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Is a Liverpool defensive double-up a viable option for Fantasy managers?

Liverpool’s defence has been fairly disappointing this season – at least as a collective.

Having recorded an impressive 21 clean sheets in 2018/19 (the most in a single Premier League campaign in 11 years), the Reds’ backline was always going to struggle to match last season’s output.

So far there have been just two shut-outs: only Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur have registered fewer in the English top flight in 2019/20.

Even their second string have been getting in on the act, with Liverpool drawing 5-5 with Arsenal in a bonkers EFL Cup tie on Wednesday.

A favourable fixture swing awaits Jurgen Klopp’s side after the November international break, however, with the Reds playing Crystal Palace, Brighton and Hove Albion, Everton, Bournemouth and Watford before their blank Gameweek 18.

Fantasy managers might be tentatively considering a Liverpool defensive double-up during this period, then, but how do the Reds’ underlying statistics stack up? Have they been unlucky so far? And how are they comparing to last season’s numbers?

We attempt to address some of these questions in our Members’ article below.

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898 Comments Post a Comment
  1. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    pls rate my team:

    Pope
    TAA, Tom, Lund
    Mane, Dilva, Raz, KDB, Mount
    Tammy, Connolly

    Button/Wilson, Soy, Kelly

    thank you and GB

    1. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      confident of connolly starting? if maguire is out then wilson could be a good shout

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        my thinking too, still deciding bw him and Willy

  2. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    I can have this as my team next week. I quite like it.
    Ryan
    Trent Robbo Pereira
    Salah Debruyne Dilva Martial Mount
    Vardy Abraham
    Lundstram and Rico as playing subs.

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      i like it

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Have to take a hit to do double change of mane and Hudson-Odoi to martial and dilva this week. Just dont trust Hudson-Odoi to start. Then can get Robbo after this week for FT

    3. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      best nonsterling team i have seen. maybe dilva to madisson in a few weeks?

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Really? I dont really like maddison as a fpl option :/

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Why get rid of dilva? Did pep say he's gonna play less?

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      D Silva minutes have been managed in the tougher fixtures

      Consider the fixtures turn a bit for city are you happy keeping him instead of sterling?

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        I mean I can't get sterling for him. I'm 4m short 😀

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        I can go salah to sterling or mane if Salah doesn't do well and they have better form

      3. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Can always play lundstram if dilva is lookimg to be benched. I trust him to get the occasional goal. Had him since gw1

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 14 days ago

          I’m thinking of switching sterling to silva myself to bring in robbo martial

          Thought I’d see the argument from your side which backs up my views - benching can be supported elsewhere as long as he continues to perform in the games he does play

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Looks just like my team

    6. Sterops
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Very decent indeed.

  3. Sotamendi84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    start one:
    A) connolly (NOR)
    B) H.Barnes (cry)

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      gotta be A

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Both good options but yeah Norwich horrible defensively so I'd go A.

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Is anyone going to do the pool triple up? If so who are you sacrificing to enable it?

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      got TAA and Mane, to get Salah in i'd need to do 3 transfers, Firmino 2, Robbo 2 will see how this gw goes

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Who would you lose tho?

        1. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          in your case it has to be Raz

  5. Numbuster
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    bottom

    Think further..
    IF you dont have Sterling right now, would you bring him in with a hit?
    Is he is an essential for this week versus Southampton?

    Now i still cant decide. Whether should i bring him in or not.
    After this GW, City facing a hard fixture while Liverpool faces easier one here.

    I have KDB, but should i strengthen myself with Sterling?

    1. Numbuster
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      need some feedback here.. not solving situation here.
      Thanks.

    2. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      looed lively and in form gaisnt Villa

  6. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Please rate my team!

    Any suggestions on transfers £0 in the bank!

    Roberto
    Tomori | Soyuncu | Rico
    Salah | James | Sterling | Mount
    Vardy | Aubameyang | Rashford

    Button | Guendouzi | Kelly | Prodl

    1. Numbuster
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      should be g2g

  7. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    How would you get Salah into this team?
    Am thinking Auba and Mount to Ayew and Salah? Any other ideas?!

    Pope
    TAA Mendy Lunds Rico Soyuncu
    Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell Yarmolenko
    Auba Tammy Vardy
    0.2 ITB

    1. Numbuster
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      you need to sacrifice Auba.
      Im not sure how the maths on going..
      but Mount shouldnt drop out here

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        this is the issue after Auba am not sure who to drop that can me enough money x

  8. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    there's a new article guys

  9. El Presidente
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Not for me

    • cpo001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Good article. I've been considering getting rid of VVD for a few weeks now, probably for Mendy or Alonso.

      What do others think of this?