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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. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Liverpool better hope VVD isn't out for long. It's such a gaping defence without him.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Quite shocking to watch

  2. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Digne on for 3 bonus 🙂

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        🙂

      2. Adetro
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        And Robertson for 2

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Outrageous, I moved KDB --> Mane, only to put Digne on the bench!

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings last season, DCL this season. I always wait too long before getting these guys in.

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Digne up to 3bps! Anyone have him?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep

      2. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        On my bench yes

      3. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah with James and DCL

          Keeping them all

      4. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not even top lad can break DCL

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not even I!

          It’s a miracle indeed my friend

      5. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        4 players with 4 returns, is my luck finally going to change this season.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Setting us up for the rest of the week to be horrendous isn’t it lol

          1. Railwayman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I hope not, that would be a wasted WC 😀

      6. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Noooo piss off out the baps digne

      7. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Digne loves BAPS 😀

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Reported

      8. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        TAA owners unlucky

      9. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Chelsea 4-2-3-1?

        Kepa
        Azpi Christensen Zouma Chilwell
        Jorginho Kante
        Mount Havertz Pulisic
        Werner

      10. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Omg yes dream come true DCL cap goal and digne assist, thank god

      11. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Chucky in heaven counting Digne baps....

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          not in heaven yet.. salah brace needed for that 😉

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Will get a peno and winning goal baps...

      12. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Rodriguez 🙁

      13. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        James, DCL Salah (c)

        I’ll take that

      14. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        And that is why you have the likes of Digne in your team, attacking returns, clean sheets a bonus

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Lol..

        2. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          this.season keeper...

        3. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Without the clean

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same for Trent bro

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes same, not many cleanies anywhere anyway

      15. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The only positive is digne stealing Robbie's baps

      16. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah, Robertson, James and DCL. WC success. Jota goal to get us the win please

      17. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nice acting James

      18. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Digne on 3 baps, here we gooo

      19. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wait is Hamez crocked?

      20. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        James faking injury, lucky not to get punished with Pool attacking in greater numbers

      21. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Got Digne, Salah, Jamez and DCL and still somewhat unhappy so far

        1. riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I have the same 4 and you're insane

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Well that's just silly.

      22. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The Liverpool front press isnt what its been past few years

        That said Everton are super lucky to be level here. Havent created much.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          DCL missed a sitter and Rich hit the post..

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            nah if you look at their build up its breaking down all the time

            DCL didnt have chance to get that ball and Richa was way too wide to score from that angle.

      23. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Digne loves being in the BAPS, sometimes 3 at a time

      24. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just need some TAA points now

      25. ivantys
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Mane no longer on BP, what has he done to minus BPS

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yellow?

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 14 days ago

                He was on 27 with Keane after Everton's second goal though.

            2. Lev Yashin
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              YC and a world of misses.

          2. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            TAA rubbish

            1. BeaversWithAttitude
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lol, harsh!

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ah c'mon Trent, please nab something. Been unlucky today.

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Trent free kicks winner....

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Incoming

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He went for it as well!