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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. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Tricky armband decision this week for me. Thinking KdB and Mané has a chance to be rested. Vardy top of the poll, but I think Kane has a better fixture. Another 16 pointer won't hurt...

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      They have a long break ahead, dont think they will be rested

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Fa cup on the weekend

  2. shearer9
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Start Kelly or Rico?

    1. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Kelly

      1. shearer9
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Why?

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Palace are better defensively

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

      Kelly

  3. dshv
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Pope
    Soy kelly rico baldock lund
    Mane kdb martial alli dendo
    Kane ings vardy

    Opinions ????

  4. shearer9
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Alli and Abraham -> Traore and Kane? Got exact funds

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      No

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

      Tes

    3. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Depends on rest of team, but Kane seems a good pick at the minute

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

    Who to bench?

    A) Cantwell (CRY H)
    B) Traore (WAT A)

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

    3. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

  6. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Is Mahrez likely to keep his place against Everton?

    1. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Who knows with Pep. Too expensive to not start 95% of matches

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

        36 - slight exaggeration.

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          ?

  7. FPL-Albion
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Have already done one transfer Richarlison to traore
    1FT 5.8m in bank

    A) aurier or Kelly to Robertson
    B) Willian or alli to salah
    C) Greenwood to Jimenez

    Currently only have TAA from pool

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

      B

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A looks good

  8. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    People with Henderson (like me) what are your plans?

    I was really ready to sell him (esp with Lund in my team) and was close to get Ramsdale. Both got 2pts so I started to think whatever is it worth it?
    Im defo not making any moves this week so I look at next 9 games (after this GW) of Hendo and possible replacements at this price:

    Hendo: 7 nice games + 2 hard ones
    Foster: 5 nice games + 4 hard ones
    Ryan: 6 nice games + 2 tricky ones (Wolv,Eve away) + 1 hard one
    Fabian: 4 nice games + 1 tricky + 5 hard ones (including DGW)
    Ramsdale: 7 nice ones + 2 hard ones (but Bou look awful atm)
    McCarthy: 6 nice games + 1 tricky + 2 hard (but a bit similar situation like Bou)
    Rest of GKs has even harder fix or are more expensive.

    So is it really that bad to just keep Henderson? I think it may be even better to hold him than selling long term.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Time to drop him is gone. Wont drop him now.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        yep. thats the conclusion

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I always like fabianski. Seems to rack up a tonne of saves and maybe Moyes coming in is good timing.

      Whether it's worth using an ft on depends on rest of your team.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        If that DGW had better fix or even their fix after DGW were better but that callendar puts me off.
        I know he can have save points but with THAT callendar it is hard to justify buying him imo.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Agree it would be putting a lot of faith in Moyes.

    3. The Dribbler
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      just keep I would say. I got gazz in a few weeks ago to specifically rotate with hendo on gw 21, 23 & 24, blindly hoping that their defence would have stiffened up by now...nothing left to do except wipe the egg off my face and start considering my options...blades are a tight unit and no other options jump at me tbh so I'll likely stick with hendo and cross my fingers. good luck!

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Hope they can be again that team from beginning of season.
        GL to U too.

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

      Keep, i'm thinking of swapping Pope for him next week. Only slight issue is the MNU fixture in 31, but that's probably long enough away not to worry for now if you own him already

  9. tobsorensen
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Should I start Kelly (nor) or Kiko (WOL)?

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Kelly

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

    Hi Guys, which option is best here? 1FT 0.7itb

    Pope (Button)
    Tomori, Soyuncu, TAA (Rico, Lundstram)
    Mane, Salah, Grealish, KDB (Cantwell)
    Vardy, Ings, Maupay

    A) Grealish > Traore
    B) Salah > Martial
    C) Save FT

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

      A

  11. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Thinking of getting rid of Tammy and Aurier for TAA, and a player up to 6.1. Any ideas?

    Hendo, Button
    Lund, Rico, Soy, Kelly, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Richarlison, Cantwell
    Vardy, Jimmy, Tammy

    2FT, 0.9ITB

    Cheers

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Maupay I guess.

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      DCL

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

      Dcl

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

    Richarlison > Alli for free?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Nope, Rich got a great run of fixtures coming up.

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

        Cheers

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Would prefer DCL to Richarlison though

  13. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Are you lot ready?

    It's benching time!

    a) Tomori
    b) Rico
    c) Kelly
    d) Soy

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Bench Rico

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      B

    3. cigan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      a

    4. In a Rush
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A or B probably B

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

      B

  14. cigan
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    still no idea what to do with 2 ft

    A) Guaita to Fabianski (aka. trying to get ahead of the curve but possibly failing)
    B) Cathcart to Kiko (aka. sidestepping for 0.1 cash)
    C) Cantwell to Traore (aka. security in case of rests but possibly leaving a big haul on my bench)
    D) Rico to Holgate (benched this week anyway but Rico's fixtures so nice too)
    E) burn the transfer

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Cathcart
    Salah KDB Alli Maddison
    Vardy Rash Ings

    4 Cantwell Rico Lundstram

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Cantwell to Dendonk

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        thanks, good shout actually

    2. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      B saves some money I'd go with that. I'd play Rico over him though.

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        it's a tough one for me

        Bou: easier fixture but they're looking terrible + away against the new manager bounce west ham
        Wat: tough fixture but much better form + seem to be up for the fight by building a siege mentality under Pearson, especially at home

  15. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    a) Traore + Rashford + roll transfer
    b) Martial + Jimenez

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I prefer b, but not sure it's worth using 2ft on.

