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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Henderson was annoyingly advanced today. Getting in Salah and Trent's space.

  2. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    How much will Richarlison out for 3 weeks effect EVE?

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

      Badly but possibly positive for fpl prospects of DCL and James since he tends to shoot more often than pass.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Fingers crossed then. Have DCL and James. Would be a shame for EVE though, with starting so well.

  3. aborg
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Officials must explain to us why the hell that was offside!! Purely no logic to this

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      The technology can measure it to a finer degree than the human eye can. If he’s a millimetre offside, he’s offside.

      1. Flynniesta
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Technology sometimes can be an arse

      2. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        This is so not true.

        Technology can only work as well as the people behind it. If someone does not know the rules, or wants to cheat on purpose, technology is powerless.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Didn’t say I agreed with it. He asked for the logic. That’s the logic.

  4. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Digne 3
    Robbo 2
    Keane 1

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Love Digne

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Nearly bench him

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Nearly sold him.

  5. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    roberston is a kunty player and should have been sent off for his tackle off the ball after he got pushed, so all in all justice

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      will be banned for 3 games if PL officials don't let biases get in their way

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

      How is that justice?

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

        Just the anti-Liverpool brigade can’t accept Var being wrong against Liverpool

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

      Not sure about the level of impact and so the color of the card but should have definitely got a card for that.

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    How long you reckon DCL can keep this up?

    1. BarryManilows
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Up to end of November

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      all season? His all round performance has been unreal, hold up play, heading, finishing.

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Hating these new match schedules, I have one player left today and thats Bruno at 2000 tonight...
    Super saturday? More like snooze saturday

    PL getting slowly ruined

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

      Really? So it's not worth watching great games because you don't own the players? lol

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        No, the games are too spread out. 1500 on a Sat should have at least 3 games playing, and Monday night games? No I dont like that at all

  8. BarryManilows
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    You can clearly see he was offside what are people watching.

    1. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Think you should be on the Fantasy Fishing site

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Digne 3
    Robbo 2
    Keane 1

    1. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Final?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Yep
        Salah 4th in the list but a few away

  10. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    so who lost Pickford or Adrian?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Pickford got away with so much today.

      1. stat sifter 888888
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        He always does, very good save from Matip tbf.

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

      Probably a draw, equally terrible as always.

  11. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    BAPS

    Digne 3
    Robertson 2
    Keane 1

    1. BarryManilows
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Salah should have some

    2. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Final or prelim?

    3. 2OLEgend
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      ridiculous

    4. ivantys
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      And this is why forwards are better, the goals they scored are more likely to get bonuses compared to mf.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Robbo's excellent

  12. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    I'm not a always a fan of klopp but great to see him and Ancelotti today.

    A lot of managers would have lost the plot with those decisions.

  13. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    That offside though...ridiculous!

    1. 2OLEgend
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Well, he was offside. Don't see the problem?

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

        Well, he wasn’t offside.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          He was. Marginal, but offside.

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            Make that VERY marginal.

  14. GAMBIT
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    I feel like football isn't as enjoyable anymore

    1. 2OLEgend
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I enjoyed that game pretty much

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Me too.

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Time to get behind an absolutely massive sofa for this Chelsea game after selling Werner this week

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Hihgly doubt he scores, werent they even considering signing another striker already lol? Showing confidence in Werner xD

      1. stat sifter 888888
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Why would they sign another striker when they already have Tammy and Giroud? Need another winger/CB more likely lol.

  16. Plant Based Footballer
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Lee Betts. The VAR assistant today was Lee Betts. No red for Pickford, wrong side of Henderson goal, literally nothing else of consequence to do the whole game and bungled it.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Lee Betts on Everton i suspect

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      lol, Mane and Robbo could've been off. Mane was clearly off side, harsh but off side. Pickford one is strange depends on people's interpretation of the rules

      1. Marvin the Great
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Clearly offside?

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          if its offside its offside. You can say it's ridiculous that 0.2cms counts as offside when you gain no advantage as the attacker, but it's clear cut. At least there's no subjectivity with the rule.

          1. KICKandRUSH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            Yep. Right logic. But it wasn't offside.

      2. Plant Based Footballer
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        It's "head, body, or foot" to be offside. Arms or shoulder of the arm don't count. So you better be pretty sure that Mane's upper torso was past Mina's foot.

      3. Plant Based Footballer
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        I missed 15 minutes so I didn't see what Robertson did. My hyperbole about the VAR guy sounded better though, right?

  17. Andre W
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Don't like Liverpool but they got robbed today

  18. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Lol went with Richarlison over DCL.
    Went great.

    1. stat sifter 888888
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I made that mistake GW2 and was only able to correct it last week lol. Feel for ya lad.

  19. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Thanks Rich. Every time I own you you do it

  20. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Hilarious to see Liverpool fans moaning about VAR who has been their sleeping partner for months on end.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Any stats to back it up?

      1. Marvin the Great
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Of course not.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Sleeping partner 🙄

  21. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    They really have ruined football with these rule changes in the past few years. Can we just go back to crappy overweight referees?

  22. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Everton top 4 this season

  23. Seanigula
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Richarlison owners deserve that for owning such a pathetic player

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      No offence to anyone but going Rich over DCL was an odd decision to say the least

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        You look at Rich’s career stats and he never been more than mediocre

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    LiVARpool era might be over. But more likely they just let a few decisions go the other way as to not make it as obvious as last season.

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      stats don’t back that up...but we all know you just post so we have someone to laugh at

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I post to weed out the salty delusional pool supporters

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Deluded that they have just won the CL and EPL title in back to back years? How long will it be until another team does that? Their fans will be just fine...and a draw against Everton away and beating Arsenal and Chelsea in their first 5 games is quite nice

  25. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Loserpool fans moaning about VAR. Stuff of dreams.

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I didn’t realize this had 6 million players until I looked at your OR 🙂

  26. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Magnus watch - 23 from 4
    Captain still in play (Kane)

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/5

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      who cares?

      1. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        not you!

  27. hogree
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Owning Richarlison has been unbelievably painful

  28. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Who's on EVE Pens now? DCL or JROD?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Big Dom Cal

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Siggy is still no1.
      Might get starts now while Rich is suspended

  29. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    That’s a terrible decision. But I do love seeing Liverpool get done over.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Amen

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      No surprises. Quality football hasn't been a Utd value since Fergie

  30. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Corrupt VAR

    Robbed me off 12 points

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Bro
      Pool lost points.
      Look at the positive 🙂

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Agree, you guys may get within 25pts of them by the end now