The rivalry between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola is one that has proven to be the strongest in modern England. Both managers push their sqauads every year to come out as frontrunners for the English title.
Over the past decade, Liverpool and Manchester City have no doubt been the best teams in England and also in top tier category in European terms.
Pep Guardiola’s City somehow come out on top everytime domestically. However, Klopp has had more success in European competitions, reaching three Champions League finals and winning one of those.
Both managers have lauded the other with great respect and admiration for their teams.
In their primes, combining a starting XI for both Liverpool and City can be very difficult to do. However, there are players who cannot be overlooked at their best. So who do you think fits perfectly in each spot?
Allison comes ahead of Ederson in goal without a doubt.
Although Ederson has had more Golden Glove awards over the years, he owes it to Guardiola’s master defence plan.
Cancelo fits perfectly at right-back ahead of Walker and Alexander-Arnold. The Portuguese seems to combine abilities of Walker’s defensive awareness and Trent’s offensive prowess.
Dias and Van Dijk would be given a go at centre-back as Robertson sits at left-back.
Fabinho comes in midfield, alongside Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
Phil Foden, Erling Haaland and Salah complete the squad in attack.
The manager for this super squad would be Pep Guardiola, who is a mastermind when it comes to tactics.
City News Wall’s Combined XI: Allison (Liverpool) – Cancelo (Man City), Dias (Man City), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Robertson (Liverpool) – Kevin de Bruyne (Man City), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bernardo Silva (Man City) – Mo Salah (Liverpool), Haaland (Man City), Foden (Man City).