Dugout Discussion

Mané and Robertson benched for Liverpool at Brighton

Jurgen Klopp has finally delivered on his promise to shuffle the Liverpool side, and it has big implications for Fantasy managers.

Sadio Mané (£12.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) are the two players to suffer from that policy in Gameweek 34+ with each of them relegated to the bench for the trip to Brighton.

Neco Williams (£4.0m) gets his first Premier League start but rather than replace Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) on the right-hand side, he has been selected on the left in place of Robertson.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.1m) is the man to come in for Mané, offered a place in the front-three, further forward than his usual central midfield berth.

Outside of those changes, Liverpool as largely as expected, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) in the line-up, as well as Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Joe Gomez (£5.3m).

There is considerably less interest in the Brighton side chosen by Graham Potter, which looks tailor-made to try and cause Liverpool some problems.

Usually a fan of three conservative midfielders, the Seagulls’ boss has decided to support Neal Maupay (£5.7m) with an attacking trio of Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m), Pascal Groß (£6.2m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m).

Meanwhile, it is worth noting that Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) is starting to make himself immune from tinker-man Potter’s rotation policy, making his fourth successive start against Liverpool.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Lamptey; D Stephens, Pröpper; Mac Allister, Groß, Trossard; Maupay.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; N Williams, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; J Henderson, Keïta, Wijnaldum; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah.

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1,871 Comments Post a Comment
  1. df34
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    dont think its a salah assist

    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Even though he passed it to Hendo

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      It was

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah, Mane, TAA here.

    Really wish Mane was involved in this rout!! 🙁

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I left the captain on salah by accident in my wife's team.

    1. joelsprylar
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      "My wife's team" But you run it!?

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Ruthless

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yup

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      That’s a better gift than flowers

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        lol

  4. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah assist apparently

  5. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    That’s not a Salah assist. 😆

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Came off his foot. Defender kicked salah’s heel, foot hit ball, rolled to hendo

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Player of the Year, Jordan Henderson.

  7. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Champions doing champion things.

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    What is going in here?!

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Why tf is Mane not playing

  10. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Captained Mané

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I feel for you bro. Vice?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Won’t matter. He’ll surely come off the bench

  11. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Imagine selling Salah

  12. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    This game is a joke.

  13. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    You can't be serious...

  14. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    loool 45k rank drop

  15. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Apologises in advance. Currently anyone I captain seems to blank, anyone I VC scores high, so apologises once again if you've got Bruno. And thank me if you've got Salah.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Don't say this to me

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    No assist given

  17. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Oh man this is rubbing it right in now.

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah assist? Give it to him!

  19. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah assist for sure

  20. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Why oh why did I captain KDB over Salah...

  21. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Have double Wolves defence. Mane instead Salah. Hate this game.

  22. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Southampton stay calm, Liverpool are breaking Leicester's 9-0 record!

  23. JabariParkersEyelid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 22 days ago

    As I sold Mane not Salah I'm just going to accept this, but Jesus.

  24. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    This season is a mess, yuck.

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Hendo G
    Salah -BPS

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    So KDB C was not the correct choice, where was this display last week TC Salah 🙁

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I hear you, bro! Such a pain to own.

  27. mrodgers91
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah to ruin the week for anyone who didnt cap him?

  28. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah so annoying... was like a zombie last week!

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah = FPLKing end of the story.

  30. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Surely they can’t give that as a Salah assist!?