Neville, Carragher disagree on four positions in their Premier League teams of the season

Date published: Tuesday 17th May 2022 8:59 - Joe Williams

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher share a laugh

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher agreed on seven out of 11 players in their Premier League teams of the season on Monday night.

Both of the pundits, who were selecting their teams on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, chose Liverpool trio Alisson, Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva and Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

Three of their four main differences came when picking their backline with Neville picking Kyle Walker and Andy Robertson as his full-backs and Ruben Dias as his other centre-back.


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While Carragher went for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Joao Cancelo as he put the finishing touches to his back four.

The one last disagreement came as the pair picked their final central midfielder with Neville going for Man City star Rodri and Carragher selecting West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Rice was also selected as the best young player, as they selected winners of their Monday Night Football awards, and Neville said: “He is the player that all the top English clubs want.”

One award they did disagree on was the best new player with Carragher opting for Tottenham centre-back Cristian Romero and Neville plumping for Liverpool winger Luis Diaz.

“When Mo Salah does leave, as a Liverpool fan you are almost not going to be as sad as you have a ready-made replacement,” Neville said on Diaz.

The duo picked their awards after watching Arsenal lose 2-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park with Mikel Arteta’s side now relying on Norwich City beating Tottenham at the weekend to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

On Arsenal’s chances of beating Tottenham to fourth on the last day, Carragher said: “Spurs aren’t losing from that position, they’ll know right now, the players sat on the pitch, the scenes, the fans in the away end, there isn’t anybody in world football who believes Arsenal will have Champions League football next season, absolutely no chance.”

Neville backed up his colleague by adding: “They (Spurs) need a point. They’ve (Arsenal) not recovered from Thursday night [losing to Tottenham] and it’ll be a struggle for them to recover from tonight for Sunday. Either Everton will be free or safe or Everton will be desperate. Arsenal, it is a problem a real problem.”

 

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