Who joins Everton's Leighton Baines and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in the Merseyside Team of the Season?

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Are these the star performers from Liverpool and Everton throughout the 2014/15 Premier League campaign?

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet – Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet edges Everton shot-stopper Tim Howard to the Merseyside number one post, though both had their ups and downs.

The Belgian international came in for a lot of stick at the beginning of the season and was even dropped for the Reds’ trip to Old Trafford, but he bounced back well in 2015.

Right-back: Seamus Coleman – Coleman has been one of Everton’s standout performers this season, marauding up and down the right flank and providing three goals and two assists to boot.

Centre-back: Martin Skrtel – With all the Liverpool players marred in a contract battle this season, Skrtel’s future at Anfield is arguably the most important of the lot.

The Slovakian international has been brilliant, averaging a club-high 9.5 effective clearances per Premier League fixture.

Centre-back: Phil Jagielka – The Toffees’ skipper has been superb despite his side’s early-season defensive struggles, likewise averaging a club-high 10 clearances per Premier League match.

Left-back: Leighton Baines – Arguably the Premier League’s best left-back, Baines has had another excellent campaign, creating over 70 chances for his teammates via key passes.

Defensive midfield: Emre Can – The German Under-21 international was undoubtedly one of the Reds’ better summer buys, though question marks remain over his best position.

Predominantly a defensive midfielder, Can has spent much of the last six five months playing in a back three, performing exceptionally well and earning plaudits as a future captain of the club.

Central midfield: Jordan Hernderson – Liverpool’s vice-captain has had the best season of his career to date, scoring six goals and adding a further nine assists. Plays better without Steven Gerrard.

Central midfield: James McCarthy – The former Wigan Athletic star has been a real Roberto Martinez-type player, excellent in possession and very easy on the eye.

Left midfield: Philippe Coutinho – The Brazilian international has been without a doubt the Reds’ best attacking player this season, scoring five goals and adding a further five assists.

BBC pundit Garth Crooks included the former Inter Milan star in his Team of the Season, whereas Thierry Henry conceded to The Sun he loved watching Coutinho play with the freedom to really express himself.

With Raheem Sterling unlikely to be at the club in the long-term, boss Brendan Rodgers needs to build a new team around Coutinho and implore his players to get him on the ball as much as possible.

Right midfield: Raheem Sterling – In spite of the controversy surrounding his future, Sterling has had another decent campaign on Merseyside, especially considering the absence of Daniel Sturridge.

The England international winger scored seven goals and added a further seven assists, though trophies once again deserted him and that could prompt a disappointing summer exit.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku – Everton’s record signing may not have reached the heights of his initial loan period at Goodison Park, but he’s been impressive nonetheless.

The Belgian international scored 10 goals and assisted five more in 32 Premier League starts, not bad considering he’s still only 22 years of age.

Substitutes: Tim Howard, John Stones, Mamadou Sakho, Steven Gerrard, Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana, Steven Naismith

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