Manager Jurgen Klopp says seven more Liverpool players could have made the PFA Team of the Year and insists “my team is the team of the season”.
The Reds saw Andrew Robertson, Trent-Alexander Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and forward Sadio Mane selected in the PFA team, which is choosen by players. Manchester City had six players included, while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba completed the line-up.
“There could have been four, five, six or seven more involved,” said Klopp.
“They played an outstanding season in so many moments. For me, my team is the team of the season anyway.
BBC Sport pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink all agreed Pogba should not have been chosen.
Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who have both scored 19 league goals this season – were left out, as were Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, with 17 and 16 Premier League goals respectively.
“Mo would have deserved it again,” added Klopp. “He’s up there again with the top scorers and scored so many incredibly important goals for us.
“Gini Wijnaldum plays an incredible season, 100 per cent. Jordan Henderson is in a shape where if they would vote today then he would probably be in and stuff like that, so it’s good.”