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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. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Of course Digne hauls the first time I bench him in weeks. Have Mitchell and Egan starting. Chances of one not getting minutes?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Egan possibly

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      mitchell won;t play i guess

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah, good chance of both not playing actually!

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Never bench Digne...

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Why bench a 6m defender?

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Because when I did play him he did sweet FA and I had Mitchell on the bench getting assists. Hames has taken over a lot of set pieces and Liverpool were always going to score in this one.

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Benched Digne also.

      It almost looked like a great move conceding goals, but did not think he would get +3 BAPS even with a measly assist.

      Hope Mitchell doesn't play.

  2. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Surely Salah 3 bonus?

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      None

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      No chance

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      not even one

  3. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    With Richa banned who'll take the pens for EVE?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Either Siggy or Hamez probably

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      DCL has a shout imo

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Surely DCL with him being early golden boot contender?

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Could be Keane or Siggy or Hamez?

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Siggy might be starting given Gomes’ performance.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Yep...Gomes was awful.

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Do you think Werner (c) outperforms Salah (c) this GW?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes but can't complain with a Salah goal

    3. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      No

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably equal, 1 goal

  5. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Digne 3 assists in 5.. Racking them up.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Baps whenever he assists..

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    As a Son captainer I’ll take that from Salah (for now)!

    Now cmon Havertz, do me proud kid. Outscore / match Pulisic and Werner and it’s happy days here

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Here we go... Werner masterclass incoming. Brace yourselves sellers

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    How bad were Coleman & VVD injuries were ??

    Visibly of course

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Coleman came back too early... not sure about VVD

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Impossible to tell right now, hamstring pulls vary, and depends if VVD has damaged ligaments or not

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks

    3. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Coleman not bad( muscle
      VanDijk maybe worse (knee

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        May need to get rid of Taa

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      They both walked off fwiw

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Always a good sign

        Thanks !

  9. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Well that's my eight point hit out of the way from two Pool players! Let's go with the rest!

  10. Ashante'Kotoko
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Sorry lads but Trent/Robertson double up has just been silly this season

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Even one has been silly

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        For me yea but can't say that people are sensitive lol

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

      So far yes but two home games next
      Hope vvd is ok

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Yessir I'd hold for Sheffield game ofc

    3. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Captain hindsight, Where did you come from?

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Future

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

      Robertson just got 6 pts and Trent could’ve had 2 goals and 2 assists. Not to mention it was against the team top of the league.

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        They are great and can explode no doubt about that don't get me wrong it's just too much money

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

          Rodriguez only got 4 pts but he’s considered essential despite costing more?

    5. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      I’m overjoyed ti own Roberston, dunno what ya talking abooooooot

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Robertson looked lively tho can't argue with that

    6. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Same start as last year. Definetely keeping TAA for the next two

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Wish you luck:)

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

    With 5 players and Salah C I am on 11k now.

    I'll enjoy it for a few minutes more haha

  12. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Digne 7 points on for KDB. Glad I didn't sell him for a hit but he probably plays now knowing my season so far...

    1. Mweene
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Selling TAA for him in week 2 has definitely paid off.

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      KDB not worth it right now anyways

  13. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    What a start! Just missing Mane and Digne, but I'll take my points from Robbo, Salah, James and DCL!

    PULI TIME!!!

    1. Latetotheparty
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Yessir

  14. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    So, are people happy with Salah (c) points today?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      If i capped i wouldn’t be

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

      Very
      Any return from a c this gameweek is success

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Meh

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Happy with any captain return. Not greedy

    5. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep. As a non captainer

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      As an owner but son captainer - definitely as it stands

    7. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      after first half performance i am happy.

  15. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    football is dead.

  16. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Wow DCL was 2.24m high.

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      reminded me of CR7's header vs Sampdoria. DCL has really been training those legs hard for sure.

      1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        He jumped with 2 foots at the same time which is more difficult, Ronaldo jumps with one foot usually.

  17. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Salah did very little in that game bar the goal, Mane looked much better as he often does! Was set on getting Salah but Mane might be the shrewder pick of the two!

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      0.4m difference as well

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Yet Salah has looked better all the games before. How one game changes this

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

        ? Mane has looked better in every game he played decides Leeds

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Pens a big factor bro

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        certainly a factor but can see Mane kicking on from here and he's cheaper plus a huge differential if he does outscore Salah in coming GWs...need to think about it!

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      yeah but pens, that's an extra 4-5 goals from now till the end of the season.

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

      That's Salah for 4 years
      Don't understand why people are still surprised

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        yeah he can play poorly and still haul tbf but I just really like Mane's ownership!

  18. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Come onnnn Pulisic

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

      Yesssss let's go

  19. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Livefpl broken? It's showing my name but a completely different team than mine

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      id please

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        It's embarrassing to reveal my team with my rank but here you go

        326829

        Cheers Ragabolly

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          Not sure why it's showing a different team, working on it..

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            Thanks mate, appreciated

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

              Can you try again now? Thanks for letting me know!

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Working now! Thanks again and cheers for building livefpl! Such a great tool!!

  20. Pies Have Come
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    I spotted one of Mane's afros offside. R.I.P. the football that we used to know...

  21. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    How was this offside? I'm at the point of getting tired of beeing angry at it

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Because they changed the rules

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      It wasn't offside

    3. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      It's not offside atball

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        At all*

  22. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Can a VAR decision be appealed post-match? (I'll look it up) Is the protocol/process the same as appealing a referee decision?

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Gonna be sad if Werner finally scores after getting burned by him for 4 weeks.

    Made worse if Havertz and Son (my main replacement w the funds) blank too

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Son won’t, but Havertz is dodge

  24. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Trent will be below Robbo in price at this rate

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Is in woeful Harry Maguire like form atm

      1. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Henderson popping up more on the rw than him

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          Yup, and has lost his usual larger share of set pieces when crossing

  25. boc610
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    former ref David Elleray is largely responsible for all this VAR rule nonsense. id love to hear him come out and explain himself. whats the logic to all this?

    the game we love is fast becoming a laughing stock because something that could be great , like VAR, is being so poorly used

  26. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    How many baps for Salah?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Zero

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      zero point zero

  27. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    So who’s gonna buy DCL. United for 90mil?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      He probably wants to stay at a team that could win the league

    2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Negotiating for 3 months then buying Rondon from chinese league.

  28. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Any injury experts have any idea what sort of injury VVD may have and how long that will mean he’s out for?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      you can rupture your ACL and just walk about like normal forever. Just going to have to wait on a scan.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Not an expert but too early to say, even if he did walk off the pitch that doesn't necessarily mean he's okay

    3. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Looked pretty bad. He was walking but damn it looked like hypertension

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah, made my blood pressure go up too!

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

      This was a classic hyperextension as seen in a torn cruciate ligament.
      Cartilage damage is also often the order of the day here. I hope that was well translated. I am German.

  29. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    FFS how has Salah not got a bap!!!!

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Full backs putting in crosses seem to be bap magnets. James got one for Chelsea at WBA somehow

  30. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Got rid of Werner on a -12 (don't ask). So ready for the hat-trick.

    1. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 mins ago

      That's GOTTA hurt!