That is according to Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
Manchester City finished top of the Premier League table, one point clear of the Reds in an exhilarating title race.
City were the only team to beat Liverpool and that win at the Etihad turned out to be vital in the destination of the title.
But it now appears the two teams are going head-to-head for two positions in the England team.
For the Nations League semi-final against Holland on Thursday, City stars Kyle Walker and John Stones played at right-back and centre-back respectively.
Both had difficult evenings, especially Stones who was arguably guilty for two of Holland’s goals in the 3-1 defeat.
For the third-placed play-off against Switzerland on Sunday, Walker and Stones were replaced in the starting XI by Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.
Before the match Carragher claimed it could be the start of a long career in the England team for Alexander-Arnold and Gomez.
And he challenged them both to prove to Southgate they deserve their place in the team ahead of the City pair.
“I think so [it could be the start of them in the England team long term],” Carragher said of Alexander-Arnold and Gomez.
“The big surprise for me at the start of the season was Gomez went straight back in, even after the success of the World Cup that he wasn’t part of.
“You actually look at Gomez, Trent, you looked at the battle between Man City and Liverpool all season going for the Premier League.
“It now looks there is a battle between right-back and right centre-back from both clubs also.
“It is a toss of a coin at this moment but they haven’t had as many opportunities as John Stones and Kyle Walker, [who have] more experience for England.
“But if they put in a good performance here, maybe they are in pole position when the internationals come back round in September.”