Sadio Mane pips Mohamed Salah for spot in Premier League team of the season
End-of-season composite team mostly made up of players from Manchester City and Liverpool
Goalkeeper: Alisson (Liverpool) – Jurgen Klopp said the summer signing made the spectacular look easy. He also made clean sheets a regular occurrence for Liverpool. Catherine Ivill / Getty Images
Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Not just a right-back, but a regular source of creativity. His crossing and set-pieces brought a record haul of assists. Dave Thompson / AP Photo
Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – A colossus. The Dutchman has seemed bigger, quicker, calmer and better than everyone else in an extraordinary season. Phil Noble / Reuters
Centre-back: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – A bit-part player after his January 2018 arrival, he became indispensable this season and scored vital goals. John Sibley / Reuters
Left-back: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – Indefatigable. Non-stop running and quality crossing have made a man who joined from relegated Hull perhaps the best left-back in the world. Phil Noble / Reuters
Right midfield: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – A role model, on and off the pitch. Sterling has shown last season was no one-off with another prolific campaign. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Centre midfield: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – Pep Guardiola’s pick for the individual awards. Superb in different positions and made key contributions in big games. Frank Augstein / AP Photo
Centre midfield: Fernandinho (Manchester City) – Even at 34, still the best defensive midfielder in the league. No wonder City are finding it so hard to replace him. Getty Images
Left midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – If this is goodbye, he leaves having rarely played better. Outstanding, despite the problems around him, with goals and assists. Clive Mason / Getty Images)
Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Not many score hat-tricks against Arsenal and Chelsea in eight days or get at least 28 goals for the seventh time in eight seasons. Shaun Botterill / Getty Images
Striker: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Just nudges out his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah. Mane has been especially good in 2019, earning a share of the Golden Boot. Peter Powell / EPA
As you would expect the Premier League team of the season is a side packed with mostly Manchester City and Liverpool stars. In fact, we have picked five players from each of the league's top two sides.
Eden Hazard of Chelsea is the 11th player.
There is, unfortunately, no place for Mohamed Salah despite his success in 2018/19, including winning the Golden Boot, as he is pipped by Anfield teammate Sadio Mane, who arguably had a greater impact on his team's fortunes even as
Liverpool narrowly missed out on winning their first league title in 29 years.
We have selected our team of the week in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image and position, click on the arrows or thumbnail, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.
Updated: May 13, 2019 08:58 AM