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Fantasy EPL Sleepers 22/23: Liverpool

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Our Fantasy EPL 22/23 Draft Kit promises to be the most comprehensive set of pre-season Draft Premier League articles ever produced! A key component of our Draft Kit will be the Team Preview articles which analyze key assets to sit alongside our all-important Draft Rankings. This article highlights Fantrax Fantasy EPL Sleepers from Liverpool, as we highlight three potential hidden gems for the new season! Click here for details on how you can access our 22/23 Draft Kit.

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Liverpool Sleepers

As noted above, these are potential Fantrax Sleepers from Liverpool. These Fantasy EPL players are likely to be drafted in the later rounds. Read below for three under the radar players who could provide excellent value in your pre-season draft.


Roberto Firmino

Position: Forward

21/22 Points: 147.5 (48th best forward)

21/22 Points Per Start: 10.6 (10 starts)

22/23 Projected Points Per Start: 10.4 (11 starts)

Recommended Draft Pick: 108 or later (12 Team League: Round 10 or later)

Overview: Bobby played more of a bit part role last season with just 10 starts after suffering a few injuries, but he still has the potential to be a fantasy asset, as we saw with the huge 47.5 point performance against Watford last season. Klopp showed us some glimpses of a potential tactical switch to 4-2-3-1 at the end of the last campaign, which saw Bobby slot in the hole behind the striker, a position absolutely tailor-made for his skill set. This was a system Klopp used in his time at Dortmund with a more recognised no.9 in Lewandowski. Now with the transfer of Darwin Nunez, this system starts to make a lot of sense for Liverpool, especially against low block teams. Could we see a Bobby renaissance!? Well, keep an eye on pre-season games and if we see a bit more of the 4-2-3-1 formation, Bobby could be worth a punt from Round 10 in the draft even if you project him to start just 50% of games.


Ibrahima Konate

Position: Defender

21/22 Points: 79.75 (106th best defender)

21/22 Points Per Start: 7.3 (11 starts)

22/23 Projected Points Per Start: 7.6 (19 starts)

Recommended Draft Pick: 120 or later (12 Team League: Round 11 or later)

Overview: Konate was eased in slowly after arriving from RB Leipzig last summer. However, he was trusted more as the season went on, eventually playing every single knockout match in the Champions League. While he only managed 11 starts in the Premier League, he should improve on this total as he battles with Matip to partner Van Dijk at centre back. If he wins that battle you've got yourself an absolute steal in the draft. If you pick up Matip earlier in the draft, it's certainly a viable strategy to aim for the handcuff to ensure you lock down a position that provided serious fantasy points last season. If he ends up being second fiddle to Matip like last season then you shouldn't lose sleep over dropping him if you've picked him up in Round 11 or later.


Alisson

Position: Goalkeeper

21/22 Points: 324.75 (2nd best goalkeeper)

21/22 Points Per Start: 9.0 (36 starts)

22/23 Projected Points Per Start: 8.9 (36 starts)

Recommended Draft Pick: 132 or later (12 Team League: Round 12 or later)

Overview: While I can't recommend drafting a keeper early given it's almost entirely impossible to predict how keepers will perform before the draft, Alisson is the safest bet among them given Liverpool's defensive ability. He ended up 34th overall in FPts last season on the back of 20 clean sheets, rewarding mangers who kept him as a set & forget keeper. Alisson won't make as many saves as some of the keepers in the league, but he also won't concede as many. On average, he earned 2.9 points each game from saves minus goals against, which wasn't all that far behind the busier keepers like Jose Sa (4.4). So, if you're inclined to go a couple of rounds earlier on a keeper, you could do a lot worse than take Alisson from Round 12/13 onward.


Honorable Mention(s):

Konstantinos Tsimikas - Keep your eyes peeled for any injury news in the lead up to and during the draft. If Tsimikas looks set to start at left back, you've suddenly got yourself a 2nd round value player until Robertson returns. Base where you select him (if at all) on how long he could be in the starting lineup.



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