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bet365 Valentine's Day Football XI

A special date on the calendar, Valentine's Day is an occasion to cherish those who matter most.

A chance to exchange cards and loving gestures, Valentine's Day takes place on February 14th each year.

To help get in the mood for this celebration, we've come up with our very own football based Valentine's Day XI...


GK: Tim Flowers

"I can buy myself flowers," goes Miley Cyrus' global smash hit.

Blackburn Rovers did just that back in 1993 when acquiring Tim Flowers from Southampton in a £2.4m deal.

Going on to win the Premier League title with Rovers in 1994/95 and representing England 11 times at international level, Flowers was able to enjoy a distinguished career at the top level.

As far as Valentine's Day is concerned, Flowers is most certainly a keeper.

RB: Valentino Livramento

Lining up at right-back is the beautifully named Valentino Livramento, who signed for Newcastle from Southampton for £32m plus add-ons last summer.

Widely known as "Tino", the 21-year-old has shone when given the opportunity to play by Magpies boss Eddie Howe, deputising impressively for Kieran Trippier at right-back and Dan Burn at left-back.

An England youth international with a Scottish mother and Portuguese father, the talented Livramento is considered one of the most promising young players in the Premier League.

CB: Harry Darling

Who other than Swansea City's Harry Darling to marshal the defence?

Signing for the Swans from MK Dons in the summer of 2022, Darling has established himself as a consistent starter for the Welsh side, with the 24-year-old Englishman chipping in with a commendable seven Championship goals from defence.

The central defender is certainly on the right track towards becoming a darling of the Swansea support.

CB: Jurrien Tinder

One of Arsenal's summer signings is selected to partner Harry Darling in defence.

Joining from Ajax for £34m plus add-ons last summer, the Dutch international defender cruelly suffered an ACL injury on his Premier League debut for the Gunners against Nottingham Forest.

LB: Danny Rose

Deployed on the left side of the defence is ex-Tottenham star Danny Rose.

Scorer of an all-time classic Premier League goal on his debut for Spurs in a North London derby against Arsenal in 2010 - firing home a thunderous volley from around 30 yards out - the dynamic Rose went on to be capped 29 times by England.

Stuck on a Valentine's Day gift for your partner? There can be few more romantic presents than a freshly picked rose.

CM: Alex Love Song

The first pick in the engine room is Alex Love Song.

Signing for Arsenal as a teenager from French side Bastia, the versatile Cameroon international went to make 204 appearances for the Gunners before transferring to La Liga giants Barcelona for £15m in 2012.

CM: Romeo Lavia

Chelsea's Romeo Lavia is the next member of the Valentine's Day XI midfield.

Coming through the youth ranks at Manchester City, it was at Southampton where defensive midfielder Lavia made his name in the Premier League, with the 20-year-old Belgian eventually snapped up by Chelsea last summer for £53m plus add-ons.

CM: Matt Le Kissier

In an advanced midfield position we have plumped for a Southampton legend.

Scorer of many a spectacular goal during his career, Le Tissier is also regarded as one of the most proficient penalty takers ever having scored 47 of his 48 attempts from 12 yards during his senior career.

RW: Passion Sakala

On the right of the front three is a former cult figure at Scottish giants Rangers.

With the Zambian's charisma and enthusiasm making him popular amongst the Ibrox faithful, the speedy forward is now on the books of Saudi Pro League side Al-Fayha.

Just as passion is a crucial ingredient in any successful relationship, the ex-Rangers ace has been a crucial part of the Al-Fayha side since joining last summer.

ST: Ian Crush

Leading the line for this star-studded side is Liverpool's all-time leading goalscorer.

Finding the net a staggering 346 times in 660 games - the Welshman won five top flight titles with the Reds in the 1980s.

LW: Vagner Love

Completing the front three is the aptly named Brazilian forward.

Capped 20 times by Brazil between 2004 and 2007, 39-year-old Vagner Love has represented 13 clubs in seven different countries including his homeland, Russia, China, France and Turkey during his professional career.

A technically gifted player with typically South American flair, the Palmeiras academy graduate has registered a total of 116 assists in club football, demonstrating his capacity to spread the love around in front of goal during his playing days.

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