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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. ivantys
      3 months, 12 days ago

      wow how is that offside?

      1. Peteex
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Because Mane was offside. How you can't understand that when there is still picture with lines that shows it?

    • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Lol this is not offside var lol

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

      Uh oh lol

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wowwwwww

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Joke VAR.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      What the heck is going on

      That’s onside

    • grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Would love Everton to get something here but no way is that offside. Absurd.

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      No way!

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      His armpit hairs were offside.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Micro meters

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes yes yes no liVARpool anymore !!!!

    • fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      AHHH

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Serious investigation needed there. Clear onside

    • Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Football is dead.

    • delux
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      ahahaha

    • Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Armpit hair offside

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Lol!!

        That is all

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        OMG the ultimate troll of VAR

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        LiVARpool getting a cheeky taste of their own medicine

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

        Yikes

      • Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Offside VAR?

      • COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        What is this...

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Digne owners rejoice 😀

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

          😎

      • BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Ouch! So close!

      • seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        LOLOL HOW IS THAT OFFSIDE?

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thickness of a shirt, crazy!

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Lmao can't believe that's ruled out.

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Pubic hair offside

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        lmao Mane owners robbed

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

        That will be the point that wins Everton the title

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Definition of pickford