Three United players who walk into Liverpool's XI

Pundit Danny Mills caused controversy this week when he named a combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI for Sky Sports, without any Red Devils players.

And look, we get the argument. Liverpool have a 100 per cent record, they are the reigning Champions League winners, and why break up successful partnerships? But he’s wrong.

There are three United players who would walk into the Liverpool side, even if their fans won’t admit it.

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Paul Pogba

Nobody can seriously believe either Jordan Henderson or Georginio Wijnaldum are superior players to Paul Pogba.

Pogba scored 13 Premier League goals last season to Wijnaldum’s three, and provided nine assists. The Liverpool midfielder contributed no assists in 35 appearances.

Henderson had only one goal and three assists, meaning Pogba scored and created more than double the number the Liverpool duo did combined.

This one isn’t even an argument, Pogba walks into their team.

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Harry Maguire

Joel Matip has done well for Liverpool alongside Virgil van Dijk, but Harry Maguire would be able to displace the Cameroon international.

Maguire is also able to carry the ball out from defence, is a threat from set pieces and is a leader at the back.

Matip benefits from playing alongside Van Dijk. Imagine Maguire alongside the Dutchman. Let’s see Matip perform well for a stretch in a team without Van Dijk before hailing him.

Given time to develop together, Maguire and Van Dijk is a stronger partnership and would be formidable.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold both have their strengths, but this is not an argument between the two.

Wan-Bissaka would walk into the Liverpool XI because he would enable them to play Alexander-Arnold in midfield.

Jamie Carragher recently told Talksport he believes this is the attacking full-back’s best position. We all remember how Marcus Rashford tore Alexander-Arnold apart at Old Trafford in 2018. There’s a strong case Wan-Bissaka is superior defensively anyway.

Liverpool don’t have a credible option at right-back to enable them to push Alexander-Arnold into midfield. In a combined selection pool, Wan-Bissaka and the Liverpool star could play together in the same side.

What about…? There’s a strong case for David de Gea over Alisson too, but admittedly the Brazilian goalkeeper has outperformed the United star since joining the Reds. If the Spaniard can get back to his best on a consistent basis, rather than just a game or two, then it’s a different matter.

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