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Which Liverpool assets should we buy for Double Gameweek 24?

Six-time top 5k finisher Utkarsh Dalmia – aka Zophar –  talks us through the Liverpool options after Double Gameweek 24 was confirmed.

With Utkarsh drawing heavily on stats from our Members Area, a large chunk of this article is available only to subscribers.


It’s been a tough Christmas period. Games have been coming thick and fast and with the turnaround so short between fixtures, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have barely enough time to digest the information from one Gameweek before another is upon us.

The confirmation that Liverpool and West Ham will enjoy a Double Gameweek 24 (due to their postponed fixture in Gameweek 18) has grabbed headlines and, given Liverpool’s dominant form in the league, surely three assets is almost a requirement. Their players are already highly owned:

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) – 39.5% ownership
  • Sadio Mané (£12.3m) – 37.7% ownership
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) – 34.1% ownership
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) – 24.7% ownership
  • Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) – 18.9% ownership

The ownership indicates that most teams already feature at least one of Mané or Salah with at least one Liverpool defender. The question before managers then is where to invest in for the third asset: attack or defence?

Despite conceding the fewest goals in the league (14), Liverpool have kept just six clean sheets, approximately one every third game. They registered a total of 20 shut-outs last season, an average of just over one every two games, so there has definitely been some regression there. However, it is worth mentioning that they have banked four clean sheets in as many matches since Joe Gomez (£5.1m) was partnered alongside van Dijk, so there are signs of improvement and their defence definitely warrants investment.

Their two full-backs are compared using the Comparison Tool in the Members Area for the last six Gameweeks, with Robertson on the left and Trent on the right in the below graphic:


An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process.

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1,336 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Mousset at 4.8 looks to good to be true as a 1st bench player for the foreseeable future

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      If you say so

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Can be, it depends what is your team structure and what you need. Just sold him but if he starts firing again could bring him back.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Greenwood at 4.3 is better for bench

      1. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I would be surprised if ManU didnt sign a striker in January

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Too many good budget strikers to be getting a non performing one

    5. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      bought at 5.1, sold at 5.1. Didn't score any goals for me and hasn't since. don't see the appeal.

    6. Blueberg
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Martinelli being overlooked?

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Correct C choice?

    Bench order correct?

    Ramsdale
    Trent, Aurier, Soy
    Salah, KDB, Maddison, Martial
    C Vardy, Ings, Rashford

    McCarthy, Traore, Rico, Lundstram

    1.7 bank.

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Hey fam! Thoughts on these plans?

    2 FT 0 ITB

    Schmeichel Button
    TAA Aurier Lundy Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Martial Douglas Dendo
    Kane Vardy Tammy

    GW21 - Tammy to Jimmy for free
    GW22 - Kane & Douglas to DCL & Trossard/H.Wilson/Traore/Sarr
    GW23 - Save
    GW24 - Dendo, Aurier, Jiminez to Salah, B.Williams, Greenwood for -4

  4. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    How does this look for Salah/Mane double up?

    GW21 save
    GW22 Kane,Grealish > Mane,Greenwood

    Would mean starting both Traore(NEW,sot) & Maupay(eve,AVL) as enablers before upgrading Traore gw24

    Ramsdale
    TAA Soy Aurier
    Salah KDB Grealish Martial
    Vardy Kane Maupay

    McGovern Traore Lund Rico

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    2FT 0.3ITB

    What to do folks? Zaha to Traore? Looking to get Salah in for the double.

    Pope
    TAA Rico Soy
    KdB Alli Zaha Mane
    Vardy Jimi Tammy

    Henderson Cantwell Kelly Lundstram

  6. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    any suggestions for thie lot

    Ramsdale
    Soy TAA rico
    mane KDB Alli Grealish richa
    Vardy rash

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Gtg, C ?

      1. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Vardy

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Same, nice & rested ready to destroy Newcastle

  7. Rock n Grohl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Which combo option is best?

    DCL, Mads, Martial and Vvd

    Or

    Ings, Ali, Traore and Robertson

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      First one

  8. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this transfer plan?
    Gw 21: Save
    Gw 22: Salah > Mane
    Gw 23: Lowton > VVD
    Gw 24: Maddison > Traore

    Guaita Stek
    TAA Lundy Soy Lowton Rico
    Salah KDB Alli Maddison Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1 Ft 0.2 Itb

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone not captaining Vardy?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Most people probably

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Rashford here

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        think that Arsenal game will suit MUN on the counter big time

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Fully rested most will be booked for the party.

