Former Manchester City striker Darius Vassell, who now regularly works as a Sky Sports pundit, has named his combined Liverpool and Manchester City XI ahead of the weekend.
We’re a little wary of getting drawn too heavily into these debates, after nobody selected any Manchester United players in their combined XIs with Liverpool – before we drew at Old Trafford.
But it’s a fairly interesting discussion point ahead of Sunday’s clash nonetheless.
Vassell has gone with five City players:
-Ederson over Alisson (maybe fair based on this season’s form only)
-Fernandinho over Dejan Lovren or Joe Gomez (maybe also fair based on the fact Joel Matip is our first-choice – although you’d have to assume the Cameroonian would get the nod if fit)
-Kevin de Bruyne in midfield (fair)
-Raheem Sterling over Mo Salah (very harsh based on the fact Mo has two consecutive Golden Boots, but maybe fair based on this season’s performances)
-Sergio Aguero alongside Sadio Mane (potent!)
For us, we don’t think his take is too bad, in fairness – although we’d love Salah to show the world what he’s truly capable of this weekend…
We actually thought he showed glimpses of his scintillating best v Genk last night, despite odd criticism from supporters, but a goal or two to send us nine points clear would be even better!