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No salah? Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville spark debate with their team of the season picks


Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Photo: AP Photo/Jon Super

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Photo: AP Photo/Jon Super

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Photo: AP Photo/Jon Super

Jamie Carragher has sparked plenty of debate among Liverpool fans after picked his team of the season, with no players from Jurgen Klopp's side making his cut.

The outgoing Premier League champions were strong title favourites at Christmas, but an alarming dip in form has seen Jurgen Klopp's men slide down the table and they are now outsiders to seal a top four finish.

Mohamed Salah is the one Liverpool player who could have been in the mix to make the team, but Anfield legend Carragher insisted he could not find space for the Egyptian who has scored 20 Premier League goals.

Instead, he picked Manchester City attacking star Phil Foden in his team ahead of Salah, with the Tottenham duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min also in his line-up.

"His performances and goals, you are thinking... wow," said Carragher. "I got back to the game at Anfield and he had a great game and scored a big goal. His performances in the last three or four months means he has to be in that team.

"I was thinking about Mo Salah, but Son has more goals and assists together and that's why I went for him."

Gary Neville picked five players that differed from Carragher, as he went for Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy as his No.1.

"Their fortunes have changed defensively and he is a big part of that," said Neville. "To be where they are now in a Champions League final, he has be vital to that.

"I was not sure of that Chelsea defence in the opening weeks of the season. I thought they might finish sixth, seventh or eighth. What they have done since (Thomas) Tuchel came in has been exceptional."

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Neville also described Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire as the "outstanding defender in the league" alongside Manchester City's Ruben Dias.

Both Carragher and Neville picked City manager Pep Guardiola as Manager of the Year, but that could change if Chelsea boss Tuchel wins the FA Cup and Champions League this month.

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