Combined XI of Arsenal Invincibles and Liverpool’s table-toppers sees likes of Andy Robertson and Lehmann miss out – The Sun

LIVERPOOL are ready to stake their claim as one of the greatest Premier League sides ever as they aim to match the famous Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ record.

Jurgen Klopp’s unstoppable Reds are 13 games away from going the entire campaign undefeated after winning an incredible 24 of 25 matches this season.

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No team so far have managed to achieve the feat since Arsene Wenger’s dominant side of the 2003/04 campaign.

During that record-breaking season, Arsenal won 26 out of their 38 matches, drew 12 and then extended that form into the following campaign making it 49 games without loss.

They won the league with 90 points although the Reds are braced to smash that total having already picked up 73 points with 39 left to play for.

And it is sure to spark the debate as to which manager created the better side.

SunSport combined both sides into an XI and it’s the current Liverpool crop who narrowly dominate the team.

Keeper Alisson has helped transform Liverpool’s defence and he narrowly takes the No1 spot ahead of Jens Lehmann.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has cemented his reputation as one of the most talented right-backs and also makes his way in the team ahead of Lauren.

Virgil van Dijk remains an easy pick ahead of Kolo Toure while Sol Campbell partners him in central defence.

Premier League legend Ashley Cole then fills the left-back role ahead of Andrew Robertson.

Patrick Vieira remains one of the first names on the team-sheet following his dominating displays during that season.

But Fabinho narrowly pips his international compatriot Gilberto in central midfield.

The attack sees both teams have two players with the formidable Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah out on the wings.

Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp partner those two with Robert Pires one of the unfortunate names to miss out.



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Pires recently compared the two teams himself when he was asked whether he sees any signs of resemblance in the two sides.

He told France Football: “I think we are quite close, fairly similar in terms of players, but not in terms of tactics since we were playing in a traditional 4-4-2 very old fashioned.

“But physically and technically, I find that we are very similar. They, like us, have several players capable of making a difference. It is not only one or two but really several. This is the strong point.

“They will be champions by going unbeaten, but they can also beat our record. Everything has changed today. People will compare, but I think it was much, much harder in our time.”

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