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Robertson only key absentee as Klopp names strong Liverpool side

Injury has struck owners of key Liverpool assets again as Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) is absent from the matchday squad in Double Gameweek 29.

Jurgen Klopp revealed prior to kick-off that the Scottish international had picked up a slight issue in the week.

“Robertson would have started today but then he felt [something] slightly. But it’s all good, it will be fine for Wednesday. But not for today. We didn’t want to have him on the bench and see Robbo and think, ‘Maybe we can bring you [on].’ It wouldn’t make sense today. That’s the reason and he will be fine.” – Jurgen Klopp

With Bournemouth coming to Anfield, James Milner (£5.3m) has been selected in his place, taking up the left-back berth.

More frustrating for Robertson’s 20.7% ownership is the fact that most other defensive assets are in place for this lunch-time meeting.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) retains his place on the right-hand side of defence while Joe Gomez (£5.3m) returns alongside Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) at centre-back.

However, owners of Liverpool assets knew they were coming into this weekend with some doubts over their clean sheet potential in light of a recent injury to Alisson Becker (£6.2m).

Klopp revealed that the Brazilian had sustained a hip muscle injury in training this week, paving the way for Adrian (£4.0m) to come back into the team.

Liverpool kept just two clean sheets in the 10 league matches that the former West Ham man was the custodian for.

Thankfully, Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Sadio Mané (£12.4m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) lead the line for Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth arrive at Anfield with some issues of their own, Josh King (£6.1m) missing the game with a hamstring problem.

That sees Junior Stanislas (£5.9m) come in to play on the left flank of a front-three, which also features Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and Ryan Fraser (£6.8m).

Liverpool XI: Adrian; Milner, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; A Smith, Aké, S Cook, Stacey; Billing, Lerma, L Cook; Stanislas, C Wilson, Fraser.

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1,414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Come oooooonnnn Auba !!!

  2. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Chances of Salah getting 2 bonus??

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      90%

  3. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    For those with all their chips left, assuming you FH and BB in the 2 dgw's, does Salah (AVL) in 32 look like the best TC option?

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 26 days ago

      LFC 3 wins away from being Champions pending City results.

      This early in the season is absolutely unheard of.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        They keep steam rolling teams with that rock 'n' roll football

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          22 pts is making them bored... No compition hurts

    • KGFC
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      So Mane captain over Salah worked out well at the end...

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Mane did not mother haul though.

        • ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          4 points difference.

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Well played

          Swapped it out this week. Always a coin toss.

      2. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Will Auba outscore Mane this week?

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          hope so

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            3 months, 26 days ago

            If you capped Auba very likely he outscores Mane.

        3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Who would you rather have for BGW 31?

            A) Sarr
            B) C. Taylor

            1. FPL_DON
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              A

            2. Zlatanzo
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Anyone but a burnley defender.

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Sarr

                  Attack over defence always and forever unless you do not own TAA.

              • FPL_DON
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Sarr score prediction?

                Worries me as can see him scoring multiple times today

                1. Zlatanzo
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    owner here, just the assist today if lucky

                  • Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Palace dont concede many at home

                  • Gobigorgohome
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Palace do not concede alot

                2. Alnair
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Firmino is rubbish.

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    He is class.. You can FO

                  2. ALI_G
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    they need to replace him

                  3. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Poor finishing stands out. His finishing aside, I thought he was great.

                  4. Syd.
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    From an FPL POV you are correct

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Marginal irritation at swapping C this week but I’ll take net 29. Last 2 weeks I’ve been 7 from 4 both times

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Link please.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        See above

                    • Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Nice one Pingi

                  2. faux_C
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    FPL managers claiming Firmino is rubbish making it obvious they know nothing about football.

                  3. New Article Posted
                  4. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Auba with a 106% EO
                    If I didn't (C) do I want him to blank?

                    1. sovietrockettes
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      yes

                    2. Zlatanzo
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        By 6% yes

                      • jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        no as last as your captain outscores him

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 26 days ago

                          *as long as

                    3. Zlatanzo
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Well my plan to bring in Firmino for BGW31 goes down the drain after tonight

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Wow Salah 2 bonus, didn't expect that!

                      • Van der Faart
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Switched captain from auba to Salah in the final seconds. Rival captained him so a blank would be divine

                      • Miniboss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks Mane, Ings your turn.