Opinion

The Knee Jerk – Gameweek 1 – Saturday

A classic knee jerk in the making, Mohamed Salah owners were already fidgeting by half-time at Vicarage Road.

Fresh from four goals in pre-season, he had endured an inauspicious start to life back in the Premier League. A toe-poked skyward effort when through on goal, packaged up with several over miscues and errant first touches totalled a miserable first 45 minutes for Salah.

In contrast, Sadio Mane had sparkled and smartly converted Emre Can’s flick to peg back a plucky first half Watford showing.

Shifted to the left flank by Salah’s arrival, it looked as though Mane had adjusted to already demonstrate that he was back as the go-to guy among the opulence in Liverpool’s attack.

But things were to turn dramatically.

Just through sheer pace and endeavour, Salah first won a penalty via Heurelho Gomes’ clumsy telescopic arms and then sprinted to convert Roberto Firmino’s chipped effort from two yards out.

He ended on 11 points and was quickly installed as the top transfer target from those in action on the day.

He tallied five shots, all in the penalty area and eight touches in the box – more than any other midfielder in Gameweek 1 so far. Just as we expected, the statistics are Salah’s friend and will likely reinforce his case throughout the season.

Mane, who picked up a booking, was left trailing and, on today’s evidence, will clearly have his work cut out to justify his billing as the most expensive option in Jurgen Klopp’s armoury.

Owned by 23.5% to Salah’s 23.3%, that narrow gap is closing as Philippe Coutinho owners bail out, turning to the Egyptian as their replacement.

It is, of course, early days and it’s back at Anfield where Mane has previously been so potent.

Nine of his 13 goals arrived on Merseyside last season and he will have Crystal Palace in his sights for Gameweek 2.

Firmino also deserves our recognition. With Klopp relegating James Milner to his bench, the Brazilian was again on penalty duties and expertly converted following Salah’s tumble.

With the assist to follow, Firmino waltzed his way to the maximum bonus points, already benefiting from his new classification as a forward.

If Milner is to remain out of favour – presumably now discounted as a left-back – then Firmino will surely prosper.

Liverpool won eight penalties last season, with all but one converted by Milner. Firmino scored 11 goals regardless.

We have no reason to expect that Liverpool’s penalty count will regress. Indeed, with Salah adding his pace to Mane’s bursts, there’s every chance it will be maintained or even increased.

The conclusion is that Firmino’s stock is on the rise and that suddenly, Mane is in danger of slipping further down our Liverpool attack pecking order.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

4,257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Whats the Huth
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hegazi.
      He wasn't mentioned much on here. Took me my surprise this lad.
      Is he the bandwagon on here? The brunt of last season.

      1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        injuries and stuff. would not say he cemented a place even, let alone proven to be a significant attacking threat.
        played well thou in that one game.

        1. Clump
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I think he'll nail down a spot.
            Baggies fans forums were confident of this pre season.
            Just wish I'd not have taken him out of my draft on Friday 🙁

            1. tractorjess
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Same here, switched him & £1m for PVA last second 🙁

            2. Ghost Gooner
                1 month, 9 days ago

                What game were you watching? He had better chances than Dawson, he deserves to be watchlisted

                1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  he was good in one game. one game. pulis love affair with mcaully goes back for years - it will take more than one good game to cement a place.

                2. Ghost Gooner
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    "let alone proven to be a significant attacking threat."

                    You werent saying anything new/profound in your original comment but you are misleading OP with the above. He had great offensive involvement. Even outmuscled Dawson to a header

              • DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Wasn't mentioned that much, but enough for me to look into him and decide he's worth getting

              • Skull And Gnomes
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Watchlist.

                • bojack
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  He was outstanding from where I was sitting in the Birmingham Road End.

