The standout fixture of this weekend’s Premier League action sees Manchester United host Liverpool.
The bitter rivals face-off at Old Trafford with the pair fighting to finish second in the Premier League.
With a wealth of talent on both teams, Sportsmail pits together the best from each in a combined XI…
David De Gea
Best goalkeeper in the world and a very easy decision given Liverpool’s chequered past – even though Loris Karius has looked steadier recently.
David de Gea has been the standout goalkeeper in the Premier League and the world this term
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez have both played well this season but Valencia gets the nod.
Antonio Valencia (left) has been one of Manchester United’s most consistent performers
Virgil van Dijk
Best pound-for-pound central defender in either squad and so calm in and out of possession. A huge capture for Jurgen Klopp.
Virgil van Dijk has impressed since his club-record move to Liverpool from Southampton
Hasn’t actually started a game since returning from a serious ankle injury but is United’s finest in that position.
Eric Bailly (right) will be hoping to make his first United start since in a long time on Saturday
Continues to produce encouraging displays and may turn out to be an absolute steal for Klopp. Attacks with purpose and defensively firm.
Andrew Robertson (right) has been a fine attacking outlet for Liverpool and is solid defensively
Reads the game expertly and never looks particularly ruffled. Had a dip in form but is coming back strongly.
Nemanja Matic (right) celebrates scoring United’s late winner at Crystal Palace on Monday
Edges Paul Pogba out on current form. Pogba will drag himself out of this slump but Can has looked tidy.
Emre Can has kept Liverpool’s midfield ticking over and will need to do so at Old Trafford
The most incisive runner from midfield in either squad and, when fit, walks into either XI. A big few months coming up for Lallana.
Adam Lallana (right) has had an injury-hit term but now fit will hope to make up for lost time
Possibly an even easier decision than picking De Gea. There are no superlatives left for Salah and how United must wish they have someone boasting his end product.
Mo Salah (centre) has been Liverpool’s standout player this season – scoring 31 goals so far
Statistics are strong in his debut season despite the constant flak. Has scored enough goals and holding himself well.
Romelu Lukaku’s development is coming along nicely at United under boss Jose Mourinho
Gone slightly under the radar given Salah’s impressive numbers but 22 goals and 12 assists cannot be ignored.
Roberto Firmino has scored 22 goals and proved 12 assists for the Merseyside outfit this term
Subs: Karius, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Pogba, Sanchez, Rashford, Mane.