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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
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    A draw isn't a bad result for Everton

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Not bad at all

  2. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    DCL season keeper?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Half a season at least.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      At this rate, why not.

    3. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours 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
      7 days, 13 hours 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
        7 days, 13 hours ago

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

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Richarlison red

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        DCL triple-rise.

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        You yellow

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          😀

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Richa RC

    • Right In The Stanchion
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Richarlison red

      • Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Richa RC

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

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

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        regrettably removed Hames in my WC gw3.

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          dude it's only 4 points

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Means overall in general i bet

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

              Yea overall I mean.

        2. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Did you get Richa?

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Nope, got DCL.

        3. ivantys
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            He only got 4 points today relax

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Oh boy

        5. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          James on Pens 😎 now

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Nope Siggy on

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            😎

        6. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Straight red, Richarlison

        7. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Richa red card

        8. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Richalison is off to a 3 week vacation.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Needed a rest

        9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Richarlison owners 🙁

        10. dshv
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          GET OUT OF THE PITCH BRAZILIAN CLOWN!!!!

        11. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Rodriguez on pens!!

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Isn’t Siggy on

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

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

        12. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Rich Red

        13. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

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

          POS.

        14. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Horrible tackle

        15. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

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

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

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

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

              Aye, good not to be stubborn about it

          2. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Started post covid with DCL was one of my worst

        16. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          LiVARpool gives Richa RC

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Clear RC

        17. George James
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Reece James 1 pointer confirmed 🙁

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 13 hours 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
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Sold for Chilwell

        18. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          That was thuggish

        19. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

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

        20. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Is that a 3 game ban for Richarlison?

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            will be

          2. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Should be a 10-game ban if anything.

        21. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Everton will never win anything. Awful club. Shameless.

        22. F4L
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

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

        23. Teriyaki 69
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Does that make Hamez nailed on pens

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Siggy

        24. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Has Richarlison noticed he's been sent off?