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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. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Roll

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Reply fail to last post

  2. Beavis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Play 1:

    A: Cantwell (CPL)
    B: Grealish (bur)

    1. cigan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      b

    2. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Give B a go. Palace quite tight any way and surely Villa will bounce back.

    3. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      B

      1. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks all

  3. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    What to do? Keep Richarlison? Keep Kelly?

    1FT/1.8 ITB

    Guaita, Button
    TAA, Kiko, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Kelly
    Mane, KdB, Alli, Richarlison, Hayden
    Ings, Jimenez, Vardy

    1. cigan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      save & use next week

  4. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts here?
    Pope
    Rico Kelly Lundestram Aurier soy
    KDB Salah grealish zaha saka
    Vardy Jimi Rash

    1 Ft and 4.0 itb

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A defender to TAA

    2. cigan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      aurier or kelly to trent

  5. Old Gregg
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Morning,

    Which move please. The original plan before last GW was Tammy > Jimenez.
    Stick with that?

    a) Tammy > Jimenez
    b) Alli > Martial
    c) Grealish > Traore
    d) Ali > Traore ( would fund Triple liverpool - Roberston)
    e) Save

    1. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Still like A but E seems the most sensible.

      1. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        thanks. You probably right. Itchy mouse finger though

    2. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        thanks

  6. RamaJama
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Cantwell (CRY H)
    B) Traore (WAT A)
    C) Dcl (MCI A)

    1. cigan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      a

    2. yosim
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C

      • Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Like cantwell but probably A.

        All in decent form

        1. RamaJama
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers!

    3. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Need some help on captain please guys

      Pope
      Soy Maguire Aurier
      KDB mane Traore Alli
      Kane Vardy rashford

      Thanks

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Look at the poll

    4. Ronnies
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Play 1:

      A) Kelly - away to Norwich

      B) Lundstram - away to Pool

      C) Rico - away to West Ham

      Thanks guys,

      1. cigan
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        a

      2. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        A

    5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I have started playing fpl for only 3 seasons,but let me try this since 2020 around our corner let me post some questions related to this decade(2010-2020).Everybody can share their own experience..

      Most favourite fpl player?
      Most hated fpl player?
      Bargain of the decade?
      Most favourite player from promoted teams?
      Most loved coach(fpl perspective in terms of benching and start etc)?
      Most hated coach?
      Best season among ten years and why?

      As I said any important question missing you can add that question and reply.Thanks in advance..And advance New Year wishes guys..

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Salah
        Wilson
        kane

      2. Brooksy86
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Kun
        Lukaku
        Vardy (title year)
        Lundstram
        Klopp
        Pep
        Any in which I won money...

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Fav player: KDB
        Hated player: Kane
        Bargain: Kane
        Fav promoted: Doherty
        Fav Coach: Rodgers
        Hated Coach: huges
        Best season: bales last

      4. Kip
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Fav player: Suarez
        Hated player: Eriksen
        Bargain: Mahrez
        Fav promoted: Doherty
        Fav Coach: Pulis
        Hated Coach: Pep
        Best season: Cabaye’s last season at Newcastle

    6. dansmusen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Big headache. I have Dunk/Robertson/VVD/Targett/Lund at the back and not sure three of these will start. Is it worth getting Doherty for a -4 (would be a sure starter and if only two plays could be a problem getting other peolple from the bench).

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Just play Robbo VVD and Dunk imo

        1. dansmusen
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Yes but if Pool rotate i have a problem. Lundstarm and Targett flagged.

    7. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish>Traoré

      or hold for this gw?

      1. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Will one of these play this GW?

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I would expect Traoré to play, Wolves closing the gap on top 4

          1. Old Gregg
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I meant in your team or are they for the bench

            1. liverpool01
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              for my team

      2. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I did it because I had 2FT and nothing else to do

        1. Kip
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Same for me. The goalie transfer was just too dull

    8. kime67
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bench dont have to be strong this gw right?

