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A Liverpool Fan’s …2011/12 Premiership Dream Team

 Goalkeeper: Joe HartHart wins his place in the team not only for his merits but also his potential. A fantastic season with his side winning their first league title in 44 years not only saw Hart improve massively for Manchester City but also make the England job his own. An athletic agile keeper and at only 25 years of age he is some distance from being the finished article. City fans smile at the fact that their club will be in this young mans hands for quite some time. Tim Krul and Michael Vorm are notable performers

Right back: Kyle WalkerAnother young talent who looks promising for Tottenham. Walker has been an important piece of Harry Redknapp’s puzzle this season since his return from loan at Aston Villa where he was also impressive. The 21 year old was named in the PFA Team of the Year this year as well as being named the PFA Young Player of the Year. With an appearance at the Olympics more than likely, Walker has had a great season since his return to Spurs.

Centre back: Vincent Kompany – The stalwart at the back of the City defence, Kompany has been essential in the Blue Moon’s capture of the Barclays Premier League. Along with his defence and keeper, Kompany has helped City keep 17 clean sheets this season. Their leader and captain has been an important reason behind City’s first title since 1968.

Centre back: Fabricio Colocinni: The Argentine has always been a regular in his national side yet it has only been this season where he has blossomed in the North East. Since his arrival from Deportivo, Colocinni has been disappointing yet this season there was dramatic improvements. The Argentine has been important for Alan Pardew and has greatly contributed to Newcastle’s 5th place finish.

Left back: Leighton Baines – Recent links to Manchester United and Bayern Munich can tell you the Toffee’s man has had a good season. Baines has been strong for Everton since his arrival from Wigan yet his performance this year has been exemplary. A veteran in this Everton side, Moyes will be desperate not to let the Kirkby native leave this summer

Midfield: David Silva – A wonderful player for City this season, Silva’s silky demeanour and penetrating passes have let Messrs’ Aguero, Tevez, Dzeko and Balotelli run riot this season. The Spaniard always seems to be able to find the smallest spaces and is so difficult to mark. Definitely a contender for a place in the European team of the year as well

Midfield: Yaya Toure The contrast to Silva’s silky demeanour, Toure is the driving force in the City midfield. One minute he will step up and make a crucial block on the goal line, the next he’s down the other end scoring the winner. Despite their stars, City always seem to be lacking when this guy isn’t in their team. Therefore, surely a team of the year would be lacking without him also.

Midfield: Scott Parker – Having reined in some of his temperament issues that plagued him in the past, Parker has become a battle-axe in the Tottenham midfield. Recognized for his ability through his first England captaincy, Parker has been an important player in the dressing room for Redknapp and will continue to be when his side return to the Champions League next season.

Striker: Robin Van Persie  – A no brainer. Van Persie is the top scorer in the Premier League and has been the only consistent player in this Arsenal side for 38 games this season. The captain is the main reason why the club has finished in 3rd and despite considerable ground between themselves and the Manchester sides, van Persie has definitely been the most feared striker in the Premier League this season.

Striker: Sergio Ageuro Manchester City have a plethora of strikers any one of whom could make it into this side with their achievements. Yet it is the son-in-law of Maradona that makes it into my side. Always coming up with important goals, the Argentine provides his worth again scoring the winner against QPR to win City the title today. As a relative bargain (when compared to Andy Carroll certainly) the young striker is a phenomenal talent to have in the Premier League.

Striker: Demba Ba  – What a player Ba has been for the Magpies this season. Certainly a contender for signing of the season, Ba has come into St James Park and has easily filled the gap left by Andy Carroll on Tyneside. Ba’s 16 goals this season have been important for his team as they obtained a European spot. His partnership up front with Cisse is something that Newcastle fans can look forward to again next season.

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