It has not been a usual year of Premier League football, but there has still been more than enough action to name a team of 2020.
Fans were locked out for nine months amid the coronavirus pandemic, while there was no action at all from March until June.
Liverpool won the title last season, though that was wrapped up before 2020 even started with the Reds faltering somewhat in 2020 compared to their form in the previous 12 months.
Nevertheless, three Anfield stars make Daily Star Sport ’s team of 2020 while there is also space for a Manchester United man and Manchester City midfielder…
GK: Nick Pope
Pope has been in superb form for Burnley and regularly kept Sean Dyche’s side in matches over the year.
The Clarets impressed after the enforced lockdown with Pope conceding just five times in the final eight matches of last season.
He has kept up the strong form this campaign and will surely be Gareth Southgate’s No 1 over Jordan Pickford in time for the Euros.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold
The stand-out right back in the Premier League, and he looks like he will be for years to come.
Alexander-Arnold has regularly impressed with his attacking skills, as well as being part of a strong Liverpool back-line.
It’s crazy to think that he has only just turned 22 too, having already won a Premier League and Champions League medal.
CB: Virgil van Dijk
He has missed the last couple of months due to injury but no Premier League combined XI should be without the Liverpool defender at the moment.
He has been sorely missed at Anfield in recent weeks having shone since arriving from Southampton.
There are very few top class centre-backs in the Prem currently, but Van Dijk is certainly one of them and proved it again in 2020.
CB: Conor Coady
Virgil van Dijk may face competition from Wolves star Coady soon, if reports are to be believed.
Coady earned an England call-up this year having been an ever-present for Wolves, impressing at the back.
He signed a new five-year deal at Molineux recently, but could be tempted by a move to his boyhood club should Jurgen Klopp come calling.
LB: Ben Chilwell
You could make a very strong case for Andrew Robertson at left-back, but we are going with Chelsea signing Chilwell.
He impressed at Leicester last season before making the switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
And the England international has continued his fine form in west London, slotting straight into Frank Lampard’s team and being part of a much stronger defence than Chelsea had last season.
MID: Jack Grealish
The midfielder has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season having played a key role in keeping Villa up at the end of the last campaign.
Grealish has regularly been linked with a move away from Villa Park though put pen to paper on a new deal in the summer and his club are reaping the rewards.
MID: Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City ’s best, and most consistent, player has again been in sparkling form in 2020.
Pep Guardiola’s side just don’t have the same venom without the Belgian, who has been their top performer for a number of seasons.
Were Liverpool’s closest contenders to the title, largely thanks to brilliance from De Bruyne, and he is one of the first choices in this team.
MID: Bruno Fernandes
He only signed for Manchester United in January but the former Sporting Lisbon star already has three Premier League Player of the Month awards to his name.
Fernandes drove United into the Champions League spots in the second half of last season and the Red Devils look a mess without him in the team.
He’s already found the net 17 times in 27 Premier League matches, while laying on 12 assists too.
FW: Mohamed Salah
The most consistent and prolific of the Liverpool front three, the Egyptian never seems to be out of form.
Played a crucial, and seemingly constant, role as the Reds won their maiden Premier League title and carried the form into the new season.
The former Chelsea flop has ensured he will be remembered as a Premier League great by his exploits with the Merseyside giants.
FW: Harry Kane
18 goals in total last season and has been in top form in the new campaign with Tottenham flying high in the Premier League.
His partnership with Son Heung-min is one of the best in the world, let alone the Prem, with Kane laying on plenty of assists as well as scoring goals.
Jose Mourinho will hope he can continue his sparkling form into 2021, as will England boss Gareth Southgate.
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FW: Jamie Vardy
We reckon Vardy can play off the left with the front three being incredibly flexible.
He was the Premier League golden boot winner last season and it’s tough to back against him retaining that crown.
Premier League defences still don’t know how to deal with Vardy, not that he cares, regularly taking advantage to find the net during 2020.