The Scout assesses player prices in 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.
Managers will have to pay £13.0m to have Mohamed Salah in their opening squads this season.
Liverpool’s Egyptian has risen £0.5m from last term, equalling his highest-ever starting cost set in 2018/19.
Last season’s top-scoring player in Fantasy, Salah has produced 230+ points in each of his five campaigns on Merseyside.
His potential for huge armband returns, combined with a favourable opening schedule, is likely to make Salah a big favourite from the start of the season.
Liverpool face just one of last term’s top six in their first seven outings, visiting Manchester United in Gameweek 3.
That kind run of opponents indicates a triple-up on Jurgen Klopp’s regulars can immediately reward managers, with a host of Reds players favourably priced.
Luis Diaz could prove outstanding value at just £8.0m, with the Colombian expected to secure the left-wing role following the departure of Sadio Mane.
Diogo Jota, meanwhile, has a new position in Fantasy this season. The Portuguese changes from a midfielder to a forward as he earned the vast majority of his minutes as a central striker in the previous campaign.
Nonetheless, the arrival of Darwin Nunez means Jota will be a rotation risk.
The Uruguayan forward is identically priced to Jota at £9.0m. He produced 26 goals and four assists in 28 league appearances for Benfica last term.
At the back, Liverpool’s three top-scoring defenders from last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), have remained the same prices.
Alexander-Arnold placed third in the overall player standings on 208 points in 2021/22 and his 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.
Goalkeeper Alisson (£5.5m) could be a strong source of value between the posts for those considering a double-up on Liverpool's defence.
The Brazilian finished just seven points behind Van Dijk last season, yet costs £1.0m less than the centre-back in 2022/23.
Part 1: Saka rises after career-best campaign
Part 2: Haaland cheaper than De Bruyne
Part 3: Brentford offer early value
Part 5: Big drops for Ronaldo and Fernandes
Part 6: Wolves wing-backs can be budget favourites
Part 7: Havertz now a forward, Bowen climbs in cost
Part 8: Guimaraes can be a budget gem
Part 9: Son costs more than Kane, Perisic a defender
Part 10: Vardy drops in cost, Maddison rises