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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. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Dermot should be a politician....excellent at saying lots but actually nothing at all

  2. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    KDB and Bruno to Mane and Grealish -4?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      KDB possibly out for 2 weeks. Let's wait till after Manu game. You have Salah or not?

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Even Peter Walton critical of that Pickford decision. Blimey

  4. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Will there be an explanation as to why Pickford wasn’t given a red card and how the decision was offside? Still waiting on it

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

      There's already explanations

      Var bottled the red card as it could have been given within the rules

      Offside ones are offside because they use the shoulder instead of armpit now, as of this week it looks like

      1. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        They didn't check the red apparently as too focus on the offside... bunch of bollocks!

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

          Cop out for sure

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      They are saying because it wasn’t reckless or with intent to injure (which it was, although hard to prove intent but it was definitely reckless) so the VAR deemed that the call on the field was correct and no red card...the offside I have no idea. I’m a Chelsea fan and Liverpool got robbed.

      Watching football is starting to suck...

  5. Pratik
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Folks, what are the chances of a retrospective ban on Pickford? (non fpl related)

    1. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Don't think so as it wasn't intentional

    2. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      He deserves it

    3. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      fouls are most of the time not intentional, but reckless

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

    Just wondering has anyone paid the money to watch Chelsea vs Saints?

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

      Nope on general principle. Pure greed im already paying a subsciption

      1. Jernau M Gurgeh
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        watching it on Cyfo streams

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          Shhhh

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      *crickets*

    3. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      It is almost free in India.

    4. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      It’s very odd that in Canada I have more access to the games all in one place than I did when I visited England two years ago

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

        same here in Germany 😀

  7. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Feels rough as somebody who brought in Mane this week for free. If that goal standed, he would've got 3 baps right?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      *stood

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        I

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          *Then there's Grammerly 🙂

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      The BAPs make no sense this week.

  8. George James
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Does Reece James come on?

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

      He didnt last time Azpi played

  9. 2OLEgend
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      TAA set to drop and Robertson to rise. TAA - > Robertson tonight before price rise/fall?

      1. Sedemuda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        I'm keeping. Unlucky to Pickford's best two saves would have been a goal & assist for Trent.

        1. 2OLEgend
            6 days, 12 hours ago

            If I switch today I would be able to do Podence to Grealish as well. Still hold?

            1. Sedemuda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 12 hours ago

              In that case I'd go for it. Grealish has some good fixtures.

      2. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        When Jorginho loses his starting spot? Thought that Kante and Kovacic are ahead of him...

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 11 hours ago

          Nah. Jorginho is class

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        Absolute nightmare season. Took Werner out yesterday ..... he probably hasn't finished his scoring points yet today.

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 11 hours ago

          Great move allowing his price fall over the IV before pulling the trigger too

      4. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        As predicted - more Werner points

      5. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Aguero just put his arm around the female linesperson neck and no action taken, seriously wtf?

      6. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

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

        :,-)

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          How do you do emojis ffs I’m hopeless - crying laughter face

          1. GreenPL
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Search Wordpress emojis

      8. GreenPL
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Bale has to score from there

      9. james 101
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Lovely little move

        Pity he didn’t finish

      10. GreenPL
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        3-3

      11. Crouch Potato
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Looking forward to watching Rodrigo, could be one for the future.