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

    Did any neutrals watch the Chelsea game? Want to have non-biased opinions on how we (chelsea) played? Do you all think Frank is the right man?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think Frank and Ole are the problems with both sides. Chelsea have a good squad but the wing manager. United have half a good squad with the wrong manager. Noddy couldn’t inspire anyone. Everton are better than both sides.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Carlo is better than both managers

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Frank is the right man. If Mendy was not injured that is 4 more pts against Southampton and WBA and top 3

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      both teams seemed cautious, can’t really judge...Man Utd probably looked more dangerous at times...solid defending all around

    4. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Boring, both setup not to lose which was always gonna end up being a bore draw. I personally don't rate Lampard at all, with the money he's spent you should be smashing the league.

    5. Taff
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well organised defensively but that came at the cost of any attacking threat. For me, we showed far too much respect to a very average Utd team.

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He parked a bus against a bus. Should’ve had a penalty which would have opened it up. Very conservative given the players.

    7. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Both teams set up defensively not much to learn

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

      Yeah, stick with Frank. Still bedding the new players in, but I expect you’ll close the gap to City and Liverpool this season

    9. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      United fan but impartial. Thought Chelsea played with the handbrake on. Lack creativity. Ziyech could solve that. Werner and Havertz still look like strangers in that team.

      Lampard should be judged at the end of the season.

    10. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mendy is the story of the game. With Kepa in goal, MU wins 4-0 today.

      Chelsea had an ok game. The play of Chilwell and Reece James was not as good as expected

      The Refs denied a clear PK on Azpilicueta. Maguire did a Sumo wrests take down.

      0-0 was the least likely outcome in a crazy action packed game

  2. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    It seems as if final bonus points are slower to update in this season. Coufal just went from 28 to 23 BPS, tied with Antonio and Fabianski. Foden still misses out

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Antonio on 3BP? Wow

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’ve noticed in all the games it changes a bit after the very last game that day has finished

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    TAA Robbo and Salah all to score around 20 pts tonight so 80 pts from that combo would be the fpl dream

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't jinx it Dan

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Anti Jinx is this

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Only if 79 of it is from trent and robbo

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        😀
        I like the cut of your jib.

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes pls

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Brewster to score the first goal

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ha
        Can see this

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          😉

    5. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes please

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any Chelsea fans here? Thoughts on Zouma for the next 3 games?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes in fan team where he is 4.5m here is 5m

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      his headers are ridiculously good, hasn’t lost an aerial duel yet and has the most in Europe.

      He’s nailed as well, but I prefer chilwell for Chelsea defence cover

  5. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mo hatty now please!

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Amen

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This!!

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

    0-1
    Brewster

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      FPL game over!

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 6 days ago

        the dream.

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Id hate this for FPL, but that would be a super real life story

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        4-3 Salah and Brewster hatties

    3. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      7pts from 3 players. Have Salah (c) and TAA, hoping for a haul as ML lead has Mane (c) and is now 33pts ahead after Bamford haul last night.

    4. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mo hattie, Trent CS and at least 1 assist and i'll go to sleep a happy boy!

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I have a feeling that Pool will run riot tonight. 5-0

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

      how was that Maguire chokehold not a pen?

      Is there any excuse other than poor officiating?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Poor refereeing

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's UTD remember.

        They checked it apparently and decided holding a player down in the box wasn't clear and obvious enough to change the refs decision. Any other team It's a pen

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          😎

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Even Amey knows ... 😉

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ha
              It was a pen
              Stupid slabhead

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Martial got punched in the throat and given a red card.

          Selective memory 😉

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not hard enough

          2. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Plus that is one instance. Your devo

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              * joke decisions awarded is per game these days. Always seems to be controversy . Take them red tinted shades off and admit it GB 😉

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bias ref, bias VAR - about as clear a pen as you’ll get

      4. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Did it get VAR or was it totally missed?

    6. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is Chilwell likely to get baps?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Apparently not

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Stolen by a cheat

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Silva inspiring 3 CS in a row, would love to see that stat sifter clown who was mocking me after one mistake return. Class is permanent.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Apparently Lampard is allowing him to miss trainings and rest

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Spurs did the same with Ledley King

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agreed

      3. djoker_nole
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Its called the post christensen effect where everything else looks class. T Silva is still finished at top level

      4. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I hope that one of Lamptey, Digne or Saiss won’t show xD
        Chillyboy 1st on the bench :/
        Lesson learned deffo!

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Saiss might

        2. Kurt Zouma
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You still made the right decision, just being results orientated

      5. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Brought in Salah for free but didn't captain and now want him to blank. FPL is so weird.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Try not having him...

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          At least he's a blocker for you.