      1. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        famous last words. I'll feel more comfortable from next gw. 2 subs should help you sleep.

      2. Kip
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yes it does imo.

        Lots of players will have tired legs/ little niggles after last 2 weeks. I fully expect some of my players to get benched

    9. JenkoJunko
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Morning! Thoughts on the below??
      Button Ryan
      TAA Soy Lund Kiko Kelly
      Salah KDB Martial Grealish Dendonc
      Vardy Ings Kane
      1FT

      A. Roll FT
      B. Grealish to Traore
      C. Grealish and Kane to Traore and Aguero - 4
      Happy New Year!

      1. FPLinho
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I’d roll - no pressing need to ditch Kane before Southampton or Grealish before Burnley, particularly given that they’re both playing well.

        1. JenkoJunko
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks! Needed to hear that. Good luck!

      2. D.Glynn
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Exact same team except I've Rico or Kiko. Save ft.

    10. FPLinho
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Captain? Struggling this week

      A) Kane (sou)
      B) Mane (SHU)
      C) KDB (EVE)
      D) Vardy (new)

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        A

      2. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        All good picks. Go with your gut

    11. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Mino Raiola: "Today, I wouldn't bring anyone there [#mufc], they would ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini. Paul [Pogba] needs a team and a club like the first season at Juventus." [la repubblica]

      I hate that he’s right.

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        excuses for Pogba

        1. Rashford FC
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Di Maria. Depay, Falcao, Blind, even Smalling at Roma - just a small list of players who have left us and shown better form.

          1. Brooksy86
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Smalling should be ringin alarm bell... Unbelievable this year.

          2. Bookkeeper
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            weaker leagues?

          3. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Some of those need a bit more context though, Falcao was equally abysmal at Chelsea for example.

          4. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Depay was young. Salah at Chelsea for instance was equally shite. Di Maria was robbed - unsettled family! Context should be added. Pogba is a spoilt chump

      2. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        If he wants to take a step down and go be a big fish in a little pond then let him

      3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Riola a poison..no wonder why sir Alex and wenger never let him too close to the club,especially wenger..

    12. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B

      2. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        C

    13. liboo
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Play one
      A.. Ayew
      B. Grealish

      ??

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B

    14. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ryan,
      TAA, Soy, Aurier,
      Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish
      Vardy, Rashford, Jimi

      Button, Rico, Lund, Dendo

      Who is the better 4 for the next few game weeks with Alli, Grealish, Aurier, Jimi

      A) Just Grealish & Aurier > Robbo & Traore
      B)Alli, Grealish, Aurier, Jimi > Salah, Sidibe, Traore, Maupay/DCL
      C)Alli, Grealish, Aurier, Jimi > Salah, Holgate, Mount, DCL/ Maupay
      D) Alli, Grealish, Aurier, Jimi > Robbo, Sterling, Traore, Greenwood
      E) Alli, Grealish, Aurie > Kabasele, Salah, Mooy

      1. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        or F) Alli, Grealish, Aurier, Jimi > Robbo, Maddison, Martial/Richi, DCL/Maupay

    15. corderz
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Transfer suggestions? 1FT + 3.0m

      Guaita Martin
      Aurier Otamendi Rico Kelly Lundstram
      Salah KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Rashford Ings

    16. GW21 Breakout Players
      Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Another gameweek is fast approaching..

      Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

      Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

      Have you seen something in someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        jota

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          if he can stay on his feet in the box 😉

        2. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Will he play?

          1. drughi
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            jota jimenez traore the magic trio upfront hopefully

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Pukki brace

      3. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Barnes and Barnes

      4. Team Cruel
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Wood or Barnes

      5. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Haller or Snodgrass.

        Think Mooy is a solid pick too.

      6. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Dwight McNeil plays Villa.

      7. Kip
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Madisson to punish the sellers

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Hear hear

      8. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Maddison

      9. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Willian

      10. THFC4LIFE
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Vardy back with a bang and 3 different baby celebrations

      11. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Doherty

      12. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Aguero. Think its time for Manchester City to have a big win. Aguero to score a hattrick and mess up everyones plans.

