Given his affiliation with Liverpool, it’s perhaps no surprise that Jamie Carragher is delighted that Jurgen Klopp’s side have clinched the Premier League title this season.
The Reds return to action for the first time since being crowned champions when they travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City.
Thursday night’s encounter is set to see the best teams in England lock horns, with Klopp’s men finally ending Pep Guardiola’s two years of dominance.
Ahead of that clash, Anfield hero Carragher has shared his combined XI.
And it’s very reliant on Liverpool ‘s 2019/20 title winners, with the defence made of Liverpool stars who all start in front of Reds stopper Allison.
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is the only Reds player in midfield, with City stars Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva joining him.
And up front, Sergio Aguero represents City alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool have controlled this year’s title race for much of the season, ending a 30-year wait for a league championship with seven games to spare after City fell 23 points behind with defeat at Chelsea last week.
That comes two years after City set a new Premier League record with 100 points, a record Liverpool will surely challenge this time around, and one year after the two went down to the wire in pursuit of the title as City took it by a single point, with nobody else within 25 points.
Though impressive in patches, City have not been the same team as they were over the past two years and were inconsistent defensively as the failure to replace Vincent Kompany was highlighted by a long-term injury for Aymeric Laporte.
With long-serving midfielder David Silva due to leave this summer and the immediate futures of other key men perhaps dependent on the outcome of their appeal against a two-year ban from European competition, City could be at a crossroads.
They are, however, expected to challenge Liverpool for the title again next season – and will no doubt want to bounce back from their title woes on Thursday night.
Carragher’s combined City-Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva; Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane