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FPL team news: Alisson return gives managers helping hand

The Scout 18 Oct 2019
Alisson, Liverpool

The Scout says goalkeeper might be fit for Gameweek 9 and is set to boost the points potential of Liverpool's defenders

The potential return of Alisson (£5.8m) can improve Liverpool’s clean-sheet potential in Fantasy Premier League.

The Reds goalkeeper last featured in Gameweek 1 against Norwich City before he was forced off with a calf injury.

But he has returned to training and will be assessed for their trip to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Watch Alisson back in training

Liverpool's back-up 'keeper, Adrian (£4.6m), has two clean sheets in his eight Gameweek appearances.

The Spaniard has saved 70.6 per cent of the shots he has faced. That places him joint-ninth among goalkeepers with two or more appearances.

And it fares poorly when compared with Alisson’s numbers from 2018/19.

The Brazilian saved 79.2 per cent of the shots he faced, more than any other regular goalkeeper in FPL.

As a result, Liverpool claimed a league-leading 21 clean sheets and conceded 22 goals, fewer than any other side.

Double-up on Reds defenders?

Alisson's absence has made a major impact on the plans of FPL managers.

He is the most-sold player in the game, with over 1.47m transfers out.

Meanwhile, Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) are among the top four defenders for sales.

But a fit-again Alisson could force a reassessment of Liverpool's backline, raising the prospect of doubling up on their defence as a favoured tactic.

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Part 2: FPL team news: Keep Salah despite doubts
Part 3: FPL team news: De Bruyne fit to punish hasty sellers

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