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Alisson returns for Liverpool as Klopp starts Salah, Mané, Firmino and Jota

Liverpool have been handed a much-needed boost at the back for their Gameweek 6 meeting with Sheffield United.

With Virgil van Dijk‘s (£6.4m) long-term injury still fresh in Jurgen Klopp’s mind, he welcomes back first-choice goalkeeper Alisson (£5.9m) from his shoulder problem.

It is a first start since Gameweek 3 for the Brazilian, Liverpool giving up nine goals in two matches during his absence.

That development is sure to be music to the ears of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) owners, who sit in 35.6% and 19% of team respectively.

However, there is arguably even more exciting news further up the pitch for Liverpool, as this week’s most captained player worldwide Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) could well be handed a centre-forward role.

Diogo Jota (£6.3m) has been welcomed into the starting line-up for a rare foray into a 4-2-3-1 formation, which also features Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) and Sadio Mané (£12.0m).

It has been some time since we have seen Klopp shape his troops in this way, but the last time a fourth attacking midfielder was added to the team, Firmino was handed a number 10 role behind Salah.

Meanwhile, interest in Sheffield United assets continues to wane, with Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) the only player owned by more than 7% for Gameweek 6.

He starts against his former club, paired with Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) up-front.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Gomez, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; J Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, D Jota; Salah.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Berge, Lundstram, Baldock; Brewster, McBurnie.

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1,292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Blanlah

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Real life feeling: phew we really ground that out. Definitely outplayed them but they didn’t make it easy and VAR sucks a$s

    FPL feeling: aarrfgghhhgggghhhh. Most frustrating match. Salah (C) robbed of a haul!!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      12 men of Everton, 12 men of Sheffield ... how long does this go on?

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I own Kane and Son and think I want them both to blank.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nahhh ownership not that peak

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Depending on rank, possible you'd want Kane to blank. But not the case with Son

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Over to you Kane and Son.....

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Along with Saiss Jimmy and DCL..... probably 10 points between them with the way this weeks going

  5. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Blanklah

  6. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    what even is this season. I'm on like 250 points I actually don't think I can remember ever being this bad?!

    I mean realistically I may as well not bother because I'm not even gonna make 100k am I?!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sure you can, BGWs and DGWs are a massive rank booster

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You can make Top 100k. But it will be difficult. Your GW 10 rank is actually quite a good predictor of your end rank.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Really doubt this is true

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It's really not.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You can make it, I was 1.5m at Xmas last season and finished 80k, huge gains to be made with chips, blank and double gameweeks

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Im on 259 points. Think the only way to come back from this is going differensials and pray.

    5. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’m with you. I think I’m on something like 270 points and it’s my worst ever start. I think we just need to accept this is a very strange season so far where results have been extremely unpredictable.

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I captained Mane which has shot me up from 2M to 1.6M but I’m used to always being in the top 100k so why am I even bothering anymore. To much like hard work this year!

  7. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    That was by far the worst refereeing job I’ve seen since ... oh the Everton game last week. Absolutely shocking all round.

  8. aborg
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    The only time I decide to captain Salah so far !

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      So, it was you who broke him.

  9. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Captaining Salah in those kind of fixtures will win in the long run

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      #keep believing

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep, unlucky tonight

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep its just the dark side of probability

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Word

  10. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah could have played another 90 minutes tonight and still wouldn't have scored... pathetic!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He did score. And hit the post. And should’ve had a penalty with a proper ref.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        So what you're saying is Salah scored a hatrick tonight and I was watching a completely different game in which he blanked 🙂

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I’m saying he was unlucky and the referee took a bung.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yep just not his night and on another occasion could easily have had that hatrick!

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What a ridiculous comment

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What game did you watch?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        The game in which Salah failed to score against one of the poorest teams in the league and let all his owners down...

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He hit the post, had a great goal marginally ruled out for offside and was unlucky with others too. It happens. Stop embarrassing yourself.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You can make all the excuses you like for Salah but it still doesn't change the fact that he finished the game with a blank mate.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              No of course not. But there's nothing pathetic about that. Get over it.

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Of course it's pathetic for a player of his qualities not to score and given the amount of chances he had against SU. He's obviously on the decline and so are this Liverpool team.

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yes what a terrible player. Take him out for a hit a soon as you can! Good luck in your future FPL endeavours, with logic like yours you can't possibly fail.

                  1. Balls of Steel
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Thank you for such great advice!! However I have no intention of selling a player who's scored 6 goals in his last 6 premier league games against Westham who he plays next. In fact I'll probably captain Salah next week.

                    1. St Pauli Walnuts
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      You mean who scored 6 in 6 against them before he was in decline, pathetic and never going to score in an extra 90 mins?

                      Over and out.

                      1. Balls of Steel
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Another 90 minutes against Sheffield United, Westham will be a completely different kettle of fish.

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Give Mane his well deserved BPS

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He scored 22 bps.

      60+ = 6, 2 assists = 18, the rest of game = -2

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks, shame it doesn't count more for his tally

  12. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Sorry for destroying your Salah captain. All my captain picks this season blanks.

  13. Supertrooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mane on less bp than hemderson O_o

  14. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    18 points from 6 with captain played lol

    How did you get on?

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      22 (-4) from 4 players inc. captain.

  15. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Maupay -> ?

    A) ntonio
    B) amford

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Let the man play first. All 3 are decent picks.

  16. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    15 points from 6 including captain. Wow.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      10 from 4 and captain plus a hit so far. Great innit.

  17. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Meeeeeh, Salah captain blank.. but 22 from 4 aint too bad, hopefully Kane & son don't explode as a lot of rivals have captained.

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    11 from 6 including C any good?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ouch, thought I was not doing well will 19 from 5?

  19. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thought I was on for a big score after Bamford last night.

    Absolute mare today - Salah (c), Fernandes, Mitchell

    I own Kane and Son but neither (c) and have no idea what I want to happen??

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You are miles ahead of lost already

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        *most

      2. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Took a -8 though so still on a red arrow!

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Captain fail but 7 to go.

    Sadly need to be hitting those captains at my lowly rank 😆

  21. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Quite funny seeing pool supporters whine about refereeing after being gifted the title by VAR and the refs last season...

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Whoever gave you the opinion that you are funny?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I said it's funny not that I'm funny.. reading comprehension..

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          But you post that stuff because you think it's funny, not because you believe it. Beyond boring

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Agree but most gave made a habit of ignoring his comments now so matters little

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      They weren’t though which is statistically proven.

  22. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Southampton cleanie is essential tomorrow.

  23. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    new post

  24. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    24 -4 from 6.

  25. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    With Kun injured (again), would you ditch City assets or is it a case of don’t buy, don’t sell?
    I have Foden but don’t rate their next few fixtures

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    tempted to wc but really not sure :/ anyone wildcarded and regretted it?

    1. AlternativeB
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not really. Did it before last round. Now I'm just regretting Grealish/Wilson over Bamford/Zaha (and Salah cap today :/)