  10. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Bearing in mind it's 8:30pm here and I've just arrived back home after being out for dinner where I had a cart load of beer and sake and now just opened a bottle of Merlot...
    Should I activate my WC?
    (sooooo tempted but I do have 2FTs)

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      save for (full) DGW

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        cant see myself lasting til then regardless...just not my game 😉

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Use your frees and WC gw22.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah will prob leave it off for a game-week or two, will likely be priced out of a couple of options by the but so be it! Cheers

            1. Ian & Zen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Wise decision - 1st rule of Fantasy Football - Never, ever make transfers when drunk!

              1. CMJC
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                Wish I hadn’t been drunk enough to forget this rule - Pogba for Xmas haha

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                ...decided not to and leave my wildcard off til GW24 but I did do a mini wildcard (tipsy, not drunk but getting there now):
                Carthcart + Kelly + Salah to Doherty + Pereira + Martial
                🙂

                1. CMJC
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 2 days ago

                  Don’t do it haha

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 2 days ago

                    ...already done and you wont believe who my armband is saved on (but that's another story)! Anyway, its done now and going to ring in the new year and forget about my team until Thursday, GL for the mate & Happy New Year 🙂

                    1. CMJC
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 2 days ago

                      Good luck - fingers crossed for Martial and don’t regret losing salah before the dgw

                      1. clodhopper
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 2 days ago

                        Sala lol

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Yes activate enjoy while u pissed it wil be realy funny you will giggle all night about it well worth the buzz

  11. Jullepuu
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Got a big red arrow this game week. What should I do for the next one? Who to captain? 1 free transfer and 0.6 in the bank

      Guaita Button
      TAA Aurier Lund Soy Reid
      Mane KDB Salah Grealish Hayden
      Maupay Jimenez Vardy

    • teddypicker
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I reckon double liverpool attack will beat double defence for gwk 24
      but will eventually have to get rid of Maddison and Kane (gwk24:WHU and NOR) to fit in Salah

      Anyone having the same problem?

      1. Jullepuu
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Well Kane has to go for sure but Maddison can be kept in altough it depends on your team value

        • ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          I can fit them in under this team

          Foster (Button)
          TAA Soy Lund Aurier (Kelly)
          Mane Salah KdB Alli (Gundo)
          Vardy Ings (DCL)

          1. ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            I'm mistaken, this team

            Foster (Button)
            TAA Soy Lund Aurier (Kelly)
            Mane Salah KdB Alli (Gundo)
            Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

          2. teddypicker
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Nice, thanks

          3. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Best side i have seen with 2 Pool mids.
            I have Aurier and Alli which I am a little concerned about.

            1. ALI_G
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              thank you

              I may bin Aurier for Sidibe as he seems to be cursed!

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                Not cursed, just poor

        • Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Everyone will. Many negatives getting Salah and Mane. Most are obvious; team balance, value for points. possible rotation. Much easier for 2 pool defenders.

          1. Ian & Zen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            One down side of Mane & Salah double up is that they very rarely assist each other, so when one gets points the other doesn't, unlike TAA who works in tandem, assisting Salah/Mane.
            IMO double defence is the way to go.

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Agreed

        • Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Wrong, and will not be a good idea, double defence will score more

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              5 months, 2 days ago

              what about;
              TC TAA
              Salah
              Bobby

              I quite like that, maybe TC Salah instead of TAA, but those 3

        • Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          A possible punt.
          Alli to Mahrez? Risking rotation for a very tired Spurs player.

        • DarkSideOfTheLoon
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          So the Salah vs TAA as my third Liverpool player after Mane and Gomez boiled down to which is the better pair:

          1) Salah + Rico
          2) Rashford + TAA

          And there is clearly no competition there at all.

          1. ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            2 looks much better

            1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Exactly. So TAA + Gomez + Mane it shall be in my team.

