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Klopp reverts to 4-3-3 as £4.0m defender Phillips starts for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has made an immediate return to 4-3-3 for Liverpool’s Gameweek 7 meeting with West Ham United.

The Reds’ boss experimented with Diogo Jota (£6.3m) joining a 4-2-3-1 formation in the Gameweek 6 win over Sheffield United but ran into some supply problems on the right-hand side of the pitch.

Despite netting against the Blades, the former Wolves man drops back to the bench today, allowing Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) to return to the right-hand side of the front-three, joined there by usual suspects Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.3m).

Of particular interest is the fact that Klopp has turned to Nathaniel Phillips (£4.0m) as the solution to his current centre-back problem, pairing him with Joe Gomez (£5.4m).

Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) and Fabinho (£5.5m) remain long-term absentee while Joel Matip (£5.4m) also misses out. Therefore, Phillips has the potential to string together a run of starts if he can impress tonight.

There had been some pre-match rumours in the press that Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) would feature at centre-back but Klopp’s decision to trust Phillips means he remains at left-back.

Meanwhile, David Moyes has selected Sebastien Haller (£6.1m) to lead the West Ham attack in the absence of Michail Antonio (£6.2m), who is out for at least a month with a hamstring problem.

Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) support the attack from advanced midfield, while Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) and Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) are the wing-backs in a 3-4-2-1 formation once again.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Gomez, N Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; C Jones, Wijnaldum, J Henderson; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku, Soucek, Rice, Coufal; Fornals, Haller, Bowen.

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1,337 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So Havertz is not a good option in fpl?

    Playing too deep?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm starting to become Timo or None.
      Plus point for him is he can play LW where they have a player made of galss. So he has great chance of starting games

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      on another day he gets attacking returns, i would hold if i had him, atm any of the chelsea attackers could get points

  2. Vazza
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Which trio is better

      A. Kilman, Coady, Werner
      B. Zouma, Coady, Jimenez

      Thanks

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        a

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Did Frank mention anything about Pulisic Injury extent ?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Would love to know the same

      2. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Hamstring could be couple of weeks

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ohhh feck ...... 🙁

          Cheers for the information !

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Said he had minor hamstring issue so did not want to risk him

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Hopefully starts next 2 after which I'll bin him for the good

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I’m getting rud, he’s too injury prone.

            Ziyech coming in for me.

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Rid*

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Agree mate

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks !

      4. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Should be back in 3, injured again in 6

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          😆

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Why cant I log in on FPL?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Football cancelled
        Lockdown 2.0
        FPL deleted

      2. Gleys11
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Someone said earlier they were so fed with their season they were going to delete the app. Maybe they have done so.

          Forr the record I cant log in either.

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          It works on mobile where Im already logged in but I cant log in on PC

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Trolls have been banned I heard.

        • Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          It’s saving you some heartache

      3. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you Lampard for bringing Jorginho in for just 4 mins after you were already 3-0 up !! I could have used a player off the bench playing a full game.

      4. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        grealish + saiss to ziyech + coufal for free ? Y/N

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          never sell players that are playing for ones that aren't nailed (yet)

          1. what\'s my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            cheers

      5. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Could Werner go on a run now? Bet he does

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          too wasteful

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            if he returns again next week, he will be a very popular Jimi replacement

            1. Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              he needs to haul to get bonus points due to being wasteful. I would keep Jimi, he is a season keeper for me and gets max bonus when he scores.

      6. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Tempted to get back Werner or go ziyech, my team is a little heavy on big hitters with Salah Son Kane Sterling Trent.. Tempted to do

        Ayling/Son to Chilwell/Ziyech
        Brantwaite/Sterling to chilwell/Ziyech
        Kane/Ayling to Chilwell/Werner

        Not scared of losing 1 spurs..

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Which Spurs to lose against Brom? What's the strategy - to lose a points-maker against a team that concedes goals? In the middle of a gw to short players that haven't yet played? Will you change your mind if Spurs dominate? Well? 🙂

      7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Almost did James to Ziyech as I had exact cash.. ffs

      8. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If this site was a stock exchange - you'd have people selling good shares short for potentially good shares short, based on the opinions of people with a crystal ball 🙂 Let's go!!

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This site is a proper rollercoaster, people have no idea what they are doing

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            so true

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Sell sell sell

      9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Seriously thinking of doubling up on Chelsea defence short term..

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Chilwell & Zouma/ James does look tempting particularly with fixtures

        2. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I would if reece was nailed. Not too keen on Zouma. Dont ask me why.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          2 games followed by 10 bad games

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          not worth it now, too late imo.

        5. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I've got Mendy and Chilwell
          Chilwell could become someone else but Mendy looks a good set and forget keeper this season

      10. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Jimmy to Haller with antonio out
        or stick with jim for the next two...

      11. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Feel a bit unlucky to have picked Chilwell in my WC instead of Zouma two weeks ago. But now I think I want both...

        Aurier to Zouma very much likely to happen for me!

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If you think that’s unlucky then you’ve lived a very charmed FPL life

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Well Chilwell is a solid pick but I still lost like 10 pts by chosing him over Zouma though.

      12. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 1

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          That must be do able

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Short!

        3. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Really need an emoji pack installed.

      13. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Was there any info on the severity of Pulisic’s injury? Any chance he plays next week?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If I sell him he will play and score 6 goals

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Minor hamstring issue so didn’t want to risk playing him

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Oh god, can tell its going to be impossible to tell if he’ll start

        3. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Frank said could be weeks

      14. niko mate
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Well, Zouma nad Cancelo were good transfers. Had to rebuild my poor defense.

      15. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Can anyone top having to make six transfer for non-playing / suspended / injured players so far?

      16. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Just broken 300 points. A whole 2 GWs behind last season

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Woow

      17. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Salah blank please

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ban

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          6/7 points will be dandy

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I guess

      18. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Started with Zouma last season. Think I got an OG and RC in three starts.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          yea this is why picking Zouma is essentially like picking Phil Jones

      19. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Need Trent masterclass gift before selling and Salah blank. Lets go

      20. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Come on Salah and Robbo

      21. Vazza
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Repost

          Which moves are better -

          A. Saiss => Zouma
          B. Saiss, Jimenez => Kilman, Werner

          2 FTs so both moves are free. Also have Coady in the team

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            2.

            But be rdy to transfer out Coady next GW....with this fixtures only one Wolf is more then enought

          2. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

            Double Wolves defence with fixture list doesn’t appeal

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ok to do TAA + Foden + Podence to Coufal + Bruno + 4.5 mid. Gives me this team:

          Martinez (Steere)
          James Coufal Lamptey (Dallas Mitchell)
          Salah Sterling Bruno Son (4.5)
          DCL Bamford Ings

          Thanks a lot!

        • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Pulisic to Ziyech?

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Wait a bit...dont rush

        • Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A) Zouma, Zaha (3-5-2, Mitro first sub)
          B) Coufal, Ziyech (3-5-2, Mitro first sub)
          C) Chilwell, DCL (3-4-3, Bissouma first sub)

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            C

        • Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ziyech the real deal?

          Kept Rodriguez because of fixtures, but a resurgent Chelsea with good fixtures is more appealing.

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Slightly disappointed not to get any attacking returns from my Chilwell + R.James combo, especially as they were playing like wingers most game.

          1. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            this is like kim kardashian complaining about how life isn't fair

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              😆

            2. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Except Kim isn’t OR 4 million

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Footy cancelled if lockdown this week?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No way

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Looks like it. Only education/health/essential services.

            Closing golf clubs too. Dammit.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Need a salah demolition job with a robbo goal for good measure here