The finest South Americans to grace English soil

Adam Brown

The continent of South America has produced some of the best ever players. But of those which have played in the Premier League, who would make the all-time South American XI?

With not a lot to separate players in some areas, there have been some inevitable tough calls with some players narrowly missing out. Another issue is formation – how can you fit all of the best attacking players into a team without making it unbalanced? We want the team to be able to compete at the top level.

We’ve gone for the classic 4-4-2 formation.

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What a team. There’s no question that South America produce the games best attacking players – Aguero and Suarez would be an unrivalled partnership. It wouldn’t be surprising to see this team break the record for the most goals scored in a season with support from Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez in attack.

While many could dispute Philippe Coutinho’s inclusion, there’s no disputing that he is Brazil’s top goalscorer in the Premier League. Since Rafael Benitez tipped Liverpool off about the availability of the magician from Inter Milan, Coutinho has improved each season – and now is showing why he has the potential to become a Liverpool legend, should he decide to stay in the summer.

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