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. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    That penalty cost me 10 pts instantly

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Nice. Thanks

      • NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Robbo TAA?

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          And Salah captain

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Same. Robbo and SalahC

    2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      7.5M def getting just 1 CS from 5 games is a disgrace thou.

      Dont know how can you guys hold him for this long.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Inb4 brace

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        7.4*

      3. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        He's been great for multiple seasons in a row and VVD's injury only happened a week ago.

      4. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Since Lockdown Liverpool have conceded the most goals of any team.

        They have been sloppy at the back for quite a while now

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Most goals? Are you sure?

          1. Syd.
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            It was on Sky this morning

            Conceding 7 against Villa obviously helped that total

    3. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Come on Brewster!

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      McBirdshit

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Olie scores that if he had a beard.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Don't use 'Ollie', people having Watkins flashbacks.

    6. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wait a min, this is SHU right? The team that has the worst attacking output in the league?

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        They're playing the worst defence in the league though. Bound to score.

      2. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Reflecting on the good decision

    7. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sold TAA and Robbo on wc gw2 and never looked back. I may get Robbo back, clearly not yet.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Seems you are looking back

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Underrated comment

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thank you sire

        2. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Happy memories come back

        3. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Lol

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Berge essential! Trent and Robbo garbo

    9. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      How is that not a pen? Doherty has gotten 2 just like that against him this season

    10. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Liverpool on the ropes

    11. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Who committed the foul for the penalty?

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Fabinho

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Fabinho, the so called VvD replacement.

      3. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Alledged foul.

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Woah, Sheffield United scored? Didn't expect that one

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        TAA time to leave my team

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Not sure what to do about Robbo. Capable replacements are there

          1. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Be Patient

    13. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      After the amount of decisions Liverpool had in the 18/19 season, why are people feeling sorry for them?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        No one is feeling sorry for them

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Twitter is acting like a very serious crime has just happened. It’s the wrong decision but sort of karma.

    14. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Where’s the VAR Utd haters now when that happens at Anfield?

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Still here bruv. And you can't compare a wrestling move to this.

        1. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Nope

    15. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Just to recap the game so far for those who aren't watching, Sander Berge has been more threatening than Salah who hasn't even had a touch so far... O.o

    16. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Well Captain Salah isn't looking good as of now.

    17. CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If that was Adrian in goal, we would be almost half way to seeing 7 again. 😀

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 3 days ago

          The defence is really the problem not the keeper

      2. Saka_me_sideways
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Are Liverpool the team in green?

        • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Who assisted?

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Var

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            McBurnie and according to Liverpool fans Sir Alex Ferguson.

        • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          If Kilman starts I am getting him in for one of TAA/Robbo

        • ivantys
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Imagine benching Chilwell and starting pool defender

            1. Saka_me_sideways
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Unfortunately with you on that one

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 3 days ago

              How has Mane played so far?

            3. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              This could be another 7 goal thrashing for pool O_o

            4. Plant Based Footballer
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Where is it written that on the line counts as inside the area? It's not the same for the ball... which has to fully cross a line... why would this be different?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Kinda irrelevant given he got the ball.

              2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                In the rules of football you monumental clown

                1. Plant Based Footballer
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I didn't see it where I looked. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

                  1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    I just loathe vegans

                    1. Plant Based Footballer
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Well I specifically said plant-based so as to not align myself with those of a more vehement vegan attitude, if that's what bothers you.

                      People feel better physically not eating other animals and their baby food. Many people even reverse various diseases that "doctors" say are incurable or need medication.

                      If you don't try it for a month you'll never know. Just learn how to cook. If you already do, then you know about spices and flavorings already.

                      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Lol

                        1. Plant Based Footballer
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          You're laughing at me?

                          One day, when you're diagnosed with something, remember what some random person mentioned to you.

              3. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Same as the touchline.

            5. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              This shape is not working.

              1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Go on a diet then

            6. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              POOL IS AWFUL

              1. Syd.
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Aquaphobia?

            7. stat sifter 888888
                3 months, 3 days ago

                RIP to the guy who said he was captaining TAA.

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Was so cocksure and certain taa was the best pick, complete backfire

              • Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Worth saving the 0.7 + the price rise to get Zouma over chilly ?

                1. Esalman
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Chilwell better option.

                2. ivantys
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Don't know whether Zouma's nailed at all

                3. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Liverpool looking poor

                4. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Such an odd season.