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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. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A draw isn't a bad result for Everton

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not bad at all

  2. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    DCL season keeper?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Half a season at least.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      At this rate, why not.

    3. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nobody is a season keeper but in my opinion you'd be mad not to have him in your team at the moment. High ownership and he is red hot at the moment

  3. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As good as Hamez is, he's a scummy little diving prat. Should have got a 2nd yellow for that high foot on Fabinho as well.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        As are so many others. Harsh to single just him out.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Richarlison red

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL triple-rise.

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

        You yellow

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          😀

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Richa RC

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Richarlison red

      • Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Richa RC

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        TAA owners selling for Digne this week has paid the -4 back.

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        regrettably removed Hames in my WC gw3.

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          dude it's only 4 points

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Means overall in general i bet

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yea overall I mean.

        2. Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Did you get Richa?

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nope, got DCL.

        3. ivantys
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He only got 4 points today relax

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Oh boy

        5. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          James on Pens 😎 now

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nope Siggy on

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

            😎

        6. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Straight red, Richarlison

        7. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Richa red card

        8. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Richalison is off to a 3 week vacation.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Needed a rest

        9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Richarlison owners 🙁

        10. dshv
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          GET OUT OF THE PITCH BRAZILIAN CLOWN!!!!

        11. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rodriguez on pens!!

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Isn’t Siggy on

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              ah good point. Will Siggy play while Richarlison is banned? Should be Iwobi.

        12. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rich Red

        13. Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Richa took a look to see th card then stayed down.

          POS.

        14. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Horrible tackle

        15. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Starting the season with DCL might be my best ever FPL decision

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I got him in last GW. Better late than never.

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Aye, good not to be stubborn about it

          2. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Started post covid with DCL was one of my worst

        16. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          LiVARpool gives Richa RC

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Clear RC

        17. George James
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Reece James 1 pointer confirmed 🙁

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Only had two days rest after internationals. I still think he'll start when Ziyech does.

          2. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sold for Chilwell

        18. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          That was thuggish

        19. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So that confirms Pickford should be off as well?! Same tackle if not worse

        20. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is that a 3 game ban for Richarlison?

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            will be

          2. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Should be a 10-game ban if anything.

        21. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Everton will never win anything. Awful club. Shameless.

        22. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mane kicked out at Mina just behind though, let's see if that's checked.

        23. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Does that make Hamez nailed on pens

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Siggy

        24. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Has Richarlison noticed he's been sent off?