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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. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Sidibe worth the extra 0.9 over Holgate?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      yes

  2. Sgt. Schultz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any Transfer Suggestions for my team, Guys!

    2FT - 0.2 ITB

    Pope
    Kelly - Soy - TAA
    Willian - Richarlison - KDB - Mane - Alli
    Vardy - Rash

    Button - Connolly - Rico - Lund

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Rich to Martial?

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If affordable - this!

        1. Sgt. Schultz
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Cheers !

      2. Sgt. Schultz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Worth considering. Cheers!

    2. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I will change Pope or prepare for triple Lvp (most likely downgrading Willian, which allows you to get Salah for Alli or Robertson/VVD for one of your def).

      1. Sgt. Schultz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Interesting. Will give it a thought, Thanks!

  3. Barnes Owl
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Attempt #2

    With all the arguments over which is the best Liverpool triple up, I decided to look into it myself, comparing the double up of Mo+Mane v TAA+Robbo over the last 10 gameweeks.

    Mane (left) + Salah (right) = total points

    GW 10: 5 + 7 = 12
    GW 11: 12 + 2 = 14
    GW 12: 7 + 8 = 15
    GW 13: 9 + 0 = 9
    GW 14: 2 + 3 = 5
    GW 15: 15 + 0 = 15
    GW 16: 0 +13 = 13
    GW 17: 6 + 16 = 22
    GW 18: Blank
    GW 19: 6 + 3 = 9
    GW 20: 11 +3 = 14

    TAA (left) + Robbo (right) = total points

    GW 10: 1 + 2 = 3
    GW 11: 7 + 9 = 16
    GW 12: 2 + 5 = 7
    GW 13: 2 + 6 = 8
    GW 14: 10 + 2 = 12
    GW 15: 3 + 1 = 4
    GW 16: 1 + 6 = 7
    GW 17: 6 + 1 = 7
    GW 18: Blank
    GW 19: 24 + 7 = 31
    GW 20: 8 + 6 = 14

    I think either way you're going to need to find an additional 3mil to upgrade to your third Liv player. I'll be going for the double up in midfield personally.

    1. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wow. That shows quite starkly how average Salah has been for much of this season

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      salah missed 2 games in that period and mane 1

      1. Barnes Owl
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And when they missed, the other hauled. Kinda shows why having both covers you nicely because it’s very unlikely they both miss the same game.

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And after I brought him in, the only consecutive blanks when on the pitch (3+3) 🙁

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Fully fit and kicking

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yea, no point to complain bad luck. I have both and TAA already. Hopefully the colour of my arrows will be green soon.

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thx, I did upvote.

  4. ItOnlyTook9Years
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Opinions appreciated:

    2ft, 2.8m itb

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Pereira, Lund, Kelly, Rico
    Mane, KDB, Richarlison, Grealish, JWP
    Vardy, Rashford, Greenwood

    A) JWP to Martial
    B) Greenwood + JWP to Jimi + Cantwell (.1 short of Traore)
    C) JWP + Grealish to Traore + Martial

    1. Benditlike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  5. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who’d u start out of:
    A) Grealish (bur)
    or
    B) Cantwell (CRY)
    ..?

    1. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Greal

  6. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any suggestions on what to do with this?

    2 FT, 1.2 ITB

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Digne, Lundstram, Kelly, Rico
    Mane, KDB, Grealish, Alli, Cantwell
    Rashford, Vardy, Ings

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Exactly the same team and situation.but what's your TV?seems to be high..the oly difference is that I have holgate and you have digne still you have 1.2 itb???? I have 0.7 itb..crazy..

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Correction digne and Kelly you have,holgate and soyu am having..still major TV difference I see there.

  7. Balance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Appreciate any help on the below:

    A) Robertson + Kelly/Rico
    B) VVD + Traore
    C) Gomez + Ings

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C

      1. Balance
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers, thanks!

    2. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C for me

      1. Balance
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks!

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A for me ....both short and long term

  8. Daddymac
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Repost Bottomed

    1. Gazzaniga Grealish Maddison

    2. Fabianski Martial Traore

    **** Woodman

    TAA Robertson Lord Soy Kelly

    Mané Dele KDB. ****. *****

    Calvin-Lewis. Vardy. Rashford

    On 1 at the moment have exact money for no.2 but would need to take a hit for Grealish to Traore today or probably priced out.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

  9. Old Fashioned Parisian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Gtg?

    Pope
    Baldock | Lund | TAA
    Traore | Salah (c) | KDB | Maddison
    Ings | Vardy | Abraham

    Grealish | Kelly | Schel

    Captain - Salah or Vardy
    Swap Ings for Grealish.......

    Thanks

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don’t swap Ings out, captain Vardy

  10. JaydenLFC87
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which budget keeper is the best option out of the below??

    A) Krul

    B) McCarthy

    C) Heaton

    D) Keep Patricio and lose Lundstram > Bench Fodder

    As mentioned currently have Patricio and have been happy with him but need funds to get Salah in...

    Other defenders are TAA Kelly Rico Soyuncu

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      fabianski

    2. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      None of the GK are great.

      Perhaps can lose Soy / Kelly and Rico rather than Lundstram

  11. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A) Soy (NEW A)
    B) Kelly (NOR A)
    C) Rico (WHU A)
    D) Lundstram (LIV A)

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bench C & D

      New manager bounce for West Ham, Liverpool could easily score a bundle.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'd bench B & D

  12. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Ryan
    Robbo - Chilwell - Aurier - Lundstram
    Salah - KDB - Maddison - Traore
    Vardy - Jiminez
    (4.0 - Connolly - Tomori - Hayden)

    A) Aurier > TAA
    B) Connolly > DCL/Maupay, bench Lundstram
    C) TAA and DCL/Maupay in, bench Lundstram
    D) other

    1. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  13. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anything worth a FT or wait until next week?

