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Jamie Redknapp And Jamie Carragher Pick Their All-Time Liverpool Premier League XI

Former Liverpool duo Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher have named what they believe to be the best Liverpool team of the Premier League era.

The pair, who now work for Sky Sports, have 28 years worth of experience between them of playing for the club, and played alongside several players that have become Anfield legends.

The Mirror asked them to compile the eleven, and although it is a formidable team, there may be one or two omissions that some would deem controversial.

In goal, Carragher opts for Pepe Reina, who enjoyed eight years at the club before being replaced by Simon Mignolet in 2013 and Redknapp agrees.

In defence, Rob Jones is selected ahead of Steve Finnan and Markus Babbel at right-back, Carragher himself is chosen by Redknapp to partner Sami Hyypia in the centre, while John Arne Riise is selected on the left (though they seemed to chose him by default more than anything else.)

1992: Rob Jones (left) of Liverpool is chased by Warren Aspinal (right) of Portsmouth during the FA Cup Semi-Final at Highbury in London. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

In midfield, Steven Gerrard is picked without question, but the names of Steve McMahon (who left in 1991), Ronnie Whelan and Jan Molby are brought up before Xabi Alonso is eventually selected. John Barnes is chosen on the left of midfield, while Steve McManaman is picked for the right.

Redknapp accepted that he would not make this team.

As for the strikers, Luis Suárez is selected without hesitation, and is acknowledged as one of the best players to have played for Liverpool. In terms of a strike partner, Redknapp dispenses with the idea of choosing a name based on goals ahead of personality, and for that reason selects Robbie Fowler ahead of Fernando Torres ahead of Michael Owen.

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When it is put to them that they have left out Owen and Torres, Carragher’s response is hilariously blunt:

“Of course. One went to Man United, the other to Chelsea so f**k them.”

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