England may be preparing for their World Cup quarter-final against Colombia on Saturday but Premier League clubs are preparing for the start of the new season.
As the Three Lions take to the field in Samara, it will be exactly five weeks until the Premier League campaign kicks off.
Clubs have returned to pre-season training and many clubs will take part in a pre-season friendly this weekend.
Oe of those clubs in action is Liverpool.
They face Chester at 3pm – the same time as England take on Colombia.
That clash is unlikely to deter diehard Liverpool fans who want to catch a glimpse of Naby Keita and Fabinho for the very first time.
One player that won’t be involved is Mohamed Salah.
His Egyptian side may have crashed out of the World Cup at the group stages but he’s enjoying some well-deserved rest before returning to action.
Whether or not the forward can replicate his 44 goal haul from last season remains to be seen.
While he was crucial to Jurgen Klopp’s side last campaign, he was also crucial to million of Premier League Fantasy Football teams.
Simply put, Salah was a must have if you wanted to do well in Fantasy Football.
Last season, the former Roma player started at just £9 million – easily affordable for many managers.
But after the official prices of players were released on Thursday, it showed Salah would be priced at a crazy £13 million – the most expensive player in the game.
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— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) July 5, 2018
Not only that, but he’ll remain as a midfielder, rather than a forward.
Salah 13M wtf 😩
— ᗯᗩᑎ (@_waanwar) July 5, 2018
Salah £13m. Wow https://t.co/DubllY6Nqx
— Naya (@CaptNaya) July 5, 2018
Mo salah is too expensive 😱
— ابن عز (@youssefezz30) July 5, 2018
The FPL price lists have just been released and Mo Salah is £13m. The game's gone.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) July 5, 2018
But it’s fair to say many fans aren’t happy with the extortionate price and are now wondering whether or not they can afford him or not.