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FPL Show: Time to focus on Liverpool defence

2 Mar 2019
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FPL experts Sam and Lee Bonfield say managers might be better off depending on the Reds' backline

Fantasy Premier League managers have invested heavily in Liverpool's attacking players until now but perhaps their focus should switch to Jurgen Klopp's defence.

So say FPL experts Sam and Lee Bonfield after Liverpool's 5-0 defeat of Watford brought 51 points in total from Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.3m) and Andy Robertson (£6.8m).

Lee says having the maximum three Liverpool players is advisable but perhaps not solely in defence.

"The triple-up is on," Lee Bonfield says. "The decision you have to make is whether you want to double in defence or attack.

"To treble in defence is brave, but doable. But then you miss out on [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah or [Roberto] Firmino."

'Alexander-Arnold back for good'

As for Alexander-Arnold, Sam Bonfield says Fantasy managers should not be wary of his recent blank Gameweeks after he missed four of the five fixtures before the win over Watford.

"He only really lost his place through injury now he's back fit and firing," she says. "They way they looked defensively, so strong together, I can't see him dropping out."

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