midfield is Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard with Mane, Firmino and Salah playing infront of them. And Rooney reserved some special praise for the latter.
“Mo Salah is starting to do what Ronaldo did for Manchester United, in terms of just being there and not really getting back to defend but always being a threat so that if you’re a defender or midfielder playing against him.
“You’re terrified of him on the counterattack.”
That leaves Rooney needing a striker – Luis Suarez or Fernando Torres?
But there’s only one winner.
“Luis Suarez, for me, is one of the best strikers in Premier League history,” Rooney admitted.
“I know he wasn’t there long but he was the start of a change in mentality in Liverpool, bringing passion and fight — and maybe nastiness sometimes — but certainly a winning edge. He was a great goalscorer and I loved watching him.”
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