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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. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    DoUbLe LiVeRpOoL dEfEnSe iS A bAd IdEa

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Well, it is?

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes it is.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Still 85 minutes for the CS to get wiped out again

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That’s my point. Not even about the CS

    4. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Think you need to get your caps lock button sorted out

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane owners unite!!!

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

    5 players in this game and none of them involved in that 😆 typical

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

      Some were involved in the celebrations....don’t be too hard on yourself

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

    NEVER DOUBT THE REDS

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

        7-2

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

          Yet we’re still on our way to the top of the league !

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

              You’ve never even been to Liverpool mate

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

        was 0.2M off Kdb to mane differential cap.

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

        That Robbo and TAA double up guarantees at least an assist, get a clean sheet and you've hit the jackpot

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Is VAR reviewing this Pickford challenge on VVD?

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Virgil knee!

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Could be a pen

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

          Or a pencil....

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

        This will end up as a Salah pen

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pickford 😆

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

        Looks onside

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

          Fair play. Mane away from home always a shout

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Alright

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

          Nice!

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

        Liverpool as predicted dominating so far.

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Offside

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No pen

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

          Use the keyboard.....

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pickford could be gone here

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pickford is not only a terrible goalkeeper, but a thug!

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

          I dont think he intended to do that, he was just absurdly clumsy.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            That is true

      • COLLIN QUANER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Send the fraud off

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ffsssss

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pickford is crap tho tbh

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hello it's me, the guy who didn't bring in Mané for KDB... also I have Pickford

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pickford saved by the line, still dirty tackle

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What a surprise I own VVD and captained Salah!

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

        Not sure if VVD will recover from this..

      • ivantys
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No way that's offside

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

          Shouldn't pickford be getting a card at least. You don't have to be "in play" to get carded.

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

          That's a bad injury. I think he's gotta go off.

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

          Damn, feel sorry front he bloke predicting the Mané/Robbo combo.

        • Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Red card all day