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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. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hon Everton

  2. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 12 days ago

      James
      Digne
      DCL
      Salah

      Own them all mate

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Good

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Finally, my players scoring goals. Mo and DCL.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      COME ON TAAA

    • PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      woooooooooooooo

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      CR7 esque, jesus DCL jumps so high.

    • LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Another 1 pointer for TAA....

      Time to go lad

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yes i am mad ..

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      DIGNE AND DCL COMBO DELIVERS FINALLY 😀

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Jam central....

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          😛

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            😉

    • Adetro
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Get in, DCL!

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      We all knew that was coming 😀

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

      Hamez for the winner ... make it happen

    • ivantys
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Robbo still on 3BP wtf

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Oh yes!

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Digne on 3 now lol another wtf.

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

          He is Inzaghi

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

          Digne and Dcl dreamland for me, just what I needed

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

          I’ve had better goalkeepers than Adrian in my local men’s league

        5. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ugh. Benching everton hasnt gone well.

          Nice goal though

        6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Returns from all my three players DCL, Hamez and Salah. I’ll take it. Happy I ditched TAA.

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

          Finally the points are coming my way

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

          Pickford denies salah assist

        9. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Why is Kane still starting ahead of DCL for England?

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

            Dominic did start, last I looked.

        10. Ted Bovis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Lol @ whoever just said DCL buble burst!

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            OMG

        11. hallow
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Don’t own DCL but get in there Everton come onnnn

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

          DCL WOW! He is real deal after all. Happy to own him!

        13. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          DCL 48% EO, lower than I thought!

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wow! That is low

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

          Dominic Calvert Lewandowski

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

          Digne mopping up the baps

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

          Digne steals Robertson's BAPs! You love to see it.

        17. CloudSky
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Salah, DCL currently not close to bonus.

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

          James down

        19. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Sold Digne and Barnes for Lamptey and Son for -4

          Wonder if it will pay off!