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. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    This is bad

  2. Brehmeren
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Selling Salah for KdB before this game was probably the wrong decision. One of many recently.

  3. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Martial assist added

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Can you shush

      Tony’s assists were actually deserved

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Agreed

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Clearly Mané was the problem all along /s

  5. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    So selling Salah is scary regardless if he gets 90 today

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Gets benched vs Burnley?

    2. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Was close to doing Salah > Sterling... maybe not

  6. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Keep getting Captaincy wrong! Ugh

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Same here, lots of planning, just drop a pin,

  7. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Whyyyyyyy isnt mane playing for feck sake ahhhhhggg

  8. GuillermoDickero
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    As a Mané owner, this is brutal...

    Wish he wasn’t injured pre wildcard - put me off getting him!

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    That should be a Salah assist, not even biased.

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Since when was being tackled given as an assist?

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Of course he holds off the challenge and clearly passes from his foot. Can’t be anything else

  10. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Why did I C KDB ahead of Salah ffs

  11. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Yes Mo!

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I definitely considered Salah > Foden (-4). Phew 😉

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Despise that Egyptian

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Assist given! Come on Mo! Big haul incoming!

  15. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Genuinely appalling management from Potter.

    5 year olds that play Fifa would know better.

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Assist added

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kerching

  17. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Salah assist really?

  18. Fishy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Who sold salah?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      o/

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        🙁

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      2 weeks ago...his funds helped me shave 100 k off my rank!

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Salah and Jimenez sold for Sterling (C) and Vardy. Salah never does anything when I own him, he's like that Singing Frog from Looney Tunes!

  19. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Sold salah for mahrez, give up

  20. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    FF have already given it as a Salah assist

  21. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Jimenez to ings now or
    Foden to willian now ?

  22. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Brighton on the beach.

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Why would Mane be rested? Wtf for?

  24. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    How is that even a question. Of course thats a Salah assist

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Captained kdb over salah.....

    Season over

  26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone with Salah(TC) ?

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone close ups?

    Did Burn kick Salahs foot into the ball?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Looked like it 😀

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah sure...

  28. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hoping for a no show from either DCL, Awb, Rash or Bruno to get Egan 15 p of bench. Shall I just stop hoping?

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Probably

  29. CarsonYeung
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    FPL gifting Salah points to please the Egyptian bots, hate to see it

  30. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    70 points gap between my mini-league leader and me...with much fear, I stuck with Salah captain. Finally, a decision that's paid off ;')