      Depends on rest of team.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Agree B the better combo but a FT more useful.

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

        Pope Button
        TAA Rico Chilwell Kelly Lord
        Mane Grealish Salah KDB Luiz
        Vardy Rashford Connolly

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          A I think. Keep the ft.

        2. cigan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          a

  16. Snapes on a Plane
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Pick one to start?
    A) Traore
    B) Ings

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      B. I'm considering captaining.

      1. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        B, and I AM capping him!

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          I'll probably bottle it, but I'm a pessimistic (realistic?) Spurs fan, and it kind of feels right.

          1. The Dribbler
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            hehe I don't care who wins, as long as ings and aurier deliver.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              I could do without aurier delivering to the wrong address again.

              1. The Dribbler
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 2 days ago

                agreed. surely the odds of that happening again are the same as xmas cards arriving on time. should be fine (gulp)

    3. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Same decision for me.

      Ings at the moment.

      1. FPL-Albion
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Ings but no way I’d captain him

  17. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    think holgate will keep his spot ? he s a bargain at 4.4 with amazing upcoming fixtures

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I'm monitoring. Was planning to get him on WC but went kiko instead for now as I wasnt sure.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I think so, got him in on my WC.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      thanks all

    4. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Hopefully have better idea after this match

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

    Any suggestions on how to use the ft and 2.4m itb here?

    pope
    taa soy dunk
    salah kdb richarlison grealish
    vardy rashford ings

    button rico dendo lund

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Save

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Pope has some horrible fixtures if you are really stuck.

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

      Pope -> Fabianski or Guiata

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

        Keeping pope for this weeks fixture then dumping. Cheers

  19. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Good to go. Save FT?
    Play Kiko or Sidibe or Lundstram if fit?

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Soyuncu, Kiko
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Grealish
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings
    Sidibe, Lundstram, Stephens

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

      As it is - gtg

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Thank you

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

      As is.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks

  20. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Help please guys, I have 2 FT and £0.8 ITB

    Ryan (Button)
    Soyuncu VVD Rico (Kelly Lundstram)
    Mane KDB Alli Grealish (Dendoncker)
    Vardy Kane Ings

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Tough. Can you afford VVD to TAA or Robbo.

      1. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        No

  21. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Holgate or Dunk for GW 24?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Brighton away to Bournemouth and Everton home to newcastle

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Holgate

  22. In a Rush
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Is everything in order here?
    Captain may change and transfers used, cheers.

    Pope
    Taa soyuncu Kelly
    Kdb(V)Richarlison Maddison mane
    Jimenez Rashford Vardy(C)

    McGovern Cantwell willems lundstram

    Would it be crazy to play Cantwell instead of Richarlison?
    Any thoughts appreciated

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Not crazy, but I wouldnt. Team looks good.

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers brown cow, I guess city aren’t exactly water tight.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          That would be my thinking.

          1. In a Rush
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers, any opinion on captain and vice?

  23. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Thinking of doubling up on Pool defence for GW24.
    Who would you lose to make way:
    Kelly
    Rico
    Soy.
    Lundstram.

    Got 0.3 + value tied up in these players. Not sure if it's worth it!

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

      Kelly. I think I saw Ward in some training photos (away from the main team though).

  24. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    My team of the decade
    Petr Cech
    Trent, VanDijk, Kompany, Robertson
    SantiCazorla, Kanté, DavidSilva
    Hazard, RVP, Vardy

    Fabianski, Terry, Gerrard, Yaya

    Anything worth changing?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      It’s your team so no.

  25. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Who is on you're watchlist right now?

    Ayew- I think he is a very good player even if he didn't get much returns until now. What a goal he scored last week tho. 5.0 and is 100% nailed seems to be a good third or even second forward if i decide to go 4-5-1

    Sibede- Plays as a right winger under Ancelotti and looked really sharp.
    Not convinced about the Everton defense tho.

    Greenwood- Nice way to save cash and go 4-5-1.

    Trossard- Back in the team after injuries and is a point-player. Brightons fixtures are quite good all the way until GW29. Only owned buy 0.4% so real differential.

    Lacazette- Can also be a real differential when only 1.6% is owners. Must be only ghost teams i guess 🙂 Started as a striker last two games under Arteta and is a really good player.

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

      Sidibe, Holgate, Antonio, Lanzini, Sarr

    2. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Laca looks well off the pace.

    3. cigan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Sidibe, Holgate, Sarr, DCL, Maupay, Fabianski

  26. alexh87
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Sarr (WOL)
    B) Mount (bha)
    C) Ings (sou)

    Thanks

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

      Mount

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

  27. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Repost

    My team of the Decade
    Petr Cech
    Trent, VanDijk, Kompany, Robertson
    SantiCazorla, Kanté, DavidSilva
    Hazard, RVP, Vardy

    Fabianski, Terry, Gerrard, Yaya

    Who should I bring in?

    1. cigan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Aguero

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Not enough itb for Agüero + Dilva, Yaya are enough cover

  28. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Point predictions of the following this week:

    •Rashford
    •Ings
    •Deeney
    •Jimmy

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

      8
      2
      1
      6

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

        Think Ings might be rested, coach said he can’t play 2 matches in 3 days

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

      2
      17
      2
      -2

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

      5
      8
      6
      9

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

    Rico to Gomez and play over Kelly or just roll the FT?

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Why is Vardy the clear favourite in the cap poll? He has an tricky away game. Surely KDB and Pool mid better options?

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

      He's guaranteed to start.

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

        On pens, never blanks