Jamie Carragher’s all-time Liverpool XI includes three current stars

Jamie Carragher has put the cat amongst the pigeons after including three current stars in what he thinks is Liverpool's all-time best XI.

The former England international was asked to name his dream team during CBS Sports' coverage of the Reds' 3-1 victory over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday as the panel discussed whether or not Jurgen Klopp's current side was the best in Liverpool's history, particularly with an historic quadruple on the cards.

Carragher named Mohamed Salah (as a midfielder, controversially), Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold alongside club legends such as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Alan Hansen in his all-time side, with the likes of Allisson Becker, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson narrowly missing out. (check out his full selection below).

"Well it would start with the goalkeeper, obviously, and that would be a toss-up between Ray Clemence and maybe the goalkeeper now, Alisson Becker. But it has to be Ray Clemence," Carragher began, before moving on to the back four.

"I've gone for Trent Alexander-Arnold, ahead of Phil Neal who won four European Cups but I've gone with that because I think the influence Trent has on this team is greater than Phil Neal. Alan Hansen, before Virgil van Dijk came along, was the greatest centre back who played for Liverpool, so he's alongside Virgil van Dijk.

"And the position for Liverpool that is never set in stone, left back. Steve Nicol I've gone for … he was Footballer of the Year, so a special player and I've decided to go with him."

Carragher then selected a midfield four of John Barnes, Steven Gerrard, Graeme Souness and Mo Salah.

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"In midfield we've got some legendary figures … Mo Salah has got to go in. He is a Liverpool legend, what he's done in this Jurgen Klopp team. Steven Gerrard, the greatest player to ever play for Liverpool, in my opinion, goes in.

"Graeme Souness, until Stevie Gerrard came along, was Liverpool's greatest ever midfield player, there's no doubt about that, [and] John Barnes. Some of the goals John Barnes scored, for me one of the greatest players of all time for Liverpool."

Up front, the former Reds defender went for Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush.

"Strikers. This is not a debate. Never been a debate! Any Liverpool fan, anywhere in the world, should always pick Kenny Dalglish. We've got Ian Rush as well, and the manager would have to be Bill Shankly."

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