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. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What a VARce.

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

    Trent get out of my team

  3. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What a bonus. Clean sheet gone

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

      As someone who sold TAA this week and who isn’t watching the game, that’s a penalty all day.

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 6 days ago

          lol

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

          TAA and Robbo owner here. I haven't seen the incident either but you're talking total shite.

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

            Never a pen in a million years, I don't have to see it to believe it.

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 6 days ago

          nice

        • HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I was slightly worried about Robbo and TAA ownership as I don't cover Liverpool def. Cool as a cucumber now. Just need the Salah brace+ now

          1. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Hate it when casuals talk about "cover".

        • Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          TAA get out of my team NOW

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

            Did TAA > Chilwell ... still nervous regardless

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

          How is that a pen? Every camera angle clearly showed him winning the ball

        • zdrojo187
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          In the box,but not a foul...for me

        • Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Salah (C) fail confirmed then

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Premature much?

            1. DaniCT
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Imature much?

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

            Not relevant

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

            What, after 15 minutes!

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

            Absolutely not, will double digit for sure

        • Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Absolutely ridiculous decisions today.

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Well TAA has been a horsesh*t pick this season.

        • Guba
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          VAR has lost the plot. I like the concept but it seems to get so many decisions incorrect.

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I remember the same comments about refs on their own

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          That's possibly the worst VAR decision ever. How do you penalize a fair tackle outside the box with a penalty?!?!? And I thought the Everton offside was a bit absurd . . .

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            It was Mané offside, not Everton x

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

          Ridiculous decision. Defender played the ball.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This

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

            GOT THE BALL

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Trent Robertson and Salah c. That’s a joke, I’m disgusted.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Fabinho you git

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Why even risk a tackle that close to the box?

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

            To get the ball away. It worked.

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              At the cost of a goal

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Who did Magnus captain this week?

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

          Don't even care as a TAA owner - lovely Berge penalty

          1. JJO
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Whats lovely about taking that penalty?

            1. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Everything.

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

          Me still holding onto double Pool defence.

          I look stupid. This has to change.

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

            VAR did it this time

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

          I am fed up with double Liverpool defense so who to keep who to sell? TAA or Robbo?

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

            TAA

        • Dacra
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Well, VVD to Matip hurts less with that goal! In comes Lamptey.

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

          Why did Berge take it not the Lord?

        • Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          That’s an absolute disgraceful decision. The refs officiating these absolute poor decisions should be fined

        • Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Seems like anyone apart from Bamford owners having a dogsh*t GW

          • CloudSky
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Do people even know that the line counts as part of the penalty box?

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

              The white one

            2. Syd.
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              No they obviously don’t

              They just see it as an injustice to their fantasy team

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

                Sometimes I forget what site is this. 🙂

                1. Syd.
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  🙂

          • Syd.
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Why was Fabinho not booked?

            1. One Nation under Marvin
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Why should he be?

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

              Why would he be booked?

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

            Isn't that penalty foul outside the penalty box?

            1. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              No time for philosophical.

          • Dacra
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Foden and James my gameweek hero's with 6 each, didn't expect that. 😀

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Ampadou lost his do.