              • Tshelby
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Just saw the game of Palace against Huddersfield. Zaha looked dangerous so I think he will get goals. Also think Palace could have got something out of that game because of all the chances they had but defencive wise they looked rubbish imo

                  1. AWESOME-O
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      What were your thoughts on Benteke?

                      1. Tshelby
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          He got two good chances needed to score one imo

                          1. AWESOME-O
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Hopefully he can tuck one away vs Liverpool

                              1. Tshelby
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Think he will certainly because he didn't make it happen at Liverpool

                          2. Emp
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              encouraging news for a zaha owner not so much for a scott dann owner * mixed feelings

                              1. Emp
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  im still fairly convinved dann gonna score from a corner agaibst pool next week tho 😛

                                  1. Tshelby
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      He almost did this game on corner

                                  2. Clump
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Dann plays Pool next & is a threat from corners.
                                      We (Pool) might as well give a penalty away as a corner.
                                      I've got Dann & will play him.

                                      1. Emp
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          yep im quite excited 🙂

                                        • Berbinho's Føre…
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          You seen Klopp's comments on Coutinho? Sounds like Klopp definitely wants rid of him.

                                          1. Clump
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              Yeah mate.
                                              Think he's off for the right cash 🙁

                                            • @ocprodigy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              Tbh, if he disrupts your current front 3, I don't think you need him. Worth getting the £££ for him anyway.

                                    • FantasTic
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        how bad is Francis' injury? any chance he might miss the next game??

                                        1. Guy Demel
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          He will lose his place to smith

                                          1. Fifa las vegas
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              I sort of knew that would happen yet I picked him, foolish so it was.

                                        2. Fifa las vegas
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            The only thing that can pull Lukaku out of being a troll is pogba firing it at him at every instant. A 5% conversion rate should be enough for two hattricks.

                                          • RLukaku
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              Quite annoying knowing that I've captained Lukaku but so has everyone else so it won't make much of a difference on the overall leaderboard if he does well

                                              1. Daddy Pig
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                HurriKane here. 😉

                                                1. RLukaku
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    Have him playing today as well!

                                                2. Ghost Gooner
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    Why be annoyed even before the game is played? Strange thinking that

                                                    1. RLukaku
                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                        Not my point is it, I mean I can't get excited with Lukaku scoring and that cause he won't make much difference as everyone has him

                                                        1. Irbox
                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                            Less than 30%. Don't be daft

                                                          • Whats the Huth
                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                              But if you didn't have him and he scored. You would be chasing from the start

                                                        2. Fifa las vegas
                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                            Nobody in my ML has him so luka(c)u will make a huge difference for me, funnily enough.

                                                          • Js31
                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                              This is fantasy football

                                                            • potatoBoyde
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                              Fuzzy logic.
                                                              50% don't even own him.
                                                              Chances are theres a greater percentage of them above you already, seeing as the majority of their high end strikers already played fri/sat

                                                            • JustPark
                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                Jesus here if it helps you feel better

                                                            • Fischy
                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                Current OR : 47,002
                                                                Next Week

                                                                Foster

                                                                Danilo Yoshida Arnold

                                                                Willian - JWProwse - KDBruyne - Salah

                                                                Benteke - Lukaku (C) - Lacazette

                                                                Benk : Hennessey - Manquillo - Van Parra - Hegazi

                                                                Rate me !

                                                                1. Daddy Pig
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                  1/10. 1 for a good team. Lost 7 for the OR comment. ;/)

                                                                2. Galza
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                  I miss an RMT.. 🙂
                                                                  7/10. Needs more Gabbi...... 😉

                                                                3. Hot Fuzz
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                  how did you get a 47.002 OR when you only got 52 or so points?? more likey 560.000.....

                                                                  1. Clump
                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                      Detective Cat 😉

                                                                    • Fischy
                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                        I think Hegazi is the answer there

                                                                        1. Clump
                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                            Ah yes, he's moved him to the Benk 🙂

                                                                        2. Galza
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                          Must of missed a zero of after the 47... 🙂

                                                                          1. Galza
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                            Or playing a fantasy football game in his local paper...

                                                                        3. Smurf
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                          Just thought this myself. The OR is a clear lie based on that team.

                                                                      • Distinctly Average
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                        7/10 for the team. Danilo and tekkers seem the monitor points for me. Also no lane may well come round to bite you.

