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Liverpool v Man Utd – the dream team

Liverpool v Man Utd – the dream team

With two of football’s fiercest rivals meeting on Sky Sports, discover which Premier League-era stars have made our Combined XI

Schmeichel or Reina? Vidić or Carragher? Cantona or Torres? Find out which 11 legends made the cut

Liverpool v Manchester United, Sunday 16 December, 3.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is the biggest in English football. That’s not up for debate. The two titans have been scrapping for domestic supremacy for well over a century, and they meet for the 201st time later this month when they square off at Anfield, live on Sky Sports.


If you think the festive season will be leaving either team in a charitable mood, think again. With Liverpool in the thick of what’s shaping up to be a gripping title race, and United battling for a top-four spot, it’s likely to be as gritty, intense and unforgiving as ever.


United have lost only one of the past ten games against their bitter enemies in all competitions – a run of results that includes a hard-fought goalless draw when they last visited Anfield. José Mourinho’s men will be expected to dig their heels in once again on Merseyside (two words: Marouane Fellaini) but trying to control these unpredictable fixtures is easier said than done.


There’s sure to be a host of top footballing talent on the pitch when the sides write the latest chapter of their long history. But when it comes to the Premier League era, which 11 players from Liverpool and Manchester United make our dream team? Click/hover over the shirts to find out who has made the grade…


All-time Liverpool and Manchester United Combined XI


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