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Salah stars as Liverpool take advantage of Aké injury

Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m), Naby Keita (£5.8m), Mohamed Salah (£12.2m)
  • Assists: Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), Salah, Keita
  • Bonus: Keita x3, Salah x2, Henderson x1

A hamstring injury to Nathan Ake (£5.0m) was exactly what Bournemouth did not need at the Vitality Stadium in Gameweek 16, but it helped Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) get his first away goal of the season.

The fact that the Cherries were depleted on the afternoon will be frustrating for owners of both Sadio Mané (£12.3m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), who were both named on the substitute’s bench for Gameweek 16.

The Senegalese international did not feature at all, but might have got in on the act had he been involved, while Alexander-Arnold came on as a first-half substitute but did not feature for long enough to benefit from Liverpool’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 7.

Those who handed Mané the captain’s armband will naturally be disappointed not to see him get a run-out against Bournemouth’s patched up defence, although the fact that he remained on the bench does mean their vice-captains, most like Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) can still come into play.

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Aké leaves the pitch with a hamstring issue

With Steve Cook (£5.0m) already sidelined and potentially requiring a wrist operation, Eddie Howe lost his other first-choice central defender after 33 minutes on Saturday afternoon.

That could bode well for those frustrated by blanks for Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) and Mason Mount (£6.6m) at Everton as Bournemouth travel to face Chelsea in Gameweek 17.

On Ake’s injury, the Bournemouth boss said:

It is difficult to know. [It] does look like a pulled hamstring. At that moment in the game we were OK. The [first] goal coincided with Nathan going off. It affected us maybe mentally and we never really recovered.

Liverpool scored almost immediately after Jack Simpson‘s (£3.9m) introduction at centre-back as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) volleyed past Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) from a raking Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) pass.

Keita doubled that lead not long before the interval, slotting home after an outrageous backheel pass from Salah.

On the Egypt star, who completed 90 minutes in GW16, Jurgen Klopp said post-match:

It’s long ago he got that knock but you carry things like this with you game after game. Mo is now 100%.

Salah has caught up on Mané’s season score after starring in Liverpool’s win at Bournemouth

The Egypt star then skied an effort over after Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) flicked on a pacy Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) corner.

The 31.1%-owned defender was benched for this encounter, alongside Mané, much to the chagrin of owners.

The latter was not required by Jurgen Klopp with Liverpool cruising but Alexander-Arnold replaced the injured Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) after 39 minutes – which was not enough pitch time to earn him a share of Liverpool’s clean sheet points.

It’s great, we should have more. Everyone was desperate for it and now we have it. The next game a clean sheet would be really useful too. – Jurgen Klopp

On Lovren’s problem, the Reds’ German gaffer explained:

Always you don’t know exactly but it looks not too serious, it looks like a little cramp. He felt something, he told us, said he for sure could go to half-time, wanted to have treatment there and carry on, but we said no and stopped it there.

That’s the status quo, you have these kind of things in this moment of the season. It is similar to what [Georginio Wijnaldum] and Adam Lallana had – not serious but serious enough to keep them out. Now we have two days to make sure they can go again. That’s what I think at the moment but I don’t know 100 per cent.

Keita returned the favour to Salah soon after half time. The Guinean’s slide-rule pass set the Egyptian through to poke past Ramsdale with a right-footed finish.

Alexander-Arnold then saw a shot inside the box saved – one of his three efforts in the game – as Liverpool continued to dominate the home side.

Bournemouth did put the ball in the net after 66 minutes but Diego Rico (£4.3m) was clearly offside when receiving the ball which he crossed for Arnaut Danjuma (£5.8m) to finish.

Just before that, Callum Wilson (£7.5m) was forced to leave the pitch with what also appeared to be a hamstring-related problem.

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Callum Wilson after sustaining an injury in GW16

Bournemouth almost gave up a fourth goal with ten minutes left after some sloppy play near their own area but just managed to clear their lines with Salah and Firmino lurking.

Ramsdale then saved a well-worked Liverpool free-kick, Henderson striking the ball after a one-two with Salah.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Rico, Aké (Simpson 35′), Mepham, Francis; Fraser, Billing (L Cook 58′), Lerma, Danjuma; Solanke, C Wilson (Gosling 64′).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson (C Jones 76′), van Dijk, Lovren (Alexander-Arnold 40′), Gomez; Keita, Henderson, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Shaqiri 87′), Firmino, Salah.

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813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lindelol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Is it better to see United form against weaker teams to get Rashford or is that unnecessary ?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      That’s what most are doing. The professionals got him in for the teams they can destroy on the counter but the rest can wait and see I’ll accept that

    2. Zenith UK
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      10: nor - G & A
      12: BHA - G
      13: shu - G & A
      14: AVL - A

      Think he shows he can do it against "weaker" teams.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      I think so.

    4. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      I am waiting for two more weeks until jimenez fixture against norwich...

    5. james 101
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Unnecessary

    6. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Thanks All. I have jimmy but have money in the bank to do jimmy to Rash but I think I may get Rash now

  2. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Vardy, Pereira, Söyüncü, Lundstram, Mousset now and Jiménez later. Super Sunday indeed!!

  3. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Lets go boys, I want just a little party with no bonus, serving only soy beans and choco mousse.

  4. BNMC
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Rip, Cantwell bench. Looks like I'll get 1 point from 2nd sub Rico.

    1. ljuta zena
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Dont worry, Cant will provide you that 1 pts

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 hours ago

      I hear ya bro, my scenario too. I’ve had the worst GW in living memory to boot.

  5. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Vardy blank, Maddison brace, Shefield CS for a perfect weekend

    1. ljuta zena
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      ....Jimi brace, Dend repeat last and you are my guest

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 21 hours ago

        Nece da moze zemljak 😀

        1. ljuta zena
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 21 hours ago

          Ahahaha, imas pivo i tanku pljeku u prevodu

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 20 hours ago

            Ajmo nasi, idemo jako!

