The Premier League have officially revealed the prices for their Fantasy Premier League game ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Players can now select their squads and XI’s for the first round of fixtures, beginning on Friday 13 August.
Of course, as one of the league’s best teams, many fans will be hoping to fit a few Liverpool players into their side.
Here is RTK’s analysis on each Red, along with their in-game price.
- Alisson: £6m
- Adrian: £4.5m
- Caoimhin Kellher: £4.5m
We have a fairly straightforward analysis to start off.
Alisson will play every game in the league if he stays fit. Signing Adrian or Kelleher is a bit of a waste of time, unless Kelleher goes on loan and becomes first-choice for another PL side.
The Brazilian keeper is a good option to sign. With a settled defence in front of him, he should keep a fair few clean sheets.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold: £7.5m
- Andy Robertson: £7m
- Virgil van Dijk: £6.5m
- Ibrahima Konate: £5.5m
- Joel Matip: £5.0m
- Joe Gomez: £5.0m
- Nat Phillips: £4.5m
- Rhys Williams: £4.5m
- Ben Davies: £4.0m
- Neco Williams: £4.0m
- Kostas Tsimikas: £4.0m
Every FPL player should have one of Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andy Robertson in their side.
As well as racking up clean sheets, the duo are assist machines. They will likely be the league’s highest-assisting defenders in 2021/22, while Alexander-Arnold is also a goal threat from free-kicks.
The rest of the defence is quite interesting.
Can Virgil van Dijk come back the player he was pre-Jordan Pickford’s horror tackle in October and play 38 games? Will he still be the attacking set-piece threat of old?
If he has another season like 2019/20, then £6.5m is a bargain.
Then, there is the big debate about who should partner him. Interestingly, new boy Ibrahima Konate is more expensive than both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.
We really won’t know which of the trio is the best buy until a few games into the season. Hopefully, they can all stay fit and whichever of them finds the best form will partner van Dijk for the majority of the games.
Konate and Matip are goal threats from attacking corners, while Gomez doesn’t even bother going up for them anymore.
Nat Phillips and Neco Williams could prove to be bargains if they leave Liverpool to get regular first-team action elsewhere.
- Mohamed Salah: £12.5m
- Sadio Mane: £12m
- Diogo Jota: £7.5m
- Xherdan Shaqiri: £6m
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: £6m
- Thiago: £5.5m
- Fabinho: £5.5m
- Takumi Minamino: £5.5m
- Jordan Henderson: £5m
- James Milner: £5m
- Naby Keita: £5m
- Curtis Jones: £5m
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota are all in the game as midfielders, rather than forwards, once again.
Salah will undoubtedly be one of the most-picked players in Fantasy Premier League 2021/22, despite joining Harry Kane as the game’s joint-most expensive player. He is a relentless goal-scoring machine, as he has shown since he signed for the Reds.
Considering his form last season, Mane may not be the most sensible buy. However, he did show signs of a return to the player of old in the last few games.
We think that Diogo Jota is one of the best bargains in the whole game. If he continues on the upward curve that we expect him to, he could bag 20+ goal contributions with ease next season.
While there will be rotation among Liverpool’s front three, the Portuguese is an absolute steal at £7.5m.
Some of our other midfielders are world-class players, but are not much use in FPL. Henderson, Thiago and Fabinho are not the type of footballers to get many goals and assists.
If Naby Keita, and that is a huge if, can get a run of games together and finally cement himself as a starter, he will be a steal at £5m.
Oxlade-Chamberlain will not get the minutes required to make his £6m price tag worth it, while Shaqiri and Minamino are likely to leave the club.
- Roberto Firmino: £9m
- Divock Origi: £5m
Hopefully, there will be at least one more player added to the Liverpool forwards section before the transfer window closes.
A Donyell Malen or an Alexander Isak could be worth a punt if they are signed.
Considering that his average position is deeper than both Salah and Mane’s, it is slightly strange that Firmino is classed as a forward when they are not.
As vital to Liverpool’s system as the Brazilian is, £9m can be spent better elsewhere.
He simply does not score enough goals or get enough assists, while he will also possibly be pushed out of the team by Diogo Jota.
Origi is probably going to be sold before the season starts, so we would avoid adding him to our Fantasy Premier League team.