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GW1 Ones to watch: Trent Alexander-Arnold

By The Scout 5 Aug 2019
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool

The Scout on why Liverpool right-back can have major all-round impact at home to Norwich City

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.0m

The Liverpool full-back was a standout success at both ends of the pitch in 2018/19.

Alexander-Arnold produced one goal and 13 assists, along with 16 clean sheets for the Merseysiders.

That helped him to 6.4 points per match (ppm), the third-highest average among regular starters in FPL.

At home, in particular, Alexander-Arnold's attacking contribution was vital.

Raiding down the right flank, his nine assists at Anfield were joint-top for Jurgen Klopp's men.

And his underlying statistics highlight his importance.

Alexander-Arnold had 20 shots on goal at home last season.

Only the Reds’ front three of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Sadio Mane (£11.5m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) surpassed that tally.

Defensive gains

A visit from Norwich City on Friday evening also boosts Liverpool's prospects of a clean sheet.

The Reds recorded 12 shutouts at home last term, more than any other side.

Furthermore, their total of 10 goals conceded at home was the most resilient record in the Premier League.

There is significant interest in Liverpool’s back four ahead of the new FPL season.

Along with Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), Alexander-Arnold is among the four most popular defenders in the game.

He is owned by 26.4 per cent of managers, compared with the 46.1 and 35.1 of Van Dijk and Robertson respectively.

But it is Alexander-Arnold who offers the greatest potential for points in their Anfield opener.

Register your team before Friday's Gameweek 1 deadline at 19:00 BST

Also in this series

Part 2: GW1 Ones to watch: Ayoze Perez
Part 3: GW1 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson
Part 4: GW1 Ones to watch: Dwight McNeil
Part 5: GW1 Ones to watch: Harry Kane

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