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FPL clubs to target: Invest early in Liverpool trio

The Scout 21 Jun 2022
Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Salah

The Scout explains why bringing in Reds players will prove vital for opening squads

The Scout assesses the sides with the most favourable opening schedules in 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Liverpool

In supplying eight of the 15 top scorers overall, Liverpool dominated the player standings in Fantasy last season.

Their early schedule gives Jurgen Klopp’s side the chance to establish themselves as key picks once again.

Liverpool's opening GWs
GW Fixture
1 FUL (A)
2 CRY (H)
3 MUN (A)
4 BOU (H)
5 NEW (H)
6 EVE (A)
7 WOL (H)

Indeed, Liverpool face just one of last term’s top six in their first seven outings, visiting Manchester United in Gameweek 3.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The right-back was the top-scoring defender in 2021/22 on 208 points, placing third overall.

CC

Alexander-Arnold’s many routes to returns will ensure he is the premium defender of choice for millions of managers.

He combined two goals and 12 assists with 18 clean sheets and 32 bonus points.

The statistics highlight Alexander-Arnold’s influence on the Reds’ attack. 

He recorded 84 key passes and 18 big chances created last term, both totals among the top two players in Fantasy.

Andrew Robertson

Liverpool’s best performer in the second half of 2021/22, the Scotland international bettered Alexander-Arnold by 117 points to 85 from Gameweek 20 onwards.

Robertson showreel v Everton

Robertson’s three goals, 11 assists, 17 clean sheets and 23 bonus points in just 28 appearances show why many managers chose to double-up on Liverpool defence last term.

Having averaged 6.3 points per start to the 6.6 points of Alexander-Arnold, Robertson can be a strong differential from the start of the campaign.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool's early schedule ensures their star attacker will be a hugely popular pick in opening Fantasy squads.

Their visit to Fulham on the opening day of the season, followed by home matches against Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the subsequent six Gameweeks, gives Salah the chance to bring in huge hauls as a captain. 

Last season’s top-scoring player in Fantasy, Salah produced 230+ points in each of his five seasons on Merseyside.

Salah's 2021/22 Budweiser Goal of the Season

He also boasted the greatest goal threat of any player in 2021/22, his 139 shots, 113 shots in the box, 37 big chances and 55 shots on target all league-leading totals.

Also in this series

Part 1: Profit from Man City's kind start
Part 3: Arsenal can make fast start
Part 4: Double up on Chelsea duo
Part 5: Wolves trio can reward owners

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