Harry Kewell names his ultimate Premier League 5-a-side team, Gerrard snubbed as Leeds dominate

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Former Leeds United and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has named his dream 5-a-side team and chose David Batty over Steven Gerrard.

Harry Kewell - Leeds United celebrates his goal against Charlton AthleticHarry Kewell made his name at Leeds United

Kewell made his name at Elland Road scoring 45 goals in 181 games before a move to his boyhood club Liverpool.

Things did not go quite as well at Anfield as injuries hampered his progress making just 93 appearances in five years, scoring 12 times.

Kewell was part of the fantastic Leeds side which made the Champions League semi-finals.

But the Liverpool team he joined went one better, beating AC Milan in that final in Istanbul back in 2005.

Liverpool Manager Rafael Benitez and Steven Gerrard celebrate winning the Champions League with the TrophyLiverpool legend Steven Gerrard celebrates winning the Champions League

And despite playing alongside Reds great Gerrard, Kewell somewhat surprisingly omitted him from his ultimate 5-a-side team in an interview on BT Sport with Leeds players dominating.

"I'd go for Pepe Reina because obviously he could come out and he's obviously very good with his feet," Kewell told BT Sport.

"I'd put Woody (Jonathan Woodgate) in there, I grew up with him I knew what an absolute talent he is and was.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesKewell opted for David Batty over Steven Gerrard

"I'd put David Batty, everyone would be scared of him, 100% I'd put myself in because I'd be able to just manage the game properly.

"And (Mark) Viduka up front, they'd have to have two or three players on him."

Kewell was a hero at Leeds and fans were devastated to see him leave for Merseyside.

When there the Australian divided opinion among Liverpool supporters.

conference at Anfield in Liverpool, July 10, 2003. Kewell has joinedKewell divided opinion at Anfield

He is perhaps best remembered for a hat-trick of injuries in consecutive cup finals.

He trudged off against Chelsea in the 2005 League Cup final having not long returned from a groin injury.

His substitution against AC Milan in Istanbul was eventually attributed to a torn abductor muscle while he also departed early in the FA Cup final against West Ham a year later because of a torn groin.

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