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Shearer: Wijnaldum has been Mr Consistent

15 May 2019
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Premier League Champion highlights Liverpool midfielder's role in the title race as he names his Team of the Season

With Manchester City and Liverpool amassing 195 points between them in a title race that went down to the final day, it is no surprise that their players dominate Alan Shearer's Team of the Season.

Such has been the quality on show, it is no easy task to even pick 11 men from the two squads who have led the way at the top of the table.

But Shearer, the Premier League Champion, has given a place to Georginio Wijnaldum, highlighting his influence in Liverpool's midfield.

"Mr Consistent, he's been an 8/10 or better most weekends," said Shearer. "His passing, energy and dynamism have helped Liverpool's front three to thrive."

Ederson (MCI)

There was nothing in it between him and Alisson. He just edged it because of his passing ability but both have been excellent. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

Three weeks ago I had Aaron Wan-Bissaka in this team but such has been Alexander-Arnold's form I couldn't leave him out, with his assists. It's a forward's dream having those crosses every week. 

Virgil van Dijk (LIV)

Immense all season for Liverpool, he was rightly named the EA SPORTS Player of the Season.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI)

Solid, reliable and consistent at the back, while he scored the crucial goal that put City ahead at Brighton on the final day.

Andrew Robertson (LIV)

Has improved massively. Like Alexander-Arnold, his deadly crosses have been key to Liverpool's title challenge.

Bernardo Silva (MCI)

A little magician. Silky, quick, clever and possessing great ability, he's been a nightmare for defenders. 

Georginio Wijnaldum (LIV)

Mr Consistent, he's been an 8/10 or better most weekends. His passing, energy and dynamism have helped Liverpool's front three to thrive.

Eden Hazard (CHE)

Some of his touches and goals have again been brilliant. I hope the Premier League hasn't seen the last of him.

Sadio Mane (LIV)

Added goals to his game during a splendid season and it's fitting he's earned a share of the Golden Boot.

Sergio Aguero (MCI)

Man City’s go-to guy, he's produced goals at vital times, including the equaliser at Brighton on the final day, so soon after his team had fallen behind.

Raheem Sterling (MCI)

Has improved so much in terms of goals and assists and was rightly named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.

Manager: Pep Guardiola (MCI)

A domestic treble this season, which no-one has previously achieved, is now a possibility.

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