DC: Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
A key defender for United these days, Chris Smalling has improved a lot and deserves his place in this combined XI.
DC: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
One of Liverpool’s most important and experienced players, Martin Skrtel is the first of the Merseyside giants’ players to make our combined XI.
MC: Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United)
A superb summer signing in midfield, there’s no question Morgan Schneiderlin gets into this line up after a fine start to life at Old Trafford.
MC: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s new captain, Jordan Henderson is a fine all-round midfield player who gets in ahead of the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has been slow to get going this season.