Jamie Carragher picks ultimate Champions League XI in latest ‘Carra challenge’

Jamie Carragher has picked his ultimate Champions League XI as part of his latest 'Carra Challenge' – where the selection is set against a number of restrictions.

This time, the Liverpool legend picked his ultimate Champions League team comprising players who have won the competition since the 1992/93 season – when the European Cup formally became the Champions League.

However, the rules make it far more complicated than just picking the best lineup.

This time around, they stipulate that just one player from each winning club can be chosen.

Additionally, any nationality can only be represented once – although a player can have played for more than one winning team.

Given that 13 clubs have won Europe's premier club competition since the 1992/93 season, two clubs were represented as a substitute and a manager in Carragher's selections, which he announced on Twitter.

The 13 clubs that have won the Champions League are: Marseille, AC Milan, Ajax, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Man Utd, Bayern Munich, Porto, Liverpool, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Here are Carragher's selections…

In goal, Carragher handed the gloves to Chelsea and Czech Republic great Petr Cech, who won the Champions League in 2012.

In defence, Borussia Dortmund and Germany legend Jurgen Kohler partnered former Real Madrid and Spain defender Fernando Hierro at centre-back.

The full-back slots were given to Italian Moreno Torricelli and Austrian David Alaba, who won the competition with Juventus and Bayern Munich respectively.

A star-studded midfield included Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard – who Carragher won the competition with during a miraculous night in Istanbul in 2005. The other central midfield slots were given to Ajax and Netherlands great Clarence Seerdorf and Marseille and France's Didier Deschamps.

Ahead of the midfield trio, AC Milan and Brazil icon Kaka was handed an advanced role.

Finally, Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010, partnered Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, who has won the competition four times with Barcelona.

In the dugout, Carragher also added former Portugal and Porto man Deco and included Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson as manager to ensure all 13 teams were represented.

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