Sadio Mané may have been snubbed by the PFA when he was left off the Player of the Year shortlist, but being named today to the PFA's Team of the Year might serve as something of an honourable mention nod for the impressive Liverpool attacking star.
Though some Liverpool fans might quibble that Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana, or Philippe Coutinho might in fact have been the Reds' best player this season, Mané is the only Liverpool player named to the team and is in fact one of only two outfield players not from Chelsea or Tottenham.
Tottenham have both fullbacks in the team of the year, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, along with midfielder Dele Alli and striker Harry Kane. Chelsea on the other hand have both centre halves, Gary Cahill and David Luiz, along with midfielder N'Golo Kante and winger Eden Hazard.
Romelu Lukaku, who made the top six in Player of the Year voting, joins Mané as a non-Spurs or Blues outlier, while in goal Manchester United are represented by David de Gea. That all adds to no room for any players from Manchester City or Arsenal.
#PFAawards | The PFA Premier League Team of the Year sponsored by @OfficialPanini pic.twitter.com/eQfXZ6h5Ll— PFA (@PFA) April 20, 2017