Who joins Aguero in Garth Crooks' team of the season?

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Manchester City claimed their second successive Premier League title with a thumping 4-1 win at Brighton with Liverpool finishing a point behind in second after a 2-0 win over Wolves. Chelsea and Tottenham did just enough in recent weeks to take the other two Champions League spots as the challenges of Arsenal and Manchester United faded.At the other end of the table we bid farewell to Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield.
Here's my team of the season - have a read and select your own below.

Goalkeeper - Ederson (Manchester City)

Ederson: From the moment Ederson arrived at Manchester City it was obvious that Pep Guardiola wanted a goalkeeper who was comfortable with the ball at his feet as well as his hands. Ederson's performances this season have been courageous, consistent and, on occasion, downright brilliant. His greatest strength is his composure under pressure. A goalkeeper who can start and end attacks with tremendous skill. Did you know[/IMG]Defenders - Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)
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[b]Trent Alexander-Arnold:
Trent Alexander-Arnold has produced a number of sparkling performances which have been acknowledged this season in my team of the week. This lad has grown in stature and confidence at an alarming rate. However nothing prepared me for the incredible initiative he showed when he spotted Barcelona napping in their own 18-yard box before presenting Divock Origi with the chance to score Liverpool's fourth goal in their Champions League semi-final win.At this rate he could be an England regular in a year and world-class in two. Did you know[/img]
Midfielders - Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
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[b]Bernardo Silva:
The departure of Yaya Toure and injuries to Kevin de Bruyne have created a space for someone else to shine and that person has been Bernardo Silva. The Portugal international has been an inspiration for Manchester City this season while never insisting on hogging the limelight when City have a full complement of players available. It takes a special individual who is prepared to fit in regardless of the cost to his own performance. That makes him a real star in my book. Did you know[/img]
Forwards - Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
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[b]Raheem Sterling:
I've seen this lad develop from a talented player at Liverpool into a superstar at Manchester City. What has impressed me most about this footballer is the way he has slowly convinced his critics he is more than just an excellent footballer, but a player with courage and conviction. Sterling was and has never been anything other than a wonderful professional who conducts himself with grace. Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year and Football Writers Footballer of the Year, we salute you. Read more about what I think of Sterling's convictions in The Crooks of the Matter below. [b]Did you know[/img]
Now it's your turn
You've seen my selections this season. But who would you go for?
My PL team of the season
Pick your Premier League team of the season and share with your friends.
Who joins Aguero in Garth Crooks' team of the season?

The Crooks of the Matter
Last week, I told you the game was at its unpredictable best and English clubs were on the verge of making European history by reaching both the Champions League and Europa League finals. Well they have. I write this Crooks of the Matter column of the season from the Amex Stadium where I expected Manchester City to lift the Premier League title - and they did. I also wanted a chance to say thank you to Vincent Kompany for his marvellous years of service to the game and to congratulate Raheem Sterling on his personal achievements and the way he has conducted himself. He comes from a long line of distinguished black players with Afro-Caribbean heritage but his standout quality is in his courage to call out racism whenever confronted by it. He hasn't taken the easy route and waited for his career to end but he has attacked the issue head-on while still playing. I cannot predict the outcome of either of the European finals but what I have learned is that in football you cannot take anything for granted. That is a lesson some of those outstanding young Ajax players will never forget and one Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should have known better.
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