Liverpool have had a tumultuous time since the turn of the millennium. The Reds have languished outside the top four, won three European titles and have been on the brink of collapse.

This manic period in Liverpool’s history has seen some great players pull on the shirt, we pick the best Liverpool XI since the turn of the century:

Xabi Alonso walks into Liverpool's best XI of the century.

Xabi Alonso walks into Liverpool’s best XI of the century. (Photo credit PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper – Alisson Becker

This was a tough one but Alisson has just about edged Pepe Reina. The Brazilian is going to go down as one of our best shot stoppers of all time.

Right back – Alexander-Arnold

The Scouser had some stiff competition in the shape of Steve Finnan. However, no Liverpool right back since 2000 has been so effective with the ball at his feet.

Centre back – Jamie Carragher

Carra. The rock. The last ditch challenge expert. Virgil Van Dijk may have exposed Carra a bit with the Dutchman not being resigned to any last ditch challenges. The Scouser will forever be a Liverpool legend.

Centre back – Virgil Van Dijk

The colossus. Virgil will surely go down as Liverpool’s greatest ever defender if he maintains his current form. He is nailed on for this year’s Ballon d’Or, he could become the first Liverpool player to win the award since Michael Owen in 2001.

Left back – Andy Robertson

One of the hardest calls to make. However, we need to factor in the adjustment of expectations in recent years. Robbo just pips the lethal left foot of John Arne Riise.

Centre mid – Xabi Alonso

 

The maestro. Xabi Alonso picked passes that simply weren’t there. We will never see his like again at Liverpool (or will we?), one of the greatest playmakers Europe has ever seen.

Centre mid – Steven Gerrard (c)

Who else? The dynamo, the greatest Liverpool player of all time. Local hero Steven Gerrard would have won the lot with this current side.

Left wing – Sadio Mane

The Senegalese winger is going from strength to strength in the best Liverpool side we have seen in decades.

Attacking mid – Luis Suarez

Perhaps the most spellbinding player Anfield has seen in its modern history. It was theatre watching Luis Suarez, we were lucky to be graced by him.

Right wing – Mo Salah

The record holder for goals in a Premier League season. Mo Salah walks into this side.

Striker – Fernando Torres

The Kop have not taken to a striker the way they took the Torres in a while, it will be a while before they do again. Liverpool fans had a love affair with El Niño and he is still remembered fondly after a few Guinness.

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