One thing’s for sure, Suarez is gone. Rogers has replaced him with half of the Southampton lineup though, which is a nightmare for FPL managers. Why? Rotation, rotation, rotation!
I should preface this by saying that Liverpool can’t defend, so you shouldn’t be looking here anyway. At right back, Glen Johnson, is just about the most nailed on of all the players. Lovren is probably a good chance at a shout, but managers tend to ease new singings in to the season, and there’s an element of risk in picking him. Skrtel is probably the most likely to partner him, while Sakho and Agger are also able replacements. The uncertainty of picking one of them because of rotation applies to all, so you should rule all of them out. At LB, LFC don’t really have a recognised left back that’s accomplished, as Flanagan is right sided, Sakho is a centre-back and Enrique, well, sucks.
Gerrard should start the year, but I expect his influence to be minor as the season draws on. Lucas Leiva is his backup (lol), and young Leverkusen signing Emre Can will also rotate through this position throughout the season. I’d ignore all to start with. Coutinho played more centrally last season as Rogers seemed to prefer him as a deeper playmaker. Joe Allen will probably start on the bench with Henderson a more accomplished CM. On the wings, Markovic and Sterling will probably start the year. With Coutinho central and Lallana injured, Markovic will probably get starts, and having no World Cup in the summer- he’ll be completely rested. At £7.5…. I’m tempted!
Well, there’ Sturridge, and then there’s… Lambert. After flopping on Remy, and signing Origi (who won’t join them until 2015), and transferring Borini to Sunderland, there’s really only two blokes to choose from. Sturridge is the obvious candidate for the #1 role, and will start there unopposed. Lambert will be saved for sub appearances and for rotation with CL fixtures.
CONSIDER: Markovic, Sturridge.
WAIT & SEE: Coutinho, Lovren
Big call on the Gerrard avoid- but with his international retirement and his own admission he’d play a lesser role I’m staying so far away. Especially with Silva, Mata and Ramsey similarly priced.