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Liverpool options dominate Gameweek 36 captaincy in spite of Salah’s USA trip

Liverpool players are going to be the most popular in the Gameweek 36 captain poll.

After witnessing Manchester City reclaim the Premier League top spot outright on Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s men will almost certainly be at their best when Huddersfield come to Anfield on Friday night.

However, selecting the right Liverpool player may take some work ahead of the Gameweek 36 deadline.

Sadio Mané (£10.0m) has already taken an early lead in our latest captain poll, which you can vote in below or on the sidebar of our website.

The Senegalese international has 10 goals in his last 10 Premier League home matches, making him the most reliable in terms of form in front of his own fans.

However, Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) may give Mané a run for his money given his impressive performance in his last Anfield match, against Chelsea in Gameweek 34.

The Egyptian’s spectacular strike in that game marked the first time since Gameweek 23 that he had scored in back-to-back Premier League games.

Salah also picked up an assist for James Milner‘s (£5.6m) penalty against Cardiff and has won more spot kicks in the league for Liverpool than any of his colleagues this season.

There may be some reticence from his owners to captain him though, after he spent some time in New York this week.

Salah was recently named one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine and was in the USA to attend the prestigious Time 100 Gala.

He has reportedly returned to the UK now but his travels (to a different time zone) could affect how much faith Fantasy managers are willing to place in him for Gameweek 36.

There are a number of options worth considering in Liverpool’s defence too.

Andrew Robertson (£6.8m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.6m) could all benefit from the fact that Huddersfield remain the division’s lowest scorers and Liverpool have more clean sheets than any other side.

While Barcelona await Liverpool next week, the fact that they are playing Huddersfield on Friday night should ease concern over rotation.

Outside of the Reds, it is hard to truly find much inspiration for a differential captain, such is the quality of Liverpool’s fixture.

Manchester City are the only team whose form is comparable as they travel to Burnley but backing Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) or Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) may still be seen as a risk.

The two players combine for just five attacking returns in their last four away matches, each player blanking twice in that run.

That said, Burnley look safe from the drop this season and have little to play for, so there’s every reason that Manchester City could record a heavy win, especially with no Champions League to consider any more.

Spurs, on the other hand, do have to concern themselves with European competition still, which could affect how they line-up against West Ham on Saturday lunch-time.

Son Heung-min (£8.8m) is banned from the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Ajax so he should feature, and is probably the most likely to succeed out of his colleagues.

West Ham have one of the worst defences in the league over the last six Gameweeks, so there should be plenty of chances for Spurs.

Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) has been a key player for them in that time but he could be finally handed a rest ahead of midweek after starting every league game since Gameweek 18.

Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) remains in the picture as a differential captain too after he extended his scoring run to eight goals in as many league matches in Double Gameweek 35.

This weekend he faces an Arsenal side that continues to struggle away from home, most recently outperformed by Wolves in a 3-1 defeat at Molineux.

625 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cescpistols111
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Bench order G2G?

    Ryan
    TAA Coleman Valery
    Hazard Mane (c) Son Deulofeu
    Jimenez Lacazette Aguero (v)

    Foster Fraser Lascelles Bennett

    1. n14mul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gtg

  2. SuperHam
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    1. Lacazette & Van Dijk

    OR

    2. Aguero & Jonny (-4)

    1. n14mul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would want aguero

    3. Reacher
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      2

    4. MASTER ROSHI
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1

  3. Reacher
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Need to bring Sterling in for KDB (already have Mane)

    To fund this ill be downgrading Eriksen to either A or B?

    A, Moura

    Or

    B, Redmond (frees funds to upgade def the following week)

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Try Milivojevic , babel too

    2. n14mul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Moura

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A - Milli is a good shout too

    4. Reacher
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheers guys

    5. Hillbilly
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Moura

  4. n14mul
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Whos the best cheap defender till the end of season?

    Kola has been useless and want to free up some funds

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jonny Jonny

      1. n14mul
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Have 3 wolves

        1. Amey
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yoshida

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bednarek

    3. MASTER ROSHI
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The 4-4.1 southampton defenders all decent options with good fixtures

    4. n14mul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Currently on peltier good shout?

      I have Valery

    5. MafioSol
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheap Cheap Valery.

  5. MASTER ROSHI
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Really stuck on moves this week, ML sorted now so just playing for OR...
    Lloris
    Robbo Doherty Laporte
    Salah (TC) Eriksen Son Pogba
    Kun Wilson Jimi
    (Foster Yoshi Bednarek Hojbjerg)

    A) Eriksen, Wilson > Mane, Llorente (-4)
    B) Eriksen, Wilson > Deulo/Moura, Firmino (-4)
    C) Eriksen, Pogba > Mane, Deulo/Moura (-4)
    D) Pogba, Wilson > Deulo, Firmino (-4)
    E) Save FT

    Thanks!

