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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
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    wow how is that offside?

    1. Peteex
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

    Lol this is not offside var lol

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

    Uh oh lol

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

    Wowwwwww

  5. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Joke VAR.

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

    What the heck is going on

    That’s onside

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

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

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

    No way!

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

    His armpit hairs were offside.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Micro meters

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

      No

  10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Yes yes yes no liVARpool anymore !!!!

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

    AHHH

  12. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Serious investigation needed there. Clear onside

  13. Marvin the Great
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Football is dead.

  14. delux
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    ahahaha

  15. Right In The Stanchion
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Armpit hair offside

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

    Lol!!

    That is all

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    OMG the ultimate troll of VAR

  18. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    LiVARpool getting a cheeky taste of their own medicine

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

    Yikes

  20. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Offside VAR?

  21. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    What is this...

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

    Digne owners rejoice 😀

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

      😎

  23. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Ouch! So close!

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

    LOLOL HOW IS THAT OFFSIDE?

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

    Thickness of a shirt, crazy!

  26. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Lmao can't believe that's ruled out.

  27. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Pubic hair offside

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

    lmao Mane owners robbed

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

    That will be the point that wins Everton the title

  30. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Definition of pickford