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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. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Taa and Salah c here. Tight margins

  2. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Maneeeee (c) baby

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Link says Salah eh

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Link says that’s Neils team.

  3. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Mane essential. Salah -> Mane decent move now

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      No

  4. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Couldn’t care less about that goal.

  5. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    go away mane ffs

  6. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    This season is doing my head in

  7. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    This is pure pain for triple pool with Salah C no Jota no Mane

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Dont forget Bobby

  8. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Not watching the game how is Salah looking, im really worried about if he will haul.

    I have Kane C and rival has Salah C.

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Mane (c) yes baby

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    MANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MY CAPTAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I told u i prayed for u yo. I hope u do the same 😛

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      It paid off 🙂 just need a goal now

  11. Supertrooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Mane C over Salah 😮

  12. Joey Tribbiani
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      should have captained Mane, wow

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      honestly I think after this GW, im off researching stats, just do transfers randomly.

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Stats don’t even help now

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Happy as Pool fan... but ofc TAA+Salah(c) was offside. Correct VAR though that one.

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I bet Salah doesn’t score now

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Sadio Mane! Love him!

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah go join Guaita in the rubbish bin please mate...

    • COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah > Mane -12 done

      1. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        -12 only? You should reverse it and then transfer back for -20 to make it sound cooler ...

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      The way this season is going I expect to be on minus points total next gw....

    • The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Salad straight back out. Garbage.

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      From TAA assist Mo goal to Mane assist Jota goal.
      FPL is truly trying to break us

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Imagine basing captain decisions and captain picks off well researched stats....terrible idea

    • One Nation under Marvin
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      It feels like we've had about 3 solid years of people bitching about Salah now. Dry your eyes for Pete's sake.

      1. Tony Hibbert
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Pete Burns?

    • PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      18 is average

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah(c)...

      Looking at 20 points total this GW

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Fair play to the captain sensible article for calling out that Mane was a better option than Salah

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice to see Trent back on corners

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Anyone with Mane has poor football knowledge, and has total casuals luck when it comes to FPL 🙂

      1. villa_til_i_die
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Lol!

      2. One Nation under Marvin
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks for the insight Einstein.

      3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        You got the Salty part right.

      4. Tony Hibbert
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Or they have gone for a differential to take on Salah's EO

      5. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Mane is actually a great asset when it come to FPL. Defo not a casual pick. And given his EO, he's been a brilliant differential this GW.

      6. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Calm down calm down laaaa

      7. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Sadio Mane ehh!
        Who does she play for?

    • COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane (c) hattrick tomorrow is going to be beautiful

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        He doesn’t even play tomorrow so I’d say it’s pretty unlikely

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Still 20 mins left guys. No Salah here. He’ll score for sure.