Written by David Schaffer - Soccer Analyst on May 8, 2021

Trent Alexander-Arnold (DK: $7,000): This slate will feature what are likely to be two close games, followed by a lopsided matchup between Liverpool and 16th place Southampton. Defending champions Liverpool enter this game at Anfield in an embarrassing 7th place, but remain in range of European competition next season. Thus we expect Klopp’s men to come out with intent of finding the back of the net as early as possible. Liverpool should dominate possession Saturday afternoon; Southampton have averaged around just 30% possession in their last two games, while Liverpool often come away with near 70%, and this should hold true again tomorrow playing at Anfield. This possession is key to Alexander-Arnold’s fantasy output. In games where Liverpool dominate possession, the wing back can sit on the right side of the box and put in crosses, and his shot volume follows suit. On the other hand, in their recent game against Wolves, possession was nearly split between the two teams, and Alexander-Arnold’s fantasy output was at its lowest of  any game he’s started since January. Alexander-Arnold should be a safe bet for peripheral stats in cash contests on Saturday and is still an excellent play in tournaments, as he is likely to take shots or find assists off of crosses or set pieces. In a slate where other matchups are going to be too close to call, take the Liverpool wing back to start your builds. 

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