Danny Mills selected 11 Liverpool players when asked to create a combined team from the Reds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, saying that there is a “huge gulf” between the two sides.
United and Liverpool go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Sunday with the hosts 12 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League having kept a perfect record so far.
Appearing on Sky Sports News, Mills was asked who he would pick in a combined team so far this season and the pundit picked a whole Liverpool side featuring Klopp’s favoured front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson start in midfield while Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson are joined by Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk in defence, with Alisson in goal.
Speaking about his team, Mills commented: “[Liverpool have] won eight straight games in the Premier League off the back of winning the Champions League and their form last term.
“Man Utd are halfway down the table. There’s a big gulf between the two at the moment. You might think about Marcus Rashford if one of the Liverpool three wasn’t available but even he’s not in great form so you might end up tweaking the formation and put Daniel James in there.
“At the moment, you’re saying Man Utd are two, three years behind Liverpool and Man City at the moment. It’s a transition process.
“If Liverpool don’t win it will be a huge surprise. In recent times there would be several from either side but it’s a clean sweep right now.”
United have been suffering from injuries so far this season but one report has indicated that three key players could be set to return on Sunday.