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Mane and Thiago return for Liverpool as Klopp makes four changes from Villa loss

Sadio Mane (£11.9m) and Thiago (£6.0m) are back in Jurgen Klopp’s starting 11 after recovering from the positive coronavirus tests that kept them out of Liverpool’s shock 7-2 slaughtering at Aston Villa.


In one of four changes, the champions also welcome Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) back into the side. Their captain missed both that game and the 3-1 win over Arsenal with a thigh problem but played for England during the international break.

Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) all start as expected.


Perhaps their most important alteration is in defence, which had a torrid time at Villa Park. Whilst the unconvincing Adrian (£4.5m) has to continue deputising in goal for Alisson (£6.0m), Klopp is now able to start Joel Matip (£5.4m) in place of Joe Gomez (£5.4m).


He might see this Merseyside derby as the perfect way to respond to what happened two weeks ago, although the hosts Everton start this weekend top of the league with four wins from four matches.


These two teams have the league’s highest xG (expected goals) tallies in this strange period of goal fests but the previous three meetings at Goodison Park have all finished 0-0.


Carlo Ancelotti is able to name a full-strength side for the lunchtime kick-off, with Allan (£5.4m) and Andre Gomes (£5.5m) starting in place of Tom Davies (£5.4m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m).


There were slight doubts over Yerry Mina (£5.5m) and attacking left-back Lucas Digne (£6.1m), who both picked up knocks with their national sides, yet the pair have both been deemed fit to play.


Richarlison (£7.9m) limped off after 25 minutes during the 4-2 win over Brighton but managed to participate for Brazil against both Bolivia and Peru. Reclassified as an FPL forward, Richarlison is now only slightly more expensive than in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) yet he takes the penalties.


There is good news for the high ownership of James Rodriguez (£7.9m) too, as the Colombian starts despite slight hints from Ancelotti that the late return from South America could impact his minutes.


EVERTON XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Allan, Doucoure, A Gomes; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

LIVERPOOL XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane

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1,555 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think we will see a Hamez special soon

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oh god I’d love that. GI for him and DCL would be tremendous

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    MObot

  3. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah(C) 😉

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    FPL towers asleep? haven't updated yet

    1. Crouching Tiger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hangover

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah goal still under review on FPL..

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Trent assist denied

  7. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Such a joke. Boring Salah

  8. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Magnificent save

  9. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Matip's header

  10. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    5 GWs and still waiting for a captain goal 🙁

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That's rough

  11. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 13 days ago

      FPL crashed

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford with a terrible start to the season, denying me points today on two occasions!

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Matip denied .. OMG

    • Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford, The Flying Chav.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Truly made me laugh.

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford is THE worst goalkeeper in the Premier League, no one will be able to change my mind.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kepa

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kepa, Adrian, a few others

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kepa, Adrian, Ramsdale, De Gea

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kepa and ramsdale worse

    • Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford world class save

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford world class now

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So close to 2 x TAA assists in a minute

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        So close is not enough

      2. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Keep selling him! Sweet revenge is coming

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Don’t worry I won’t be selling him

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            But I might get Robbo in addition

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mark doesn't have Salah?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It's why the points haven't been added just yet.

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

          What I was thinking...

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah breaks FPL

          1. PocketZola
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            they had kane captain

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Risky, depends on how he uses the funds to better the rest of the team do.

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      F off Pickford,denying only Taa points

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yess..

    • denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Reece James disaster

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Time to ship

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

        Trapped me too. I never have luck with Chelsea players. Bias & blind faith!

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pickford WorldClass

    • Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Alright so R.James to chilwell/Telles?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yup, Chillwell

      2. Effe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yes to Chilwell

      3. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lol never buy United player. Chilwell

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Another Firmino mediocre display

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah woke up second half

    • Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      James got to go now right...

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        playing saints next?

        1. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I meant Reece! Ha.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Casuals truly punished with reece james pick.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Should have been punished harder and earlier...

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Anyone else got problems with their FPL account?

      Still saying 1 all for me

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yet. It's across the board.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        mine not showing salah goal

        guessing disallowed by FPL

      3. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        App says 2-1 but points not updated for me

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Have you read any posts on this thread?

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      FPL not updating the score?