                                                                        An extra -1 for the OR brag:
                                                                        6/10

                                                                        Haha

                                                                        1. Fischy
                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                            Let me hear yours 😉

                                                                        2. Smurf
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                          I like your grav.

                                                                      • AWESOME-O
                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                          What are people's thoughts on Benteke? I saw he had a good header saved yesterday but did he do much else? A little concerned about him as I could get Firmino but it would eat into my Harry Kane fund

                                                                          1. Emp
                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                              i think you need to give him the first five games and then reasses he is great in the air and gets a lot of arial supply from the wingbacks bombing forward

                                                                              1. AWESOME-O
                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                  True, surely Palace have to improve too maybe it was just an odd opening day result

                                                                            • GreenPL
                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                118th in the Scout League 😯 Fame at last!

                                                                                1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                  Who finished 118th last season? Oh thats right, no one remembers. 😉

                                                                                  1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                    Well done though.

                                                                                    1. GreenPL
                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                        Ha thanks.

                                                                                2. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                  Thoughts on these 2 fails from yesterday?

                                                                                  Zaha
                                                                                  Gabbiadini

                                                                                  Worth holding onto them for 1-2 weeks?

                                                                                  1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                    Replace them with xhaka and Firminho

                                                                                    1. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                      No have Salah don't want to double up. And I'd like to stay away from Xhaka.

                                                                                  2. Distinctly Average
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                    It's been one week. Sit tight for now.

                                                                                    Zaha looked threatening, Southampton created a LOT of chances...could easily have been a different story altogether

                                                                                  3. potatoBoyde
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                    Zaha was decent yesterday. Leave him be.

                                                                                3. Jacky boy
                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                    Taa to hegazi now ?

                                                                                    1. Tshelby
                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                        No

                                                                                    2. RamaJama
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                      Get Vokes or Mounie?

                                                                                      1. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                        Both look good for a goal next gameweek.

                                                                                      2. BORJA
                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                          You can't be serious. Moun of the two if you have to jerk

                                                                                      3. Distinctly Average
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                        Am I missing something with these Zaha>Ramsay posts?

                                                                                        Rambo played 23 minutes on Friday? Surely not nailed?

                                                                                        1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                          Rambo will start next game.

                                                                                          1. Distinctly Average
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                            What are you basing this on?

                                                                                        2. Adam West
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                          Ramsey was carrying an injury . I think that is why he did not play not because he is nailed on . I think it's a rash move considering Zaha had chances against Huddersfield and Liverpool's defence were poor against Watford

                                                                                          1. Distinctly Average
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                            Thanks for the insight. Have always been weary of rambos glass frame, think I'll keep him in the monitor category for now!

                                                                                      4. G-Whizz
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                        I've just been offered 10/1 for a Hammer win at Old Trafford today. Now most of you will probably say that's still way too short, BUT it wasn't that long ago we beat Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City all away that season...

                                                                                        Don't think we'll win, but I don't expect it to be the walkover that peeps seem to think. Maybe it's just the Lukaku effect but I'm not sure Man U will have it all their own way...

                                                                                        Shame I can't do that 10/1 each way 😆

                                                                                        1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                          Dont see it happening but worth a tenner on it.

                                                                                          1. G-Whizz
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                            Can't go a tenner :O

                                                                                            You're a braver man than I sir lol

                                                                                        2. Overratedd
                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                            Get on Lille today win and over 2.5

                                                                                            4/1 is toooooo much value

                                                                                          • Clump
                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                              10/1 In a two horse race. Value.
                                                                                              Take it.

                                                                                              1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  Exactly.

                                                                                                • G-Whizz
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  When you put it like that...

                                                                                              2. bojack
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                I think it'll be tighter than people think.

                                                                                                1. G-Whizz
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  Thanks Bo, needed a reality check, wasn't sure if I were looking through claret and blue tinted specs 🙂

                                                                                              3. nonprophet
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                Depends who play a, if hammers click, so much new stuff in that whole equation, you could of had 15 or so for Burnley to win yesterday so you never know.. Chuck a cool g on em

                                                                                                1. G-Whizz
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  A cool g? :O
                                                                                                  How much £££ do you think I have 😆

                                                                                                  Gonna chuck something in that direction, if the past 48 hours of our new season is anything to go by, it may well come off!

                                                                                                  Chikka to score against old club woud put the cat amongst the pidgeons 😀

                                                                                              4. Team Cruel
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                You didn't beat United away that season.

