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. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    So typical. I have Salah for almost all season. Drop him. ML rival (30 points behind me) replaces Mane for Salah.
    Screw this game.

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Its the not the game.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Not the game*

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Serious moves by the rival.

    3. JonSnow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Had him all season and I just got rid on WC for Foden and kept Mane, i feel your pain

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Salah in the two games away when Mane hasn't feautured this season:

    13 points
    14 points

    Today: 9 points (+3 bonus ATM) and counting

  3. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Why the ferk is that Salah assist given

    1. michaelington
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Because he touched it to Henderson

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Read Mynameisiq below.

  4. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Thats not an assist? Brighton player kicked it out of Salah’s feet?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Get a new tv. Or glasses

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I have both moron.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Get a refund then.

  5. df34
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    didn't think it was a Salah assist, thought Burn hit it into Hendo's path

  6. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    The defender nudged salahs leg with his leg, and that made Salah nudge the ball towards Henderson. Wasn't a pass but it was his touch so assist is right

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes that is what it looked like. Assist

  7. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I wish I missed the deadline 🙁

    1. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Haha, me too

  8. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Battering incoming. Liverpool look much fresher than at Villa

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      And more sober

  9. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Wow, those two goals dropped me from 652 to 1305 according to live. Come on TAA!

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      That grav should drop you to 200k

      1. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Don't hate the player.

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

    Should not be an assist surely? How is it?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      It'll be given to Martial...

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      If you check replay he holds off tackle and pass comes from his foot

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        'holds off a tackle' 😀 ?! HAHAHA - made me laugh IRL.
        To me it does not look like Salahs foot was the last on the ball before Hendo. Surely not an intended pass

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Anything under 20 points here will be a massive Salah fail.

  12. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    This is complete psycho! I need to log off and start fresh on a new gw.

    Yesterday :

    Me : Martinez
    Ml rival : Vardy

    Today :
    Me : Doherty
    ML rival : Egan

    Sold Salah for KDB(C). Brighton give away goals.

  13. Tinkermania
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Wasn't Jesus assist given earlier? And then chocked off rightly so.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No.

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      But this was an assist...

    3. WD27
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      That hit two Newcastle players before going in so absolutely not.. Ritchie A Fern G

  14. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Power 5 working well for me. KDB, Mahrez, Pulisic, Salah. Just need Martial to score now. Shame I captained KDB like.

  15. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Didn’t the defender kick the ball to Henderson? Still Salah assist?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Dirty Salah casuals rewarded

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Owning the best player (or 2nd best maybe) in the league is casual now?

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

    KDB fail hurts even more now. Brilliant

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wouldn't call 14 points a fail. NEW was as a good as bet as any, and it's far better than a blank

  18. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Brighton try to play out the back like a big boy team and Liverpool press makes them look foolish.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Never give up your dreams...

  19. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Not as tempting selling Salah on wildcard now...

  20. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    And a lot of people here talking about selling Salah. Don't even own him but would never drop my Mane for any other midfielder other than Salah, rotation or not

  21. Iggypop
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Salah recovers my double wolves defense disappointment

  22. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Nico looking lively

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    If u have salah but didnt captain him

    Is a haul good or bad

    1. King Mo
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good

    2. ragonian
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Depends on your rank – inside the top 10k I'd say its good

    3. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good as Im 6 k now inside top 5 k

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

      Pretty pretty good 🙂

    5. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bad imo

    6. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Works for me.

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good, so many sold

    8. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Enjoy the points!

    9. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      It's good mate trust, as someone who doesn't own Salah.

    10. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good by the sounds of it on here, seems like no one owns him lol.

    11. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good. So many people selling.

    12. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He dropped last night so I assume good since lots sold

  24. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    At some point more transparency is needed regarding assist and stuff. I know that there is written rules just like their are actual rules the refs are following. But like some refs in VAR rooms are making SUBJECTIVE decisions there must be one or more people making SUBJECTIVE decisions about if or not that is actually an assist to Salah according to the written rules. In my view the damn defender is passing the ball to Hendo and NOT Salah.
    But whatever. I am just 50K OR mad non-owning-Salah-casual.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yawn

  25. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    This game is stupid. Can't wait for next season.

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Because that will be different haha!?

  26. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    The funny thing is Salah fell in price last night
    Mane fell in price last GW, the night before his haul

    1. teddypicker
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Aurier went up in price so he gets the opposite of a haul tomorrow then

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Hungry Mo.

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best option for (-4):

    1. Rashford Henderson >> Vardy Martinez
    2. Rashford Lundstram >> Vardy Lamptey
    3. Jimenez Mahrez >> Vardy Pulisic (or Willian)
    4. Connolly Salah >> Vardy Pulisic (or Willian)
    5. Save

    Thanks all

  29. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I missed the deadline but FHed last week, Salah (C), Mahrez, Jesus, Pulisic.

    Happy days.