Liverpool’s line up has forced my hand with this one. Alexander-Arnold is benched this afternoon and Liverpool have two more difficult fixtures after this one and no FA Cup games. As a result I’m taking a punt. The obvious choice is AWB, however I’m taking a different approach for a change and opting for Luke Shaw.
Shaw isn’t overly well owned, and I noticed that he played in the FA Cup, whereas AWB didn’t. With AWB being the more obvious choice, I’m also hoping that I might gain a small advantage by going for Shaw – should he outperform AWB for the remainder of the season.
There’s a big risk that Liverpool could keep a clean sheet this afternoon and TAA will probably come on and could easily pick up 5 points. However, with three transfers in hand, it makes sense to me to use this one now, despite the risks involved.