Liverpool player picks 2 NUFC stars when asked to name best XI he’s ever played with..

Former Newcastle man James Milner has named the greatest XI he’s played with across his 17-year career in English football – and TWO former Mags have made the cut.

Amidst all of the big names mentioned from his time with Man City and Liverpool, he still managed to find room for ex-NUFC duo Jonathan Woodgate and Alan Shearer.

Here the best XI he selected during his chat with FourFourTwo

  • (GK) Alisson Becker
  • (RB) Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • (CB) Jonathan Woodgate
  • (CB) Virgil van Dijk
  • (LB) Ashley Cole
  • (CM) David Silva
  • (CM) Steven Gerrard
  • (CM) Frank Lampard
  • (CF) Roberto Firmino
  • (ST) Alan Shearer
  • (ST) Sergio Aguero

Alan Shearer was an expected addition to his team given he’s the most prolific striker the Premier League has ever seen. Milner and Shearer played together towards the end of big Al’s career, but it seems the Liverpool veteran was still able to see just how good the club’s former number 9 was during his time on Tyneside.

Jonathan Woodgate’s selection is a little more surprising considering Milner played with some great defenders in his time.

Woodgate played at St James’ Park between 2003-2004 and, even though his time at the club was brief, he is considered one of the best defenders to have played at Newcastle. He was so good in fact, that Milner chose him in his best XI over Vincent Kompany whom he played with at Manchester City – which is saying something given the big Belgian is rated as one of the Premier League’s all time greats at centre back.

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