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. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What is going on here? Baldock attacks Gini after deflecting the ball out and Sheffield get a throw in???

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

    This Van der Var guy is a terrific baller!
    Scores so many goals!

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

    Thoughts on uber cheap defense and

    Bruno Rash Son Salah Rodriguez
    Kane DCL/Antonio?

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

      I'm thinking this too

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

    Such an odd season, it’s quite funny now!

  5. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Can I change my captain to Kane?

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

      Lmao

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

      Can I delete my team and start again!

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

    Robbo -> Chillwell hmm

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

      Looking at this as well

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

      From a captain option to selling.

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

    Everton or Spurs champions

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lol at Spurs

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Rooting for Leeds

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Arsenal

        • Spoox777
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Palace 😉

      • Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Should be 3-0 already. Pool defense in shreds

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

        I had a nagging feeling this could be a banana skin, but plenty of time for Salah to get goal or two

        1. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Bookies coining it in again

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

        Do Liverpool know they are playing at home

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

          To be fair I don't think any team of the world can cope with awful VAR decisions week in week out.
          It fks your brain.

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

        This season is ridiculous.

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Remember Ramsdale is playing in goal.

          I’m not watching but I know Liverpool will score at least 3.

          Bookmark it

          1. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Salah x3

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Would you sell/keep these players?

          A kdb
          B Werner

          Thank you

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

            Keep
            Sell
            Marry

        • Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Liverpool have been abysmal

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          This confirms Trent out of my squad tbh

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

          Salah hurt :/

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Mo hurt?

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

          Klopp may never use the 4-2-3-1 again

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

          Mo cap fail and Kane to obliterate Burnley, that would be lovely

        • brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I cannot pick a captain ever (Salah)

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

            Only half hour in tbf

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

          Season just getting silly now, you literally have to do the opposite of what seems obvious

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

          Why has Klopp decided to use Trent defensively this season?

          He is without a doubt playing amore withdrawn role. It's like Klopp is accentuating Trent's weaknesses and dulling his strengths... all so Henderson can get further forward? Doesn't seem worth it!

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

            Trying to build his defensive abilities maybe

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

            Its like he's trying to be different for differents sake

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

              I'm sure there's a good reason, the man knows more than we do, I just can't figure it out. Makes no sense!

        • ivantys
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Foden > Bowen? Might be worth targeting pool defence

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

              Really?

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I'm tempted to try and finally get rid of the pep roulette foden

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

                    He just scored 6 points, not bad in a week where all Chelsea and Utd mids blanked

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I think he plays same position as KDB and Gundogen so I can't see him starting much

              2. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Lol has totally forgot Joya was even playing

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

                Very fluid from Liverpool, Salah drifting to RW, Mane coming inside at ST, Firmino and Jota popping up in all sorts of places

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

                Liverpool need to play more direct and quicker. Too slow and sluggish.

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

                For FKS sake when will this end.
                Liverpool players keep getting fouled, nothing happens.
                Fabinho playing the ball, VAR and pen.

                This is fkn bs. Waste of time watching these fishy Liverpool matches.

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

                  Seems like they want an open title race. Every little decision against Liverpool. Investigation needed

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

                Almost in double figures for the week. 23 PST on the bench laughing at me!

              7. mb1983
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I'm glad I didn't bother to watch any matches today. Shocking FPL gw thus far, will be lucky to get out of it with 25 points!

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

                  25!, look at you!, lol

                  1. mb1983
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I'm on 11 with a -4, the 25 is like a best case at the moment haha

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

                      Lol, I might get 20 at a push!

                2. COLLIN QUANER
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  25? I'll be lucky to get 10

              8. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Lol this season, Berge goal aha. My Kane captain looking good for now, until Salah braces in the second half