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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. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    So unfair for liverpool

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

      From Pickford not going off to that yet people will still say livarpool. Serious investigation needed there

  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    They seemed to do the line from the outside of Mane's arm rather than his armpit.

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

      This

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

      Honestly, every time I see it's changing. It's just so erratic.

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

      Did that for the Van Dijk penalty thing as well for some reason, otherwise that would have been onside too

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

      The van Dijk penalty was even worse. They didn't even draw the line from the last defenders foot because it was partially obscured

    5. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      They seem to have changed the point where they check now. It's the arm and no longer the armpit according to this tweet

      https://twitter.com/dalejohnsonespn/status/1317431071261249536?s=21

  3. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    That's not offside.

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

    Digne, Rodriguez, DCL and Salah owner 😀

    Could be 24 from 4.

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

      Nice

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Corrupt VAR officials again. Clearly onside. Absolute disgrace.

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

      It’s just not enjoyable anymore. Can’t even celebrate an obvious goal these days. 2 points robbed for liverpool

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

        When are these VAR officials going to be investigated? It's blatant corruption. Everyone can see from the replay that Mane is not offside.

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    EVARTON

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

    You can get 17/1 on Spurs winning the PL this season.

    With Liverpool’s defensive woes that is well worth an each way punt surely?

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

      Did spurs not lose to Everton?

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Does that automatically mean that they can't finish above Everton then ?

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

        I’m sure they will drop more points as the season progresses but they have impressed me and I feel they made good signings giving some squad depth which might get em over the line.

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

      Villa's year. 😛

      1. villa_til_i_die
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        But I like this shout better!!

    3. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Yep that’s a good shout!

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Great value . I was having the very same conversation with a work colleague this week.

  8. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    That was almost as good to watch as a Nations League game.

  9. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Good game to start the weekend after the int game

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

    I'm so happy that we will not see liVARpool this season. Last season was complete puke

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

      So you prefer watching corrupt and cheating football matches?

  11. ivantys
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      As much as I don't want pool to win, they were totally robbed today by VAR.

    • Wizard of Ozil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Never Fing offside. VAR is a total joke!!!!!!!

    • boc610
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      football RIP

      rules for rules sake, absolute joke

    • GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Fuming.

    • rnrd
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      I’m so tired of VAR

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Would have loved that to be a JRod assist DLC goal... the drama! Oh, well!

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

        Or a JRod assisit DCL goal... not picky! 😉

    • bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Liverpool and West brom, the most goals conceaded.

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

        Brewster(C) next gw

    • BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Bye bye Trent you useless oaf

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

        This

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

        Could have hauled big today.gine margins

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

          Fine*

        2. BigBillyBass
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Pointless comment

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Salah - Digne - Hamez - DCL owners rise your hands

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

        Can Salah Robbo James DCL owners join the party?

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

          Yep congrats 🙂

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

        Almost mane and Pickford here obvs not as great as Digne but still decent

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Where is the thaf silly guy Ibrox? Bet Hames non-owners are feeling stupid now missing those big 4 pts lmfao

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        That*

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

          What did he say?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            That Hames is essential and anyone that doesn't own him is a casual haha

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        IRBOX!!

    • GOATMEAT
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        How the f is that offside? What's the point of having VAR if you don't know how to use it? Robbed 3 points

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Everton are going to win the League

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

          A few injuries would put paid to their chances.

          Can't be relying on Bernard, Iwobi, Siggy etc. I don't even know who the back up to DCL is. Tosun?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Ignore him mate, the lad is losing his mind.

          2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Well liVARpool is in pole position with injuries, not Everton. They playing 3 years in a row without substitutions

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          That would be amazing. I'm for that!

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        So defenders line is the armpit but attackers is outside of shoulder?

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

          They don't know what they're doing.

      • Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Manes feet were clearly onside. What part of his body was offside??????? Tip of an elbow. Bollocks

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        no bonus for Mane/Salah?

        1. ivantys
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Nope

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

          Which poor souls have Richarlison?

        3. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          What a game

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

          Who decides that being offside. A computer or a person? If the latter it needs some explanation

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

            The latter

        5. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          What a disgrace. That wasn't clear and obvious in any way. Regardless of wether it was offside or not, it definetely wasn't clear and obvious.

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

            Clear and obvious doesn't apply to offside. That is binary.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

              You are missing the point. VAR should only overturn a decision IF it was CLEAR and OBVIOUS. Read the rules mate 🙂

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

            It’s either offside or not. Even if it’s a 1 cm offside, it can be considered clear and obvious as it doesn’t involve judgement (assuming the system is fully accurate).

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

              Read my reply above.

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                That rule doesn’t apply to offside, it applies to other decisions. Offside is given regardless of how close it was; that is the rule.

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 12 hours ago

                  I don’t agree with it by the way, I think there should be a very small threshold rather 0mm but that’s how it is based on the current rules.

                  1. Klaren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    Rather than*

                2. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 12 hours ago

                  It does apply to offside

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

                    Read the rules. Don’t try to deny something that’s blatantly obvious. It does not apply to offside, period.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 9 hours ago

                      Send me a link then. I'd be happy to read it.

        6. Zlatan approves
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          I have none of JRod or DCL but im still happy with Salah and Robbo pts