    Guaita
    Trent Aurier Lundstram
    Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
    Aguero Vardy

    Martin Greenwood Kelly Rico

  14. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A. Grealish to Traore
    B. Grealish to Martial (Already have Rashford)
    C. Save FT

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If I could afford B I'd do it.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    3. Tingate
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I've done A with one eye on the DGW when potentially Maddison becomes Salah.

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Already have salah... Concern is... United have LIV at gw23.

  15. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is it worth burning 2Ft to do

    Gazza to Fabianski
    Grealish to Traore

    To leave me with this;

    Fab (Ryan)
    TAA Soy Kelly (Lundy Rico)
    Mane KDB Alli Traore (Dend)
    Rashford Vardy(C) Ings

    Only got .2 ITB so limited in my options. Any other thoughts on potential moves?

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why have you got Ryan on the bench? He’s the third highest scoring keeper in the game! I’d get rid of Gazza for 4.0 bench fodder and stick with him in goals. Grealish to Traore is a decent move but playing Ryan should give you more funds to play with.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks. Just feel like Fab is a good option going forward but you're probably right I dont need two expensive keepers.

  16. Liastro ⭐️
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Should I wildcard this mess?

    2FTs, 2.3m ITB

    Henderson Button
    Soyuncu Lundstram Kelly Mings Rico
    Sterling Mane Alli Grealish
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      gives us your WC team.

      1. Liastro ⭐️
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not sure if there is enough scope to change especially with 2FTs

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tammy > ings

        Def (mings) > taa

    3. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No, team looks decent!

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Easy fix with 2ft. Sterling, def, Grealish to KDB, Trent mid

    5. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Certainly not one of those "wow this is terrible rip it up" squads but at the same time there's a good argument for wildcarding. I played mine this week from arguably a better squad so that tells its own story I suppose.

    6. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mings, Sterling, Alli > TAA, KDB, Traore
      Mings, Sterling, Abraham > TAA, KDB, DCL/Maupay/Ings

      One of those

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        and team is nice and sexy! 😉

  17. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Gtg?

    Pope
    TAA - Dunk - Kely
    Mane - Salah(C) - KDB - Traore
    Vardy - Rash - DCL

    (Lundstram Cantwell Rico)
    0.7itb 0FT

  18. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Good to save the FT here this week?

    Ryan
    TAA, Soyuncu, Otamendi
    Salah, KDB, Martial, L.Moura
    Vardy, Ings, Maupay

    Button, Aurier, Kiko, Dendoncker
    Bank 0.0m, 1FT

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Roll that FT.

    2. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice, just curious what's your plan for DGW24?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Probably getting Mane in for KDB (I got him late so would only lose c.0.1m)

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Roll or ditch Aurier if he is going to drop in price.

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers - have a 0.1m buffer on Aurier so 1 drop doesn't affect selling price - still think he's a good asset for the time being given his advanced positioning. Just need Jose to start getting some clean sheets!

    4. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Liastro and Jinswick posting RMTs on the same page.

      What a time to be alive!

  19. CAPA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I guess lots are considering the same dilemma - who's better for the next 3. Abraham or Jimenez?

    1. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Just switched Abraham for Jiminez. Looks more dangerous and fixtures are green ... also have exact funds for it while they are the same price

      1. CAPA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Good point. 3 greens for Jimenez. 2 greys & 1 green for Abraham. Jimenez seems to see more of the ball too.

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I would take Jim

  20. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    2FT 1.0 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA, Soy, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Grealish
    Vardy, Jimenez, Abraham

    Any suggestions? A combo of Aurier, Alli, Grealish, Abraham out?

    In terms of Salah I think I’ve got to stick with him 🙁

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start planning to triple Liv and go that way with your moves

  21. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play one:

    a) Targett (if fit) vs Bur
    b) Kelly vs Nor

  22. Liastro ⭐️
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Would you do this on 2FTs?

    Mings + Sterling -> TAA + KDB

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      yes

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      everyday of the week

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      For sure

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I like it but at the same time sterling has been doing alright of late - see my suggestion above

  23. Roysgotnoboys
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Vardy or KDB for the armband this week?

    Had it on Salah this week and was punished!

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy cuz had his rest as KDB may be rested now maybe

  24. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Worth a -4 ?

    Kane + Zaha >>> DCL + Mane

    Currently have TAA and Salah.

    Thanks guys.

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not this week, could easily backfire with the fixtures and threat of rotation

  25. Kryptonite666
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any thoughts on this team ?

    Pope

    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu (Kelly) (Kiko)

    Mane KDB Maddison Alli (Orial Romeu)

    Vardy Abraham Rashford

  26. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Seriously what's the latest on the guy that used free hit and put in 4 Liverpool players!

    Any official fpl response?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      FPL bug. Fixed now.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Was it just BS

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wow - great if he picked the right ones

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Patched.

  27. Citizen Kane
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Rash, Adama, Reid
    B) DCL, Martial, Sidibe

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    3. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    4. Kloppage Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      b

  28. Ribus
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Tammy -> Jim or save transfer?

    Jim at least is a sure starter this gw..

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Do it

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’d do it

    4. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not for me, keep Tammy

  29. mr_jones
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Digne, Sidibe or Chilwell?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Digne

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I like Sidibe, but those Leicester fixtures are tricky to ignore

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Digne

  30. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Already done Grealish > Adama and one FT left (3.5 ITB).
    Currently have Salah and TAA - what's the best move for Pool triple up?

    A) Kelly > VvD now
    B) Ings + Madds > Greenwood + Mané in the next week or two

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      SHU / tot / MUN in the next three. I don't think you have to triple now.