Owners of Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) in Fantasy Premier League yet to make a move for Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) should do so now.
The Manchester City winger misses Sunday's home contest against West Ham United with a hamstring issue.
And head coach Pep Guardiola concedes Sterling "could be out for weeks" placing big doubts over his availability for the Gameweek 27 trip to Leicester City.
Managers considering a direct swap for team-mates Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) or Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) should note their EFL Cup final against Aston Villa leaves Man City without a Gameweek 28 fixture.
That further raises the appeal of swapping Sterling for Salah, who has a hugely favourable schedule coming up.
Liverpool face Norwich City, West Ham and Watford in Gameweeks 26-28. Salah is set to be among the major armband favourites in FPL for all three matches.
Sterling owners who already own the Reds' attacker should consider Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (£10.0m).
The South Korean has scored in four successive matches in all competitions for Jose Mourinho's side.
Spurs also have a fixture in Gameweek 28, at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Managers seeking a low-priced replacement for Sterling could also be tempted by Brighton & Hove Albion's Leandro Trossard (£5.8m).
The winger hosts Watford and Crystal Palace in the next three Gameweeks.
Trossard has averaged an impressive 5.1 points per home match for the Seagulls this season.
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