Salah And De Bruyne Lead Liverpool-dominant Side In The Premier League Team Of The Season

Jürgen Klopp's side have won the first league title in 30 years, and six of their players are among Goal best XI as cited by Sports Central.


A Premier League season like no other has finally ended, just over two months after those who started the campaign thought it was over.


Liverpool's cruise to their first league title in 30 years may have been stopped by Covid-19, but the Reds finally crossed the finish line in a sparkling form that posed jubilation in Merseyside.


Manchester City came second after two of their own titles romp, with Manchester United and Chelsea completing the top 4 after wins on the last day of the season.


Looking at the Premier League team of the season with Jurgen Klopp as the manager:


1.      Goalkeeper: Nick Pope (Burnley)


As Alisson and Ederson continue to set the standard for modern English top league goalkeepers, two English prospects have emerged this season between the sticks.


At Sheffield United, Dean Henderson's form has made international appearances, and some even claim that given David de Gea's struggles, he should be the new number one for parent club Manchester United next season.


But it's Nick Pope who takes over that team's jersey, despite receiving Ederson's Golden Glove Award on the last day of the campaign.


He put on a series of breathtaking parades to help Burnley finish in the first half. The Pope blocked more than 70% of the shots he faced.


2.      Right-Back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Considering his performances, it's easy to forget that Alexander-Arnold is only 21 years old.

The England international has included a Premier League winner's medal in his collection this season, while also breaking his own record for most assists in the season from a competing defender with 13.

He has also scored four goals and his ability to play a dead ball has strengthened at Anfield.


3.      Centre-Back: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

Van Dijk's outstanding performance remains the game's outstanding center-back and continues to provide Liverpool with the stability they need to fly forward and threaten the opposing goal.

No defender has recorded more clean sheets in the division this season than Van Dijk (15). The Netherlands international can adapt to anyone who is by his side in the Reds backline.

He also scored five goals, including a brace against Brighton and the opening striker in the win over Manchester United in January.


4.      Centre-Back: Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City)

Many have wondered how Leicester could replace Harry Maguire after leaving for Manchester United last summer, but Soyuncu has more than followed in his footsteps.

The Turkey international was one of the key members of the Foxes squad as they pushed for a top 4 finish. His achievements have sparked obvious interest from Manchester City.

During the season, he completed 90% of his passes and won two-thirds of his duels. At just 24 years old, Soyuncu will likely only improve if he has more experience at the top level.


5.      Left-Back: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

Robertson remains the key to Liverpool's success. His offensive performance from left-back beats everyone out of his place in the league.

The Scotland international has provided 12 assists in the Premier League last season, his double strike with Alexander-Arnold causing opposition defenses in all manner of difficulties.

He also scored two goals, including an important late equalizer in the Reds' crucial deficit win at Aston Villa in the fall.


6.      Central Midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

While Man City have fought for consistency at times during their failed title defense, De Bruyne cannot be held responsible for his performance during an outstanding personal campaign.

The Belgium international has 13 goals and a record 20 assists in 35 games. His ability to create countless opportunities for others makes him an outstanding player among his colleagues.

He has created 136 Premier League chances this season, 45 more than anyone in the division and 104 of which came from the open play.


7.      Central Midfield: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)

Henderson, FWA Footballer of the Year, had the best season of his career. His influence on and off the pitch has earned him much praise.

The England international has scored four goals and five assists for title-winner Jürgen Klopp side, although his leadership has been decisive throughout the season.

He was recognized as number eight and number six for the Reds, and in the latter role he slipped into that XI.


8.      Central Midfield: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

In order for a player to enter the league in January and even be considered for a Team of the Season, he has to have done some really special things.

This is exactly what Fernandes did. The Portugal international almost single-handedly transformed the Red Devils' season and led them into the top four.

In just 14 games, he has scored eight goals and seven assists. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been undefeated in the league since his arrival as they secured Champions League football for next season.


9.      Right-Wing forward: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

While Salah may not have hit his 2017/18 season record, he remains one of the Premier League's forwards.

The Egypt international scored 19 goals and provided 10 assists in his 34 league games for the Reds as they won their first league title in 30 years.

And while he may not have been able to secure a third consecutive Golden boot, his impact cannot be minimized.


10.  Left-Wing forward: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Probably the best player in the first half of the season, and although Mane's performance has declined somewhat by 2020, he still showed countless outstanding performances.

The former Southampton man finished the league season with 18 goals and nine assists in 35 games, beating Raheem Sterling just ahead of his place in this XI.


11.  Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Vardy has been the Premier League's top scorer for most of the season and has had another standout campaign, surpassing 100 career goals in the competition.

In his campaign with the Golden boot, he ended up with 23 goals and five other assists for his teammates.

Vardy's form even saw him for a surprising recall to the Euro 2020 squad before the tournament was delayed due to Covid-19.