Premier League Dream Team that can beat Liverpool this season. Let us look at a super team comprising of the Premier League’s best to defeat Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in a league of their own this season. They have played 20 matches in the Premier League this season and have won all but one of them. They are 13 points clear of their nearest opponents in the points table with a game in hand.
Today we will dwell into fantasy land and create a super side comprising of the Premier League’s best players; a fantasy 11 if you will, capable of handing Jurgen Klopp’s men an elusive loss. The formation for this side will be 3-5-2; the only formation that came close to beating the Reds when Liverpool drew 1-1 to Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
This team will field 3 centre backs to counter Liverpool’s famed attacking trio’s compact front game. There will be two wingbacks to stop Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold, dead on their tracks. The 3-man midfield will directly take on Liverpool’s own midfield while the two-man attack will see one of them try to take one or even both of Liverpool’s central defence with him giving the other striker the best chance to put the ball past Alisson on goal.
With that out of the way, let us now look at the Premier League Dream Team that can beat Liverpool this season.
Goal Keeper- Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
Leicester City Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will be our man between the sticks. The Danish glovesman was always a brilliant keeper. However, this season he has been remarkable. Schmeichel has played all of Leicester’s 21 matches in the Premier League this season and has kept 8 clean sheets.
Schmeichel has conceded a goal every 105 minutes in the Premier League this season. This is better than all but one other keeper in the league this season. Only Liverpool’s Alisson Becker has a better number conceding once every 203 minutes.
Schmeichel is also blessed with incredible concentration that allows him to save both long range and short-range shots and will be the perfect glovesman for our Premier League Dream Team that can beat Liverpool this season.
Centre-back- Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Brighton and Hove Albion captain Lewis Dunk, makes it into the team as one of our centrebacks. The central defender has been brilliant for his side this season. He is an excellent blocker of the ball; a very important attribute when going against Liverpool front 3.
Comparing him with Virgil Van Dijk’s gives us a perfect picture of how good Dunk has been for a fairly average side. Dunk has 5 clean sheets in comparison to Van Dijk’s 7 while playing in a far inferior side. He has also made 23 tackles with a 70% success which is higher than Van Dijk’s 14 tackles with a 64% success rate.
Dunk also has 33 interceptions to Van Dijk’s 22 interceptions although the Dutch defender has a far superior clearance and headed clearances. He has also made far more recoveries and has 4 successful 50/50’s to Van Dijk’s 2.
You’ve got to be an exceptional defender to pull this numbers playing for a side like he does. However, the Brighton skipper is one to lead by example and it is for all this reasons that he makes it into this Premier League super side.
Centre-back- Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
The World’s most expensive defender, Harry Maguire, may get a lot of stick on social media. However, the Manchester United faithful will tell you that the 26-year old gives the side a much more reliable look at the back compared to seasons past.
Maguire is not a flashy defender who will make the news for his tackles, headers or crosses. However, he is solid on the ball and gets the job done without a lot of fuss. This is precisely why Maguire is Gareth Southgate’s number one choice at the back for England.
The most important thing to his game is that he wins a lot of duels and successfully passes the ball to the other players on the field. A very responsible player, Maguire is a very important reason why Manchester United are the only team in the Premier League to have faced both Manchester City and Liverpool come out unscathed.
Centre-back- Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake completes our 3-man defence. The Former Chelsea man has become one of the best players in the league since leaving the blues. He is brilliant on the ball and is incredibly versatile and consistent as well.
He is brilliant at clearing the ball and is an amazing distributor of the ball and does it quite successfully as his 90% passing accuracy in the Premier League would suggest. While he is not the best at tackles, he has made several crucial interventions in the penalty box this season.
Despite being only 24 years old, the centreback is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League and it shows in his game. The fact that Bournemouth have conceded and lost more in the games that Nathan Ake hasn’t played in, compared to the ones he has participated in, shows his impact for the Cherries. For all of the above points, Nathan Ake is the perfect player for this super side designed to beat Liverpool.