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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
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    A draw isn't a bad result for Everton

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Not bad at all

  2. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    DCL season keeper?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Half a season at least.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      At this rate, why not.

    3. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 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 Year
    12 months, 4 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
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

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

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison red

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      DCL triple-rise.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      You yellow

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        😀

  5. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richa RC

  6. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison red

  7. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richa RC

  8. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

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

  9. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    regrettably removed Hames in my WC gw3.

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      dude it's only 4 points

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        Means overall in general i bet

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 4 days ago

          Yea overall I mean.

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Did you get Richa?

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        Nope, got DCL.

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 4 days ago

      He only got 4 points today relax

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

    Oh boy

  11. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    James on Pens 😎 now

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

      Nope Siggy on

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      😎

  12. Adetro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Straight red, Richarlison

  13. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richa red card

  14. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richalison is off to a 3 week vacation.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Needed a rest

  15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison owners 🙁

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    GET OUT OF THE PITCH BRAZILIAN CLOWN!!!!

  17. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Rodriguez on pens!!

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

      Isn’t Siggy on

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

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

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Rich Red

  19. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

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

    POS.

  20. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Horrible tackle

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

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

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        Aye, good not to be stubborn about it

    2. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Started post covid with DCL was one of my worst

  22. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    LiVARpool gives Richa RC

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Clear RC

  23. George James
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Reece James 1 pointer confirmed 🙁

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 4 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
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Sold for Chilwell

  24. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    That was thuggish

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

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

  26. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Is that a 3 game ban for Richarlison?

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      will be

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Should be a 10-game ban if anything.

  27. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Everton will never win anything. Awful club. Shameless.

  28. F4L
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

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

  29. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Does that make Hamez nailed on pens

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Siggy

  30. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Has Richarlison noticed he's been sent off?