Liverpool has the chance to move within one game of claiming the Premier League title if the team can beat Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of the selections to consider for your DraftKings Showdown roster from the EPL.
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Sadio Mane ($16,800)
Mane has an impressive record against Crystal Palace as he has scored in each of his previous five games against Palace. Mane has been one of the most important players in this incredibly successful campaign for Liverpool. His contributions to this team go well above and beyond the 14 goals and 7 assists he has delivered so far in the Premier League.
Others to consider: Mohamed Salah ($17,400)
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Mohamed Salah ($11,600)
Salah wasn’t used at all against Everton in the Merseyside derby. There were fitness concerns, which may have been eradicated with his return to training. Salah should get some time on the pitch against Crystal Palace when Liverpool returns to Anfield. He has scored 16 goals this season, along with six assists.
Like several other players, Firmino also struggled in his first game back upon the resumption of the Premier League. Liverpool will be looking to keep its sensational unbeaten run at Anfield alive and the team will rely heavily on Firmino to help with that objective. He has been sharp whenever an opportunity has come his way, with the head or the foot.
Trent Alexander-Arnold ($10,200)
Alexander-Arnold kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday in a scoreless draw against Everton. Apart from his defensive prowess, Alexander-Arnold has also provided Liverpool with two goals and 12 assists. He is entrusted with almost all set-pieces, including free kicks outside the box. Another big offensive contribution isn’t far away.
Others to consider: Jordan Ayew ($7,600).
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Luka Milivojevic ($6,000)
Milivojevic scored a terrific goal against Bournemouth on Saturday. That wasn’t a flash in the pan — he has been in stellar form from dead-ball situations. For a price of just $6,000, he has managed close to 10 DKFP (9.9 so far). He is also a decent hedging target if Crystal Palace somehow upsets Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson ($6,800)
Jordan Henderson is more than a right-place, right-time offensive player for Liverpool. He has brilliant football acumen, following a template to move into the box and find himself as the recipient of accurate deliveries. This has helped him score three goals and he has also managed five assists this season as well.
Others to consider: Alisson ($7,400).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.