CB) Ron Yeats (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s leader in chief under the stewardship of Bill Shankly, he helped lead the Reds from the depths of the second division to the first division championship and the FA Cup. England World Cup winner and former Liverpool star Roger Hunt once said of Yeats: “With him in the team and at his best, we used to think we were unbeatable.”
CB) Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
A surprise inclusion? It’s hard to argue with his record of 450+ games and 16 major honours, more than justifying his near £30m transfer fee – a record at the time. He spent 12 years at Old Trafford, and despite a couple of minor controversies, will be remembered fondly in Manchester.