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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Pickford has had a good game?! Weird.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Lucky.. should have been sent off for the VVD foul

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Podence > Grealish for next week? Got exact money

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah, why not?

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    OMG dcl

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Warned you lot Reece James wasn’t nailed ngl

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL GOAL
    DIGNE ASSIST

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL!!!!

  7. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL goal

  8. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCLLLLLLLLLLL

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL?!

  10. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Salah not updated?

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL is the real deal!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Again. WTF

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    What a header

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You still selling?

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    CALVERT LEWINNNNNN

  15. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL!

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    FPL on holiday again?

  17. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Yeeeess king Calvert!!!!

  18. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Postman delivers

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Digneeeee

  20. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    No stopping the lad , get in

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Returns for all 4! Yes!

    And Digne owners finally rewarded lol well done lads

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Still selling

  22. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DDDDDCCCCLLL

  23. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Yes! DCL and Digne double up!!

  24. F4L
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    DCL!!!!

  25. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    3 baps for Calvert?

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

    Nice. Benched Digne in Draft though!

  27. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Oh boy DCL just can't stop scoring this season

  28. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    dcl nice

  29. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Game on! Hahaha!

  30. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Robbo buckled too easily.