                                                                                                1. G-Whizz
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  You got me thinking... You might be right, may have been at The Emirates, Ethiad, Anfield and Stamford Bridge?

                                                                                                  Either way I can't see it being a mauling which some people have it down as.

                                                                                              5. Skull And Gnomes
                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                  That's way too short.

                                                                                                  1. G-Whizz
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                    In a 2 horse race it isn't...

                                                                                                1. Tshelby
                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                    How can PSG afford all these players?

                                                                                                    1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                        Oil wells

                                                                                                        1. Tshelby
                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                            Yeah I know but how much will they give for Sanchez also 100m+?

                                                                                                            1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                For sure after Neymar deal!

                                                                                                          • CptCrunch OF FASHANU ZEALAN…
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                            Owned by the state of Qatar. A state in desperate need of good PR.

                                                                                                        2. G-Whizz
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                          Good riddance!

                                                                                                      • Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                        A bit mad that people are getting rid of KDB and Zaha after one week. 😯

                                                                                                        1. Daddy Pig
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                          Zaha i get sort if. kDB is suicide.

                                                                                                        2. Clump
                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                            It's a plus IMO. They'll be looking for that free transfer the following week.

                                                                                                          • Irbox
                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                              The casuals strike again

                                                                                                              1. Irbox
                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                  Price changes will be mental

                                                                                                              2. bojack
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                😀

                                                                                                                Patience and research are the key to this game imo. Using two weeks worth of stats and two frees ahead of GW3 is going to be invaluable.

                                                                                                              3. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                  Patience is a virtue.

                                                                                                                • Distinctly Average
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                  Wasn't too concerned with either (owner of both) ones performance tbh.

                                                                                                                  I'm more concerned with palace in general looking completely out of their depth against a promoted side.

                                                                                                                  Barring injuries though I'll happily sit tight and roll the transfer to next week. Lack of standout 7m or less midfield options imo though

                                                                                                                • Scholes Balls
                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                    Why if anything that makes them more of a differential?

                                                                                                                • Daddy Pig
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                  Thought for the day.

                                                                                                                  It's a marathon, not a sprint.

                                                                                                                  1. Irbox
                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                      Exactly

                                                                                                                    • Clump
                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                        Thought of the day 2:

                                                                                                                        Don't whistle whilst eating custard.

                                                                                                                      • Lanzini Is The New Payet
                                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                          The Sprint hasnt even finished yet lol

                                                                                                                        • nonprophet
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                          Said that last night when people were talking about rage transferring salah out at halftime last night. 3250 people or so swapped firmino out at half time apparently

                                                                                                                        • Skull And Gnomes
                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                            Don't yawn in front of somebody that is whistling while eating custard.

                                                                                                                        • barracuda
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                          I got terribly drunk yesterday as I was so angry with the FPL outcome. Such a headache today argh

                                                                                                                          1. Irbox
                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                              Have an upvote. I got so drunk I passed out after the first game

                                                                                                                            • nonprophet
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                              Score? Who left to play?

                                                                                                                              1. barracuda
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                44 and only C Kane, But the aim is top 1k so I don't think I started well.

                                                                                                                                1. barracuda
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Ha ha ha cheers

                                                                                                                            • bojack
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                              Hopefully Kane and Lukaku will ease your pain?

                                                                                                                              1. barracuda
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                No Kaku mate 🙂 Invested in Jesus

                                                                                                                                1. bojack
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Well Kane can score out of nowt and I fully expect him to hit one today.

                                                                                                                            • sminkypinky
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                              Same. Didn't watch the games though. So hungover.

                                                                                                                          2. Disturbed
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                            Dann and Tekkers. Keep or dump?

                                                                                                                            1. AWESOME-O
                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                I've got Tekkers myself but we might have to be patient with him, he was unlucky not to score yesterday with a cracking header and he's for a good record scoring against Liverpool who have a shambolic defense.

                                                                                                                                Firmino is tempting me though

                                                                                                                            2. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                              Klopp's comment yesterday suggest he wants to get rid of Coutinho. I just don't see a way back for a player Klopp loses trust in. We've seen that with Sakho, and with players at BVB.

                                                                                                                              1. bojack
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                Were you there yesterday fella?

