Premier League’s fastest players: Liverpool and West Ham stars among the top speed merchants, but who is the quickest?

And The Sun have listed the top six speed merchants who have featured in the top-flight this campaign.

Whether it to start a counter attack or to track back and tackle, pace is now a vital part of the game.

It takes a special player to make it in modern without it, although some do as they make up for it with exceptional positioning and reading of their opponents.

Other though, have it as a key attribute. Arsenal defender Bellerin has often been linked with a race against Usain Bolt thanks to his astonishing acceleration.

As always with lists like these, it is never quite as simple as lining the players up and making them sprint 100 metres, they will have all come from different match events.

Check out the top six below – one or two could spring a surprise!

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