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Im also thinking something like b would you do it if it was for free ?

      1. MASTER ROSHI
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If I had 2 FTs I personally would definitely make the moves

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Save FT

  6. box of horses
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lost on bottom of last page

    Have all the league tables been fully updated? I was top of one of my leagues by 27 points before the DGW 35 began. He scored 113 during the DGW while i scored 137. But i'm somehow 2nd and behind by 2 points. I can't figure out how and I can't remember how many points I had before the gameweek. Just remember being 27 ahead.

    1. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      FPL have taken off -8 from your score because you can't link your team properly.

      1. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hahaha.... this 😀

      2. box of horses
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Maths isn't your strong subject, is it?

        1. Christina.
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I have a 9 next to my name. Lets get together for a 69.

    2. Iggypop
      1 month, 23 days ago

      check game week history

    3. kennethrhcp
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      link your team. Page not found on current link.

  7. BARIO MALOTELLI
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who to play
    A) leno(lei)
    Or
    B) ryan(new)

    1. MafioSol
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Latter.

  8. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah traveling to a different time Zone - you would swear it was a different planet at warp factor 10 through a wormhole.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6953871/Mo-Salah-hits-red-carpet-Time-100-Gala-New-York-looking-sharp-tuxedo.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

    Even back in Trevor Francis's days first class in an airplane was not chore -

    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/first-class-travel-for-england-striker-trevor-francis-with-his-wife-picture-id109857018

  9. creetle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) Eriksen > Salah
    B) Ward-P > Mane
    C) Eriksen/Kola > Salah/Robbo (-4)
    D) Ward-P/Duffy > Mane/TAA (-4)

    Assuming Salah starts, have Firmino and Son.

    Any help please guys?

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B easy if for free!

    3. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would just do A
      Think JWP will do well v Bournemouth

      Not sure the others are worth a -4,
      -4 for defenders rarely works out as proven by my last gameweek

      1. creetle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks guys. Yes A and B are for free.

  10. Nailed Jesus
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Current front 8
    Sterling Erikson Son Moura Jota
    Aguero Jimenez Gray

    a) Erikson > Mane (for free)
    b) Sterling & Jimenez > Mane & Firmino (for -4)
    c) Jota & Aguero > Mane & Firmino (for -4)
    d) Don't bother with Liverpool attackers, get TAA (already have Robbo)

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *Sorry c) is Moura rather than Jota

    2. Hillbilly
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C...with Jota not Moura

      1. Nailed Jesus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        can't afford!

    3. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just A

  11. Tinmen
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Folks, has the PFA player of the year been announced yet?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Later today. VVD has won it.

      1. Amey
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who has won the Young POTY ??

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Milner

          1. Amey
            1 month, 23 days ago

            🙂

        2. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ashley surely

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Waiting to see if United get top four so they can give it to Pogba.

    3. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not officially

  12. Jimmy Boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I know it's been well documented in the last few weeks that you should never captain a defender, but is anyone else mildly tempted by Robertson or van Dijk for captain?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm with Taa

      1. n14mul
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I have Trent but do believe if there is any risk of rotation Friday it's firmino or Trent.

        10% chance

        1. Amey
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ha
          Same Choice.
          On Bobby atm
          Will stick likely

        2. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Gomez is lurking

    2. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah I mentioned earlier Id looked at Robbo several times.
      I think the always captain an attacker is still a good rule of thumb though despite Robbos returns.

    3. MASTER ROSHI
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes currently Robbo VC but if any negative news from klopp about salah i.e. jetlag then I'll be moving TC to robbo

    4. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It's a rule that's generally good to follow. However, this year has brought about an exception; the trio of their defenders has a better PPG than almost any other defender in FPL across the last several years.

      Yes, it's still shy of the likes of Mane, Salah, Hazard, Sterling and Aguero. But that's it. Players like Son, Jimenez, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Vardy, Richarlison and Pogba to name a few have all been captained by people and have less PPG.

      If you somehow down't own Salah or Mane, a Liverpool defender IMO is the best option this week. High chance of a CS + good chance of attacking returns. If you're chasing too, they could be a great differential regardess.

    5. MafioSol
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Time machine Laporte for both recent dgws. But re this gw, though favourable fixtures, you'd have to think long and hard on whether they'll outscore the likes of Salah, Mane, or Son.

    6. Cruyff's Eleven
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm going VVD (TC), only way to get into 10K I feel....

      No guts, no glory....