                                                                                                                                Mané looked out of it in the second half to me - the initial glory of his opener faded fast for me.

                                                                                                                                1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  When you run as fast as he does, you are entitled to look a little knackered at times. 😉

                                                                                                                                  1. bojack
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Phillips was knackered n all yesterday. Looked like he was out on the pop on Friday night. Hope that situation improves 🙂

                                                                                                                                2. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Ya. Mane should have got subbed towards the end IMO. He's still coming back off an injury. He'll get a lot of points though.

                                                                                                                                  1. bojack
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Goal was sublime.

                                                                                                                              2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                Sad. 😥

                                                                                                                              3. Captain Vantastic™
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Whom will he go fot with Coutinho money

                                                                                                                                  1. Distinctly Average
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Sanchez

                                                                                                                                    1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Our manager, nor owners would sanction that. And I understand why. Not that I agree with it. Fergie would have made sure Sanchez signed for United, that's the kind of ruthlessness that wins you titles. But I guess nobody wants to shell out 400k a week for him, that's insane.

                                                                                                                                  2. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Time is running out and every club will know Pool have to pay over the odds. Looks like the Coutinho stuff is 50/50 split between the manager and owners - but not in the way you expect. Klopp wants rid.

                                                                                                                                • Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Klopp must be fuming. He convinced Keita and VVD to join but they aren't signed by GW1. VVD still looks v likely but the club are very incompetent. His best player back stabs him a day before the season starts to force a move to Barcelona, after giving his manager reassurances he will not force a move or disrespect the manager/club.

                                                                                                                                  1. Clump
                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Poor summer Berbs. We look weaker than last year at present.
                                                                                                                                      If the Club aren't careful Klopp will become disalusioned.

                                                                                                                                      1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                        Our GW1 team was arguably weaker than our GW38 team last season..

                                                                                                                                        1. Clump
                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Hard to see who you could replace his creativity with, especially this late on.

                                                                                                                                      2. Scholes Balls
                                                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                          I still dont think Liv will sell Coutinho even with his transfer request. Do you?

                                                                                                                                          1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                            I didn't think so but Klopp has lost trust in him. I have doubts whether that relationship could be mended. Seen stranger things happen mind you.

                                                                                                                                            1. Better Call Paul
                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                I think he's gone now

                                                                                                                                              • Scholes Balls
                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Losing him would set you back quite a lot and there are not any easy to get replacements out there. Dont think leipzig would sell Keita now

                                                                                                                                                • Clump
                                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    Jason Macateer was the driving range (Chester) a couple of weeks ago.
                                                                                                                                                    When asked about Couts, he replied "It doesn't look good"

                                                                                                                                          2. Demel
                                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Obviously I will watch him play first.

                                                                                                                                              But how about...

                                                                                                                                              Robson & Mane to Chicarito & Salah?

                                                                                                                                              1. Demel
                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Rondon*

                                                                                                                                                • nonprophet
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Too sideways. Chill

                                                                                                                                                • G-Whizz
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Relax lol

                                                                                                                                              2. Tshelby
                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Bournemouth really did look zero convincing in attack yesterday

                                                                                                                                                  1. Irbox
                                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Jonty predicted a 3-0 away win

                                                                                                                                                    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      pulis effect, he shut them down

                                                                                                                                                      i'd expect better at home but it's one to watch

                                                                                                                                                    • Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Repeat after me: "Bournemouth are a HOME side ... " 😀

                                                                                                                                                      1. Tshelby
                                                                                                                                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          Fraser on the bench in any away game then

                                                                                                                                                          1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            Probs. As soon as we have all made a little money. 🙂

                                                                                                                                                        • Skull And Gnomes
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            Bournemouth are a home side

                                                                                                                                                            1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              😀

                                                                                                                                                            2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              (H-a=X)
                                                                                                                                                              H vs a