        3. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No you don't. Actually it doesnt matter for you for rank since he is 100% eo but if he scores he will rise and will be more expensive for your rivals

        4. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I flipped on C for Salah, now I will suffer for 2 hours. All the way to Monday. The C is a terrible feature for FPL

      6. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        For how long are we going to overlook Zaha? The new striker role has clearly bolstered his output even though Palace attacking is garbage.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Happy to have chosen him over Barnes

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It was Fulham

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’ll overlook all season, he’s garbage and it was only Fulham

        4. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Him, bamford I'm ignoring unwisely

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Whom to sacrifice for him is the question

        6. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          until grealish or rodriguez stop looking like good options.

        7. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Fulham sucks and kept Grealish, so I missed on Zaha

          No faith in CP scoring

        8. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I did Son > Zaha gw4 before the injury fiasco. I got Son back immediately in GW5 for kdb but keep Zaha. Happy that he's ticking along, think he's better option than Barnes or Grealish because of position and penalty. People say it was Fulham today.. but last week it was Brighton and he still got attacking return plus bonus.

      7. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Is silva nailed for Chelsea at the back? Fancy one of their defenders for the next 3 but I’m 0.1 off chilly!

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes

        2. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No

        3. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He isnt

          Lampard has already said he will manage his gametime due to his age. Expect random rests especially around CL games

      8. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 1

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        LMS EO in upcoming game

        Salah 162, TAA 46, Robbo 38

      9. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A poor 21 from 5 so far. Hoping for a masterclass from Salah (C) and Robbo now and will need Rodriguez to stay quiet (sorry) to avoid my arrow being Red I think.

        Anyone see how Pulisic played? Do I stay patient with him?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He was only spark in Chelsea team.
          I'm definitely keeping.

          I'm 10 from 4

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Cheers Amey. You should do v well tonight (I hope!) with your trio!

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I say keep pulisic barring injury, just the type to throw up a hat trick soon

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Nice one. That would be magic!

        3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I have pulisic too, and in our next fixtures he will come alive imo

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

            take this with a pinch of salt! (chelsea bias)

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Hope you’re right! Need one of these WC differential decisions to pay off!

        4. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          11 from 4players. Almost happy the way this season is going.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            How can you be happy with the way this season is going?

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              He is saying he is happy with 11 points because of the way the season is going.

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              This!

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Could easily beat mine if one player hauls!

        5. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Good score this GW depending on how many attackers used.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Maybe ur right.
            Pulisic, Grealish, Dallas, Chilwell and Martinez played

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Great start then as defenders struggling.

      10. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Haha did anyone see Ajax win 13-0 today? Who on Earth were they playing? A pub team?

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Unreal score, they weren't even a bad team. 9th in the League i believe...

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          45 shots 23 on target. wow.

        3. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Some guy got 5 goals 3 assists.. imagine if it was on FPL

      11. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If James does not start CL in the midweek, does that make him likely to play vs Burnley?

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Doesn't work like that and
          not one person on here can answer that. James is going to be a nightmare every week. Either accept the frustrating 1 pointers in the hope he has one game where he hauls or get rid for reliability

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Can't know for sure, but it should increase the chance significantly.

          Only two rest days between Krasnodar and Burnley.

      12. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        4 from 2 so far - the gameweek starts now!

        Surprised how high the average is this week currently

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Bamford and Zaha ownership.

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Dallas and Ayling too

      13. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Would you rather have McGinn or Jorginho long-term?

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          McGinn, but it’s probably close

          1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I never watch Villa games. Does he play at much more advanced positions?

      14. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I want to keep Reece James; he's arguably playing better than Azpilicueta.

        But Frank...

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He'd be great alternative to Chilwell with savings ...
          Probably par with crossing too

      15. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Salah about to increase the average by 20+ points

      16. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        TAA Captain with Robbo and Salah

        Here we go.

      17. Pavsboot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Watched the whole thing and the main takeaway for me is that Chelsea defence looks way more solid with Mendy and Chillwell in particular looks a great option. Also think that Pulisic might be a better shout over Werner (assuming he doesn't get pens) once he gets a few more games under his belt.

      18. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How were Chelsea defensively? Went against Chilwell because of how poor they were but now have 3 CS in a row

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          They were fairly solid.

        2. Pavsboot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I really liked em. Manu didn't really do much mind you but I reckon Silva bedding in + Mendy will make em solid enough. Chillwell as attacking as you can be in this type of game.

      19. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        13/1 on a Sheffield United win - widest we've seen this season?

      20. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Read about 1000000 tweets and comments essentially begging God for TAA attacking return

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

        Gua**a has cost me 10-12 points last few games. What to do with that piece of compost?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Ditch!

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Isn't it obvious?

      22. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Anyone else have Mane (c)?