Four Liverpool stars made their way into Alan Shearer’s team of the season thus far, but only two other players from members of the traditional top six made it into his hypothetical eleven.
As we’re almost a third of the way into the season, the dust has settled and hypothetical elevens have begun to be selected.
Full-back duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson occupy the right back and left back positions in the Geordie legend’s team, with fellow Anfield stars Fabinho and Sadio Mane keeping them company.
The most surprising aspect of his selections, however, is that just two other names from the league’s traditional top six have made the cut.
High-flying Leicester were rewarded for their stellar start with three inclusions through the spine of the team, with Caglar Soyuncu, James Maddison and the resurgent Jamie Vardy all receiving recognition.
Newly-promoted Sheffield United were acknowledged for their rock-solid defensive efforts, with goalkeeper Dean Henderson and John Egan included to round out the eleven.
Shearer’s team of the season so far: Henderson (SU), Alexander-Arnold (Liv), Egan (SU), Soyuncu (Lei), Robertson (Liv), Fabinho (Liv), De Bruyne (MC), Maddison (Lei), Mane (Liv), Abraham (Che), Vardy (Lei).