It was a tough one to take for Jürgen Klopp’s men last time out. But with some promising upcoming fixtures, we could see them take just that little bit of pressure off themselves for now, as Manchester City and Arsenal look to take the mantlefor their own. And I think it’s fair to say that a certain Uruguayan now has a huge role to play in maintaining his side’s title charge...
Although Darwin Núñez (£7.4m) hasn’t quite been firing on all cylinders as of late, the centre-forward cannot be beaten for expected goals, showing us just how good the internationalhas the potential to be. On top of this, we’ve seen 5 direct goal contributions in his last 4 starts, an impressive figure which might even be bettered after ties to Burnley, along with a double fixture featuring Brentford and Luton.
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It would be rude not to include Ross Barkley (£4.9m), as the former England international looks to revitalise his career after an electric run of form with Luton.
The midfielder’s been a catalyst in the league’s favourite underdog’s recent success, averaging 5.4 points in his last 9 (over a return per game). The price itself also helps to tempt asneaky purchase. Although it may be wise to wait for The Hatter’s reasonably tough fixtures to blow over, as they face Manchester United and Liverpool after this week, which is then to be followed by an empty gameweek.
Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey (£3.9m) flourished at left wing-back, as he assisted and caused havoc for a cruising 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Ghana international is an absolute steal at under 4 million, given that he can find the minutes to vindicate his purchase. The defender is expected to start at the weekend however, and may turn many heads, dependant on how he deals with a tricky fixture to Tottenham on the road.