Last on the list is another player that carries the aura of a seasoned pro at this point and the second to be nominated for both Young Player and Player of the Season.
After a difficult campaign both personally and for his team Liverpool in 2020/21, Trent Alexander-Arnold returned with a vengeance this season.
Helped by the stronger base behind him, attributed largely to the return of Virgil van Dijk, the 23-year-old has been allowed the freedom to attack with renewed spirit.
Despite hopes of a historical quadruple diminishing as City retain their grip at the top of the Premier League, Alexander-Arnold has helped Jürgen Klopp’s side sustain an attack on all fronts.
Having already secured a Carabao Cup, the reinstated England international has an FA Cup and Champions League final to look forward to.
With 12 assists, Alexander-Arnold is second only to teammate Mohamed Salah and has seen improvement in his often criticised defensive ability.
Making the list is an achievement in itself but if you were to pick a frontrunner, last year’s winner Phil Foden and the year prior to that Trent Alexander-Arnold are hard to separate when considering potential silverware. Who gets your pick?