  13. Karan14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lloris
    Robbo - Duffy - Bednarek
    Sterling - Mane - Eriksen - Son - Jota
    Aguero - Jimenez

    (Ryan - Ings - Doherty - Valery)
    0.5m

    Good enough to save FT?
    Bench order correct? Think I could be benching some points this week.
    Mane TC most likely.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yep.
      GL Karan 🙂

      1. Karan14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers Amey and same to you!

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Save FT, solid mate.
      I still cant decide Doh vs Val.
      GL.

  14. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Out: KDB and Wilson
    In: Bernardo and Firmino (-4)

    What do you think?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just Do It ✓

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If KDB is confirmed out (99% likely) looks good to me

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Solid

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanks!

    5. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good moves imo.

    6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes, do it

  15. space
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    a.) Jimenez
    b.) Doherty
    c.) Gray
    d.) Deulofeu

    Which two should I play?

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A & D

    2. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      AD

    3. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      AD

    4. space
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Conclusive! Thanks

  16. Bob Sacamano
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which ones to play?

    A) Valery, Bednarek or Dunk? Already got Duffy.

    B) Doucouré or Gray?

    Thanks!

  17. JollyGoodYellows
    1 month, 23 days ago

    KDB for Salah or Sterling?

    1. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably depends on what other Liv / City cover you have tbh

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mane and TAA. Laporte and Aguero from City.

        Thinking Salah as he's got to haul home to HUD

    2. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      sALAH

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah

  18. barters
    1 month, 23 days ago

    -4 to go from Andre Gray and Eriksen to Benardo Silva and Rashford?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not Rashford imo, how about Zaha?

  19. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kolasinac to AWB with my FT?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You need the ££ next gw ??
      If no Roll the fT.

  20. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Surely play Doherty ahead of Valery?

    1. BOOM XHAKALACA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes sir

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tough one. Soton have better clean sheet odds.

  21. BOOM XHAKALACA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Aguero to Firmino? Have TAA & Mane
    Next week KdB to Sterling

    1. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not fancy both this week? Either way Kun to Firmino is risky.

      1. BOOM XHAKALACA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I know. I might just save ft this week, don't want to take anymore hits this season

  22. Lumberjack
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I guess I need a LIV attacker. No idea how, quite like my current team. Any thoughts?

    1 FT, 0.1m ITB.

    Ryan
    Robbo TAA Laporte
    Sterling Eriksen Son Jota
    Kun Vardy Jiménez

    Gunn Boly Valery Hojbjerg

  23. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Wow mane leading poll
    Because of salah's usa trip or price?

    1. frenchfries
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think ppl vote the one they got and not the best to captain

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Because he’s been a superior pick for over a month now.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That’s just not true lol Salah goals and assists are higher over the last month.

        A month ago for about a month Mane was better, yes.

    3. MafioSol
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Home form.

  24. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why on earth is mane so far ahead of Salah in the captaincy pole?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ownership on here

    2. Wizard of Özil
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ownership

    3. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      £££££££

    4. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      People vote for who their captain is -not the "ideal" captain and Mane is more highly owned here.

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Because he’s been a superior pick for over a month now?

    6. MafioSol
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Voters are discerning.

  25. Wizard of Özil
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Those with both, who are you captaining?

    A) Salah
    B) Mane

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 23 days ago

      SuperMané

    2. frenchfries
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I only have Mane, but would TC Salah if i had

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mane

  26. frenchfries
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Roll transfer or get in Salah for -4? Vardy would be the one to go. Would then tc Salah

    Lloris
    Robertson Duffy Doherty
    Mane (TC) Sterling Jota Son
    Jimenez Aguero Vardy

    Foster WP Valery Cathcart

    1FT 0itb

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm keeping Vardy against ARS.

  27. footballcandy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lloris
    Robbo, Duffy, Laporte
    Salah, Mane, Son, Redmond
    Agüero - Gray - Jimenez

    (Ryan, Dunk, Jonny, Højbjerg)

    Or go 442 with Gray on the bench and Dunk/Jonny in the back four?

  28. HIT ME!
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    KDB + Lacazette -> Salah (C) + Ings -4

    Ryan
    Robbo TAA Valery
    Sterling KDB* Eriksen Son
    Aguero Lacazette Jimenez

    Leno, Jota, Bednarek, Kolasinac

    Sound good?

    1. footballcandy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sounds good!

    2. Amey
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Rather Long & save £
      Both are .... 😉

  29. Wetdream
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Erikson to Salah worth a -4 ??

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd be reluctant to take out a big player with good fixtures for a hit in GW36 personally.

      1. Wetdream
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I am reluctant,but fear Erikson being rested ahead of Ajax and fear Salah against Hudds !!

  30. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    5 players scored double figure hauls for me last week. They all cost £6.1m or less. It seems last GW was all about the cheaper players!