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      The words Vardy and Blank don't go together. 😀

    3. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      I’ll take that

  6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Wait. Is that 4-4-2 for Leicester? The fudge?!

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Id say 4-1-2-1-2

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Could be the cursed narrow 41212. Vardy blank confirmed

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 21 hours ago

        Pereira and Chilwell flying forward to provide width...

        Perez was a tragic purchase 😀

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 20 hours ago

          In many ways, he certainly is.
          Vardy is best when he has wingers beside him not fellow wide attackers/strikers

        2. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 20 hours ago

          Lmao he’s going week after this very much benched. We had some good times but they’re gone. Can turn him into Alli so all good

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 20 hours ago

            Awesome upside there: easy route to someone you want

            I'm locked out of Rashford by the fixtures my players have. Gotta wait for GW18

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      It could equally be a 343.

      I think it'll shift throughout the course of the game.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      He's going for a similar formation that ended the game against Everton.

      Everton played 3 at the back then and a front two (Vardy and Iheanacho) were more effective against Everton.

      If Newcastle switch to 4 at the back I can see Rodgers switching back to the usual formation, but putting Iheanacho wide.

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Big game today. Both great games last season in the championship, will tell us a lot. On the back of a disappointing result but decent performance, Mousset will be hungry

  8. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Vardy hattie and Soy cleanie 1st on bench for Mané please

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Same here

  9. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Pope
    VVD Soyuncu Lundstram Kelly
    Mane Son Maddison Mount
    Vardy Kane

    Button Jimenez Cantwell Rico
    0.3itb 2ft

    A) kane and Mount to rashford and alli
    B) kane and Jimenez to rashford and Abraham

    Favouring A) I think

    1. Concrete
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      A

  10. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Stay on that bench Cantwell

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Blocking Kelly points?

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Agreed. Want those juicy Kelly points.

    3. Al Moon Yeah
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      How I'd love to believe this but 99.9% sure he's coming on for a cameo blocking my Jimenez

  11. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Had a feeling Newcastle could create a team of eleven defenders this season

    Doubted it, then checked

    They absolutely can 😀

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      Their defenders are better at attacking than their attackers so might as well 😉

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 21 hours ago

        Eeeeexactly

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      I think Almiron is an issue in their attack. Would like to see him dropped and then shift Saint-Maximin into his position. They put in Longstaff. I think Saint-Maximin plays too deep. Too often you see him defending in his own third. He is their best attacking outlet and should be closer to Joelinton so they can launch better counter-attacks.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      They are something else.
      Defenders score goals.
      Attackers defend.

      Bruce has found a new style of football.

      Tuki-taka 😀

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      I think I'd rather have Carroll defending a corner than any CB in the league.

  12. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    Can't see Leicester keeping a CS today, but would be happy if they did.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      Soyuncu can score a goal today. Villa aren't that good in set peices IMO

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      Same. Feels unlikely with how attacking Villa are

  13. Yome
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    So Guilbert has been dropped after his one match ban. Time to sell

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      I am also intereted in this. I wouldnt say he is dropped. Hopping they are just trying something else in this game..he has been good when on pitch. AV has some nice games so want someone

      1. BNMC
        8 months, 20 hours ago

        I have big man Tyrone. Had him for a while, threw him on sometimes and has returned some good hauls. And I'll keep till the new year.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 20 hours ago

          If Guilbert out I will maybe do Guilbert to Mings, have 0.2 itb. Or someone else but thinking about it. Hope this is just one week thing.

  14. Totti
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 21 hours ago

    hope cantwell won't get in

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 hours ago

      I'd put money on him getting minutes

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 20 hours ago

        hahahahahahha

        surely you'll win 🙂
        congrats mate

  15. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    Lads how does this sound

    Guiata
    TAA Chilwell Lundstram Kelly Cresswell
    Son KDB Mane Maddison Pulisic
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    GW17
    KDB and Greenwood to Rashford and Fleck

    GW18
    Pulisic to Grealish

    GW19
    Ings to Tammy

    Would give me this team for GW20 and onwards

    Guaita
    TAA Chilwell Lundstram Kelly Cresswell
    Son Mane Maddison Grealish Fleck
    Vardy Tammy Rashford

  16. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    Spurs players points in my team - 27
    Rest of the team - 2

    Thats massive 93%+

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      One team man.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 20 hours ago

        Yeah, KDB, Pope and TAA as others who started.

        Still have 5 more to play today so hoping they will do me good.

  17. BNMC
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    Do we still think Vardy can perform well with the different formation?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      Yes. If Newcastle are playing 3 at the back then this formation will help Leicester counter that.

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 20 hours ago

        shame theyre playing villa then

      2. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 20 hours ago

        He is playing Villa.

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      im praying for a blank to upset the apple cart in the top10k
      plenty of mane/vardy c/vc combos

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    Wish I could watch both leicester and Sheff U game

    1. clodhopper
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      Good to see you doing well son capt pick nice points of the bench too you will be on scoutcast next

  19. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    Where's the party going to be at?

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 hours ago

      Jimi's place

  20. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 hours ago

    this leicester aston villa game is gonna have some goals in it

  21. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 hours ago

    Shelvey

  22. TheRealDonaldTrump
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 mins ago

    Bench 1 mid for GW17?

    Alli, Son, Maddison, Mane, Mount

    (alrdy playing 3 FW w/ vardy, ings & rash)

  23. Murrdoggydog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Is anyone aware of any Liverpool twitter channels that post the team over an hour before a match starts? Going to transfer robbo out for GW18, but if he isn't starting against Watford I would like to do it on Saturday.