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FPL Wildcard targets: Virgil van Dijk

The Scout 7 Jan 2018
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool

Liverpool's mean defence and Dutchman's goal threat make him a tempting option, says The Scout

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Virgil van Dijk (LIV) £5.4m

Liverpool’s record signing is expected to become a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s back four over the remainder of the season.

The Reds have already kept nine clean sheets, while only Manchester City (46) and Chelsea (58) have allowed fewer shots on target than Klopp’s defence (63).

A goal threat at set-plays, as he showed in the FA Cup on Friday, Van Dijk is poised for a testing Premier League debut for Liverpool against Man City on 14 January in Gameweek 23.

But that is followed by a run of favourable fixtures.

Five of Liverpool's six opponents thereafter score just two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings from Gameweek 24 onwards.

Liverpool fixtures from GW24
24 SWA (A) 2
25 HUD (A) 2
26 TOT (H) 4
27 SOU (A) 2
28 WHU (H) 2
29 NEW (H) 2
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Part 1: FPL Wildcard: Do managers wait or play? 
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Jordan Pickford 
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: David De Gea 
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Nick Pope
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Adrian 
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Marcos Alonso 
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Phil Jones
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: John Stones 
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Jesse Lingard
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Riyad Mahrez
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Eden Hazard
Part 14: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Alexandre Lacazette
Part 16: FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata
Part 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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