                                                                                                                                                              132 Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                              210 Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                                              174 Brighton
                                                                                                                                                              214 Burnley
                                                                                                                                                              244 Chelsea
                                                                                                                                                              -8 Crystal Palace
                                                                                                                                                              317 Everton
                                                                                                                                                              103 Huddersfield Town
                                                                                                                                                              227 Leicester
                                                                                                                                                              174 Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                              -4 Manchester City
                                                                                                                                                              30 Manchester United
                                                                                                                                                              41 Newcastle United
                                                                                                                                                              -6 Southampton
                                                                                                                                                              122 Stoke
                                                                                                                                                              88 Swansea
                                                                                                                                                              173 Tottenham Hotspur
                                                                                                                                                              148 Watford
                                                                                                                                                              153 West Bromich Albion
                                                                                                                                                              -54 West Ham United

                                                                                                                                                          • G-Whizz
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            This

                                                                                                                                                      2. Bojaninho
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Fabregas replacement please?

                                                                                                                                                        1. Tshelby
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            I'm thinking of Ramsey

                                                                                                                                                          • Cato Fong 你好
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            Wijnaldum/Ramsey

                                                                                                                                                          • Distinctly Average
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            Zaha

                                                                                                                                                          • Skull And Gnomes
                                                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              Show your team and I will advise.

                                                                                                                                                            • the snazzy viking - team mo…
                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                Wijnaldum.

                                                                                                                                                            • Cato Fong 你好
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              PVA, TAA, & Suttner. Pick 2 please.

                                                                                                                                                              1. Bojaninho
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                TAA and Suttner i guess , till Palace sort them selves out

                                                                                                                                                                1. Cato Fong 你好
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  I heard PVA was taking corners from both sides yesterday, tricky. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                            • mdm
                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                Please choose one to play for next week:

                                                                                                                                                                A. JWP (WHM)
                                                                                                                                                                B. Zaha (liv)

                                                                                                                                                                Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                1. Cato Fong 你好
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  B

                                                                                                                                                              • red forever
                                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Currently have Fraser and gross (rotating for mid spot) drop one for Xhaka? If so which one? Or stick?

                                                                                                                                                                  1. GreenPL
                                                                                                                                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      I've got Fraser and will give him a few more GW's unless he gets benched.

                                                                                                                                                                    • RLukaku
                                                                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Don't get Xhaka unless you like cards

                                                                                                                                                                      • Cato Fong 你好
                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Poor old Groß was starved of possession yesterday. I don't think any conclusions can be drawn from that game. Stick for the moment I'd say. See what Brady does against West Brom.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Tmel
                                                                                                                                                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Elliot
                                                                                                                                                                        Kola Stephens Yoshida Mee
                                                                                                                                                                        Atsu KDB Salah(c)
                                                                                                                                                                        Kane Jesus(vc) Lukaku
                                                                                                                                                                        (Speroni Carroll RLC Long)

                                                                                                                                                                        Gtg and save my FT?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. RLukaku
                                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah save

                                                                                                                                                                          • Distinctly Average
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Yep, roll for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                            Would assess who out of KDB and Jesus looks more pivotal in that city attack, as having 20m+ tied up in them will start to hurt if the likes of yesterday repeats itself again

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Tmel
                                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Good point. Annoyingly I did Mane > KDB just before the deadline despite my KDB reservations where he could be the assister of the assister so to speak. Having said that him and Jesus combined perfectly for the disallowed goal, will monitor him for now

                                                                                                                                                                          • MH
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Foster
                                                                                                                                                                            Daniels, Kolasinac, PVA, Yoshida
                                                                                                                                                                            Zaha, Eriksen, KDB
                                                                                                                                                                            Lukaku, Jesus, Firminho

                                                                                                                                                                            Elliot, Carroll, RLC, Hunemeier

                                                                                                                                                                            Any need too use my free transfer yet? Was thinking getting PVA out but might just leave and see how Palace get on against liverpool then downgrade and bring in a better 4th mid

                                                                                                                                                                            1. KUNingas
                                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Save

                                                                                                                                                                              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                kdb to silva

                                                                                                                                                                              • Ghost Gooner
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dont think double city is the way to go

                                                                                                                                                                              • Pukka - Geoff
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                What's the best site to watch highlights from games?

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Skull And Gnomes
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    BBC1

                                                                                                                                                                                2. KUNingas
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Worth doing Bats -> Mounie in draft league? Think Morata will surely start next game

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 82johnboy
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyone dropping alonso? No cahill and some tough games