As the dust settles following the Premier League’s conclusion on Sunday, we have all had a chance to reflect on the stars who shone most throughout the campaign.
Liverpool’s domination saw the Reds clinch their first league title in 30 years – and they did so in style with seven games remaining.
Elsewhere, Manchester City’s usual suspects were typically prolific for Pep Guardiola, while a January signing lit up the league across the city at Old Trafford.
But there were also a number of unlikely players who defied expectations or age to warrant team of the season consideration.
Leicester City were after Champions League qualification but had to settle for the Europa League, though their fifth-place finish was largely due to their scintillating striker.
Meanwhile, newly-promoted Sheffield United took the Premier League by storm and were strong candidates for European football for much of the season, and a Burnley shot-stopper has staked his claim to be England’s first-choice goalkeeper.
Without further ado, here are our man Robbie Savage’s selections as he picks his XI of the Premier League season as part of his Saturday column.
Robbie Savage’s Premier League team of the season (4-3-3):
NICK POPE: Should be England’s No.1 keeper. Edges out Dean Henderson and Alisson.
TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD: Nothing better than seeing a local lad win the title.
VIRGIL VAN DIJK: Commanding, a colossus, probably the best defender in the world.
CHRIS BASHAM: Outstanding and consistent at the heart of Sheffield United’s surprise package.
ANDY ROBERTSON: A reminder that he cost just £8 million from Hull City.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE: Goals, assists and a world-class passing range.
BRUNO FERNANDES: His arrival in January transformed Manchester United’s season.
JORDAN HENDERSON (capt): Does the heavy lifting for Liverpool : He lifts the Champions League trophy, the Premier League trophy, the Club World Cup trophy…
SADIO MANE: Probably the pick of Liverpool’s holy trinity up front this season.
JAMIE VARDY: Winner of the Golden Boot at 33 – just wow.
RAHEEM STERLING: Scored 34 goals for club and country. Enough said.
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