      13. Trilogist
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Sarr - if hes not in the scout picks this week, the games bent 😀

      14. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Fabianski

      15. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Deulofeu

      16. Ginkapo FPL
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling

      17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Robertson & Van Dijk this week

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Salah to punish the non believers

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Assisting a VVD goal, and being assisted by a Robbo cross

      18. dannyhesse
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Lanzini and Haller as Moyes' boys run riot.

      19. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Hoping for Keita actually. Or Lindelöf to get attacking returns. Price bumps would assist in building towards a 4x premium midfield. If we count Martial as premium given he plays as a forward.

    17. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A. Grealish to Traore
      B. Grealish to Martial (already have Rash)
      C. Abraham to Jiménez
      D. Save FT

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        A or D

      2. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        considering A,C and D myself.

        favouring C

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Honestly all are good moves.

      4. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        B

    18. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish to Traore or save FT?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I've done it, but with one of two FT. If I only had one I think I'd have held tight

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'm thinking of making the move.
        Could save FT also but the form of the two players and teams in question is going in opposite directions.

    19. tim
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Tielemans to Maddy
      Puli to Traore

      OR

      roll FT?

      Gazza
      Kelly Taa Taa
      Salah Pulisic Tielemans Kdb
      VardyC Tammy Maupay

      CHEERS!

      1. tim
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Sorry, Soy at the back.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Do you have 2fts?

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Lose Pulisic ASAP

      4. dansmusen
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        My biggest regret this year is not getting Pulisic and Tielemans out faster. So get them out as fast as youn can. Any hits would do.

        1. tim
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers! Only 1FT so -4 it is!

          1. tim
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Or Pulisic now Tielemans next week

            1. dansmusen
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Pulisic has to go. Tielemans playing to deep for the funds he costs so if you happy with 2/3 points keep.

              1. tim
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Will do! Cheers for the input! Happy New Year!

    20. megatron14
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Can't see any obvious transfers. Hold? (Didn't make a transfer last week either)

      Pope
      Aurier - TAA - Soy
      Salah - KDB - Maddison - Martial - Traore
      Vardy - Tammy

      .0.2 ITB Lundstrum Ayew Rico on the bench

    21. West Hammered
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Is double Wolves attack (Jim and Traore) too much? Not sure if I trust Traore to give consistent returns

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        He's 5.5m for a reason

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        For the next 3 I think it's fine

      3. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I plan to have them both by next gw. traore will be my 4th mid. i'll be putting my faith in him and see what happens. if it fails, will sell salah for son and upgrade traore with the extra coin.

      4. Kip
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        No imo. I would be surprised if they arent in the top6 by the end of the season

    22. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      no KDB or Liverpool attackers in my team. Should I spend 4 points on one or can I hold out until next week?

      1. West Hammered
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Who do you have in attack atm?

        1. Mufc202020
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Traore maddison & Grealish
          Rashford Kane & vardy

          1. BellyKlopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Your defence must be more expensive than Man City's!

          2. West Hammered
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Grealish to any of them if you can afford it

      2. BellyKlopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        id make sure u have at least one liv attacker for the DGW

    23. Bruno FC
        7 months, 12 days ago

        what to do with this lot?

        1FT

        0.1 ITB

        Guaita

        Targett Soyuncu Rico Hanley Lundstram

        Mane Salah KDB Ali Richarlison

        Vardy Greenwood Ings

        Thanks all

        1. yosim
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I would like TAA but you will have to downgrade mf

        2. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          G2G?
          1FT 1.5ITB
          Guaita
          TAA Soy Digne
          Mane KDB Alli Martial Traore
          Vardy(c) Abraham

          Button - Rico Greenwood Lundstram

          Start Digne?

        3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Zaha+Mousset-->Traore+Deulofeu?

          1. yosim
              7 months, 12 days ago

              yes

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Sarr or Traore?

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Sarr

            2. Beavis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Sarr if you don't need the change.