            2. ALI_G
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              although it heavily contradicts my team above!

              1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                That team looks so good, The only difference we have is that I have Digne in place of Aurier, no Salah and Rashford in place of Greenwood.

          2. Sailboats
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            2

        • John Arne Pizza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Ali G would you take mendy over rico this gameweek for a draft league. Cheers in advance

          1. John Arne Pizza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Never pictured myself asking ali g for fpl advice haha

        • Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Thoughts on this team for DGW24?

          Schmeichel
          TAA Kelly Rico
          Salah Mane KDB Martial
          Vardy DCL Maupay

          Button Williams Lundy Dendo

        • Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Hendo
          TAA Soy Lundy Rico Kelly
          Mane KDB Maddison Alli Dendo
          Vardy Rashford Jimi

          Did Tammy to Jimi last night and have 1 free transfer 0 itb
          1. Save
          2. Maddison to Adama

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Still undecided with 2FTs
          Thinking downgrade Henderson to 4.0 and perhaps do Salah to Mane. Torn on this though as I've only owned Salah for 2GWs over the past two seasons so want to give him a chance despite him looking like an out of sorts Jermaine Pennant from the eye test!
          Anything standout out to you more serious managers out there?

          Pope Henderson
          Trent Lundy Cathcart Rico Kelly
          Salah KDB Alli Richarlison Dendoncker
          Vardy Rashford Jimenez
          2FT
          0.0

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Salah just aint worth it bud, extremely annoying to own this time around. Dead to me now, may unearth him next season

        • John Arne Pizza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Gameweek 21 Mendy > benched Rico? Thoughts

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Are BT sport showing any games tomorrow for free like Sky did on Boxing Day?

        • stepper1971
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Thinking of Traore and Maupay to Firminio and Mooy for DGW24 if I roll a FT next week, this would give me

            Guaita

            Walker - TAA - Rico
            Mane - KDB - Mooy - Maddison
            Vardy - Firmino - Ings

            Bench Gunn - Cantwell - Lund - Willems

            Moving forward I want to upgrade Gunn to a playing GK maybe McCarthy (Sou) any other suggestions for the DGW?

          • Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Ali and targett TO Taa and Traore =-4?

            Or Ali to Mahrez?

            I think Ali may be rested?

          • leo_messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            What would you change here with nothing in the bank?

            Fabianski
            Robertson - Taa - Soyuncu
            Kdb (vc) - Mane (C) - Willian - Traore
            Jimenez - Rashford - Vardy

            Sub: Button - Cantwell - Rico - Lundstram

            Thank you

            1. CMJC
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Nothing. Looks fine

          • Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Was wanting to do this...

            Ali &Targett
            To
            Adama&Taa

            =-4?

            But is it stupid to get rid of Ali with Southampton yet to keep a clean sheet at home?

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              TAA vs Alli. Rather have TAA

          • finnish92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Play Ings (Spurs H) or Maddison (WHU A)?

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Maddi

            2. BATISTUTA ®
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              play both

          • Larkin
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Who to bench?
            Traore (wat)
            Ings (tot)
            Zaha (nor)
            Abraham (bri)

            1. BATISTUTA ®
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Abraham might be rotated

          • McGlynn8
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Guita
              TAA Zouma Kelly
              Mane KDB Grealish Traore
              Vardy (c) Kane Ings

              Subs Rico Dendoncker Lunstram

              G2G?

              1. BATISTUTA ®
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                Yes!

            • BATISTUTA ®
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Aguero likely to start?

            • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              No mention of rest and rotation in the above article?
              Could make all the shiny member area stats pointless.....

              Klopp normally rotates his squad heavily in double gameweeks plus to make matters worse for fpl he can afford to rest players no pressure.

              1. Andy Ftw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 2 hours ago

                Is it a really a double gameweek for Liverpool though (in a non-FPL sense)?

                Games are 6 days apart. A larger gap than today and the previous game for Pool.

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Good point

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              Dortmund sell Pulisic for €50m and buy Haaland for €20m

              Now that’s a well ran club

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                Not as good as Newcastle selling Andy Carroll for 50m back when it was a lot of money.