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. VAR FEAR
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Need help! Bringing in a midfielder for Harrison and have funds. Planning on keeping the sane setup for a month as I have to travel.

      Bowen
      Barkley or one of
      Foden/Mahrez

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mahrez if you don’t need the extra cash somewhere else

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

        How much money you have and who do you have ?

      3. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Where are you going without the internet? Undercover in the Gobi Desert.

        1. VAR FEAR
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Work, with someone over my shoulder 24/7

            1. circusmonkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Tell them to stop bullying you.

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I would stick with Harrison. He's looked fantastic.

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

        Just saw that new feature on live fpl.

        Kane
        Top10k: 139.96%
        Your OR: 81.77%

        That means Kane hauling means green arrow for me

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          The issue is to catch top 10k, not top 3 million as in my case.

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

          But further away from Top 10K

        3. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kane haul = delete my team.

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

            Well regulars dont have him and I am in top 1m

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

        Mane or Salah as the striker. I think Mane with his Areal ability is going to play centrally.

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No. It’s Salah

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

          Hope so but unlikely

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

            Salah most of the time plays a striker in these kind of cases

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

            Can't see Mane or Jota playing RW.

      6. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mendy is a great keeper, dang - Kepa should be used to bring refreshments and snacks to his fellow bench and squad players.

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Wasn’t even on the bench.

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He could bring snacks to spectators I guess

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

            He was injured that wasn't on the bench

          3. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Where is going in January? And remember when he refused to come off the pitch.

      7. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lets get this season starting now. Big hauls from Robbo and Salah(C).

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          One time please - let’s get the season going

        2. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It wont move you much in the rankings unless you are doing very badly

          Points for captain salah wont matter much.

          Its if he doesnt score and you captain someone else is where your rank will fly.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            It will make a huge huge difference, of course it will

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not correct. Kane has higher EO in top 10k.

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

            Disagree. Points for Salah captain do matter especially if he outscores Kane

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Or course captain hauling is massive...

      8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        17 from 4. Want a TAA bounce back now!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          10 from 4 here
          Want more than bounce back here

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If it won't happen in this game it probably won't happen ever. At home. Allison back. Against a side which does not know how to score!

      9. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is there a Fantasy Eredivisie? Imagine captaining Lassina Traore for 5 goals, 3 assists. If he's categorised as a forward that's still 34 points if including 3 bonus

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          The way this season is going I’d have transfered him out for a hit the week before for the guy who got the red card

        2. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          https://www.coachvanhetjaar.nl/?harvest_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Famp.reddit.com%2F

          It's probably quite fun as you have 3 big clubs and alot of whipping boys.

      10. Sam (Team Sam)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hmmm. I have exact money to do Havertz and Podence to Zaha and Grealish (-4).

        Would possibly have to do it tonight.

        Thoughts?

        1. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          The moves aren't bad, but you can't do it tonight. Too much football left to be played before GW7

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

            Not by Zaha or Grealish

            1. fr3d
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Irrelevant

            2. Manani
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              but maybe injury from other players in the team

          2. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah but Zaha and grealish have both played so we know they’re not injured...does it really matter if podence scores?

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It always depends on who else you have

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

        Robbo (C) will be the real winner for those that took the risk

      12. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        James played in the last two games so the logic thing is to get a rest on Wed.That means he could start vs Burnley.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I am playing. Which means he gets 1 point. Has given me 1 point in every game I have played him.

      13. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone else have Mane (c)?.

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Guy ahead of me in my mini league has Robbo, Salah and Mane (c).
          I only have Salah from Liverpool and he is my VC (Kane C).

      14. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mo Salah!
        Mo Salah!
        Mo Salah!

      15. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah hatty with TAA assist and clean sheet please. Not asking for much.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          *Robbo

      16. Manani
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Do we think Reece James will be keeping his place

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

          He is a rotation risk

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Wait until the Champion's League game.

          Two days rest between Krasnodar and Burnley so might give us an indication.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I'm still waiting to see Ziyech start on the RW.

            Because he plays narrow, the RB will need to push up and hold the width. I think that suits James' game more than Azpi's...

            But who knows!

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

              Azpi was decent offensively last season, doubt it makes a difference.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah, maybe.

                But I do think James is better in those positions.

      17. One Nation under Marvin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anybody silly enough to pay £15 for this?

        1. BoleynWin
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I’m hoping someone’s kind enough to provide a link for less...

        2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do you mean FFS membership
          😉

      18. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah up front confirmed

      19. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 11 days ago

          so close :O

        • JJO
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Almost Taa goal Salah assist 🙂

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

            Would have been the dream

        • BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          3 minutes in and Liverpool could be 3-0 up

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

          'We have a mutual trust. I know what he can do. I know what he needs. And I think also that James knows what I have and what I need. I simply ask him to show his quality. To put the quality he has on the pitch.

          Carlo on Rodriguez

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

          Come oooon TAA and Salah!!!

        • JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mane and Salah eo?

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

            Mane too little Salah on 100

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

          Is Mane at LW?

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

            LS

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

              Gorgeous

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Please Salah. Do not disappoint.

        • BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Are Liverpool allergic to the right side? Seems everything is running through Robertson

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Have been like that all season for some reason. TAA staying deep and Henderson going in those positions TAA would be in last season.

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah, it's been happening all season.

            I think the TAA -> Robertson move is a sound one. Not looking sideways anymore.

        • JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          They’re really trying to give Sheffield the penalty

          1. JONALDINHO
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Whatttytttt??????

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is that even a foul?

        • Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          What's going to be best for an old man's heart without Salah and Mane?
          a) Check the FFS feed continually
          b) Check the score at HT and FT only
          c) Check the score at FT only
          d) Wait until tomorrow to catch up?

        • Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Penalty !!!!

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Get lost VAR. Double Pool defence been such a disaster.