Dugout Discussion

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. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Got two FTs. Who are priorities to burn

    I’m thinking one of Chelsea mids. One of pool defenders. Maupay

    Martinez
    Trent. Lamptey. Dallas. Kwp. Robbo
    Salah. Havertz. Pulisic. Son. Grealish
    Maupay. Dcl. Brew

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      For chilwell. Klich. Kane

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      ditch taa i think

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Taa & havertz

      After that
      Maupay

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    As a TAA, Robertson and Salah C owner, the only upside of this game so far is that Liverpool are not winning.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Exactly

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Owning good players is such an outdated strategy

  3. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone know if Brosstan captained Firmino?

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

      Hope so.

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Salah to Zaha

  5. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Have exact funds for TAA, Jimenez to Chilwell, Kane (-4). No brainer eh?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Aye

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If Spurs had no games left.

  6. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    On paper my team was amazing for this week - I had visions of a 100 point week

    I’m currently wondering whether I’ll get to 30 points

    This game...

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I genuinely had finally thought I was in for a good gw2 this week. I was certain. I’m still in single digits after 5 played inc captain.

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You're not on your own mate. Same here. Just keep the faith, our time will come.

  7. aborg
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Why are Liverpool and Man City finding it so hard to score goals this season?? I just can’t understand what went so wrong.

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The other teams are stopping them. Game of 22 players and all that.

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      same here but more concern on city

    3. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I genuinely think fatigue is setting in for teams that play their first XI in Europe in midweek. With no proper pre-season, these teams have to play twice all the way until January, and beyond.

      Could be time to invest in the best non-European teams, Spurs, Everton, Leeds, Wolves etc..

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wolves look rubbish aswell.

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          they'll come good I think. Started slow last year as well.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Wolves is exactly the same as last year imo

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Everton especially should massively benefit from no Europe

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Hmm yeah. Very good chance for them to go for the title this year

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Slowly beginning to believe they can, PL top teams not what they were

      3. aborg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks for that insight. This could very possibly be the reason

      4. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Fatigue, ffs. they are supposed to be professional athletes. Its no too much to ask them to play 2 games of football a week

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          yep that's the way it is though. Games are so intense nowadays that recovery time afterwards is important, you struggle with that if you're playing twice a week.

        2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Fatigue is for rugby league players and cyclists and rowers. Not premier league footballers.

      5. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Spurs are in europe but this time they got a better second squad to use at europe

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          yep. Was massive to see Mourinho willing to basically start a second XI last Thursday, made getting in Kane an absolute priority for me.

  8. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Time to let go TAA? Surely the game plan has change from klopp so Arnold dont going foward too much

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think the strategy this year is have a dead team because anything can happen

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Welcome to three weeks ago

  9. Third Eye Vision
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Everyone in the studio agrees it was a penalty. VAR has done its job again.

  10. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Currently on 3 from 5 including captain. Anyone worse?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      WTF

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Including captain?? How many hits did u take?

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        One. Taa, Robertson and Salah still playing so it will change but still.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ah ok

    3. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      5 from 4 Inc captain. Dear me

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      7 from 5. Harrison Reed third on my bench is my top scorer

    5. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If you need any Valium after the game give me a shout

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

    Sheffield United's ceiling really is 2 goals

  12. Dreaming of glory
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Taa owner

    Think its a pen unfortunately. Was hoping for a haul tonight too fs but now facing up to selling him. Did last year around this time then he pulled that 20pt v Leicester and brought him back for season so gave him every chance this year

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      im still thinking to ditch because less cross from arnold this season and he doesnt seem to going foward too much

  13. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This game week like 2020 should be banished from the history books.

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane captain looks an easy one for next week

      1. Pasqualinho
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I’ll probably join you - but it’s far from a no-brainier. Brighton can shut up shop when they need to.

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        More likely Salah (c)

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Nothing looks easy this season

    • Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nicely set up for a Kane Haul

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      As a Salah captain here the only positive is he's not injured.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        If he was injured, might be a blessing in disguise and force me to finally use the WC!

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Everyone talking about a Kane haul. Not happening

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Pope masterclass incoming

        2. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          No one talked about Kane .... Yet

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Unfortunately you're probably right

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Think I'm gonna give this game a break for 2 weeks.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Just need to try to take it not so seriously and enjoy it

          The variance is so big at the moment you can play great and still do very very badly

      • JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Any thoughts on these moves? I have the exact funds for TAA + Ings > Chilwell + Kane. 2FT 0.7ITB

        Don’t like moving early but needs must.

        Martinez
        TAA* Saiss Lamptey
        Salah(c) Son Grealish Pulisic
        DCL Ings* Jimenez

        (Steer Bissouma KWP Taylor)

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Wait

      • Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Can someone explain something to me
        Fab wins the balls and at half time I am listening to “experts” say he gets him with his trailing leg so it’s a penalty. When did this game become non contact it’s bs,the art of tackling at all will be removed from the game soon.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          And of course a stone wall Chelsea penalty earlier is ignored. Bs and inconsistency.

        2. CravenA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Kinda agree with you but think the Laws of the game say something like 'non-contact sport in which contact is inevitable'. Meaning ref has decide if an inevitable contact was fair.

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        If Kane hauls Lord help us

      • Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank God for Bamford this GW. My hero.

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        How's Brewster doing?

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Probably touched the ball twice.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            That bad, uh?

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I got him to play against Ful. He was always going to sit on the bench for 5/6 weeks if bad fixtures. See how he does for awhile and see if he might be worth a first 11 spot against some weaker opposition.

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I guess you're right

      • pkrjoe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Can someone please explain to me how liverpool goal aint offside?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Because it isn't ._. How do i explain it

        2. Supertrooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Can you please explain why you think it is offside?

          1. pkrjoe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Isnt firminho offside when mane heads the ball?

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

              Nope, he is behind mane when mane heads the ball = no offside

          2. pkrjoe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Please forget that I ever asked

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        One more week and I'm gonna let Robbo slip into the sea.

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Anyone Son captain besides me? feeling good about it?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Kane here

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            fair enough, will probably haul

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              And i hope Son hauls too because he still in my squad

              1. Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yeah, Kane was then logical choice, I have only Son

        2. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I have Son (C), but think Kane will outscore him.

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            mostly true, but Kane haul should probably be Son semi-haul, which is still okay 😀

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Yupyup they assist each other a lot

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Which is exactly why it's a good idea to have them both. That principle goes right back to Shearer and Sutton.

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Indeed

        3. Kaneyonero
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          TC Kane

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jimenez and TAA out
        Kane and (5.4) in?

        Any recomendations for 4.9 - 5.2 defs?

        1. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Keane

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Cheers, good call

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ayling, the West Ham fullbacks, Keane, Konsa.

      • ivantys
          1 month, 1 day ago

          damn that was close

        • Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Liverpool with inverted fullbacks now

        • ivantys
            1 month, 1 day ago

            why is robbo on the right

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Fullbacks are playing inverted 😛 very weird

            2. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Teams change ends at half time.