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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Joke absolute joke. Beyond a disgrace

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just like last week vs Everton

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Think someone at pool has run over a black cat this season!

  2. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    How was that in the box????

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wasn't even a foul

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Foot was on the line, therefore a penalty was awarded.

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Var the fak?

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Never a pen

  5. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bye bye TAA ...

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      GW8 will be so sweet to get rid of him and Mitrovic in one fell swoop.

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Not even a foul lol

  7. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Oh boyo.

  8. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    what the fak

  9. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Goodbye clean sheet =[

  10. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Double Liverpool Defence is a joke this season .

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Single seems unnecessary.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Absolute bullsh!t penalty. Wasn't even in the box and wasn't a foul

  11. ivantys
      2 months, 23 days ago

      rip double defence

    • GOATMEAT
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No f penalty never. Var disgrace

      • Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        what is this bullshit! VAR

      • Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not a foul
        Not in the box

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          =pen

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The line is part of the box

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        VDijk to Robbo :facepalm:

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        ****!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wasn't even a foul?

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Can someone please point out to me how that’s a pen?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Freekick at best. His toenail must have been in the box

        2. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          their argument was that McBurnie's foot was on the line of the box. The line belongs on the box, thus if the foul was given while the player has any contact with box, it is a foul the box, thus the pen.

      • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        This will be my first time transferring player in between the game..

        TAA > Kilman 🙂

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Sheffield utd to win 1-0

        Defo a conspiracy going on here.

      • LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Right TAA needs to go now... 7.5m for no return in 6 weeks

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Disgraceful. Trent you overpriced muppet.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Where is trail runner and his brilliant taa captain pick? - was SO certain he was the best captain.

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        ...

      • fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        LOOOOOOL 😀

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        How was that even a pen? Took the ball

      • DaniCT
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        If its on the line its a pen. That's the rule.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Good to know. He got the ball before the player though

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Happens all the time. Follow through means a foul is committed.

      • manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why are the double lpool def owners angry? What happened to the "cleansheets don't matter as Robbo/TAA are effectively 7m midfielders"?

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          haha I was one of this guy. But shipped off TAA as my team was better with his funds spread

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Robbo to chilly locked in

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not a foul, it's all on ball. And not in penalty area.

        So, it's a penalty!