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Liverpool without Salah as Klopp provides Alexander-Arnold injury update

An injury-hit Liverpool side missing the self-isolating Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) take on in-form Leicester City in the last of four Premier League matches held on Sunday.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 19:15 GMT.

Aside from Salah, the Reds are without the services of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), Joe Gomez (£5.4m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) – among others.

Jurgen Klopp offered an update on Alexander-Arnold ahead of kick-off, saying:

Fabinho (£5.4m) is fit, at least, and the Brazilian is paired with Joel Matip (£5.4m) at the heart of the hosts’ backline this evening.

James Milner (£5.3m), rather than Neco Williams (£3.9m), is given the nod to start at right-back.

Milner and Fabinho are two of four Liverpool squad members promoted to Klopp’s starting XI, with the quartet making way all victims of injury or illness.

Naby Keita (£5.2m) and Curtis Jones (£4.4m) are the other beneficiaries of the player shortage and line up in midfield.

Diogo Jota (£6.5m) starts for the fourth time in six Gameweeks, meanwhile, joining Sadio Mane (£12.1m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) in the Liverpool attack.

The Leicester team news is a little more straightforward, with Brendan Rodgers making only two changes from the side that defeated Wolves a fortnight ago.

Luke Thomas (£4.3m) and Dennis Praet (£5.5m) both drop to the bench, with Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) drafted into Rodgers’ line-up.

There is no place in the squad for Timothy Castagne (£5.7m), however, despite Brendan Rodgers declaring the Belgian fit to play on Friday.

Something will have to give this evening as 100% winning home and away records go on the line.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), the most-owned player in either starting XI, has been particularly potent on the road, averaging 12.75 points in away games.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Jones, Jota, Mane, Firmino.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Albrighton, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Justin, Mendy, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy.

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1,123 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I'm something of an FPL genius really, kept Son and Robbo cause Salah got covid

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      same her 😀

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        *here

    2. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Me too! Glad that Mo likes to party

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bro I won't lie.... same 😆

      Especially when Robbo had a knock was fully considering ditching both (for Bruno Chilwell tbf so wouldn't have been awful). Just went Salah to Bruno instead!

  2. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    83 all out and a massive climb from 2M to 900K...will drop a bit tomorrow but really happy this week.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Well done mate.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Congrats pal! Huge! 72 (even with Lamptey and some other fails) with Podence to play tmr, currently 1.6m --> 960k, highest of the season after a terrible start.

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    57 with Guaita and Zaha left, so 59 all out. Pretty average yea?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      All the score check posts on the previous page seemed to be in the high 70s to low 80s

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        thanks

      2. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        As allways only those scores 😀

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Havent even cracked 50. Horror season

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        who have you got left?

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Higher than avrage.

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I have a problem next gw....

    Own 2 Chelsea defenders v 2 spurs attackers

    Also have Martinez and Grealish v Coufal and Fornals

    Not good!

  5. Crooky
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Jimenez to...
    Vardy
    DCL - before the price rise and some money left over?

  6. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    With Burnley next for City, better invest on City defender or KDB?

  7. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thank you Robbo. Maybe its time for double Liverpool defence.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Woah.. too far.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes, I know. Just so happy with my Robbo points, almost sold him with a FH.

  8. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bruno or KDB captain next week?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not an option for me unfortunately

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks lads

  9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who is bigger priority to bring in, KDB or Jota? Seriously

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Burnley is decent no?

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm not getting either I'm gonna captain vardy Fulham look useless

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      people want Jota>? Foden mark 3.0...

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Disagree. He scored 10+ goals in the past per season already and is their best player currently...

        I like him as fpl option, had him last year as a double up with Jimmy as well. Also is explosive.

        Foden is not a finisher

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Jota is surely gonna be rotated by the time Salah is back. He may start the 70% of the games though but I don't see him really hauling with all the stars in. Still a great option if you are short of money.

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Would have been a decent week but I ruined it with a ridiculous -8 from hell. Absolutely pathetic as per.

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Stay strong. Always consider the value of the FT and try to pick players for the long run.

      You'll turn it in a minute

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks for the advice

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Anytime Fudgy 😉

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      70 (-8) is still a decent score, no?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        62 is average in this high flying week

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Perfectly acceptable score

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      But Barnes didn’t punish?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jimenez will

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Be positive bro!

  11. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Still considering Robbo out for city defender to fund Jimmy to Vardy.

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I might downgrade for 3.8m defender

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Odd that Liverpool get a big result and CS playing only 2/5 of their first choice backline, and also missing Salah.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Against 2nd in the league as well who have scored a shedload, just typical

  13. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    After that performance, really hard to do Kane -> Vardy.

    And did someone say that Vardy was limping?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nope. Fulham. But Kane is a keeper.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    56 (-4), need Kilman to save my season!

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thats not even bad. ML rivarly got 35 with FH.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ouch!

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That’s an OK score .

  15. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I wonder if there's anyone out there who watched this game and now doesn't wants to triple up on Liverpool...

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would love to own Jota.
      Just so many good midfield options...

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes I agree... The only who can make way for Jota is Grealish but I'm not sure I want to do that...

  16. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Curtis Jones likely to start for the next few games?

    Was looking to bring in Riedewald next week as an enabler but tempted by Jones at the same price (4.4)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      With Naby out its quite likely

  17. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    First GW this season that I am pleased with. 64points and Jimenez and Kilman to go.

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    who else owns Werner? Happy with hsi recent returns? He really needs to brace or hatti soon, he is returning like Jimi.
    Switching to Tammy is actually tempting me..

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He looks so explosive and dangerous. If he can improve his (usual clinical) finishing he could be amazing

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Judging by yesterday’s game anyway

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yea I feel the same, im not planning to ditch but he needs to haul!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah I would keep for sure, I think he has pens now too

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just worried about Lampard saying he needs a rest

  19. TOPCAT1960
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Kane or Vardy for GW 10.

    I have Kane but might switch for at least the next 2 games ?

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who else owns Guaita? Whats the chances he finds some way to concede, get a yellow and 0 save points tomorrow?
    I have 0 faith in him at this point, Nyland more likely to get a CS

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nyland guaranteed a cleany

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Guaita is the most useless waste of my space ever, horrendous pick.
        But I have no idea who to switch him to :/

        I cant afford a 5.5 and theres no stand out options at 4.5 either, Martinez does not do it for me, better I guess, but hardly an inspiring transfer...

  21. Crouch Potato
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Having no Liverpool players and watching that game was not fun. It could and should have been far worse. Jota looks a class act.

  22. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anyone watched Shu-Whu and can tell me if this game looked like one where Vardy can haul?

  23. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thinking about a massive -8. Kane, Son and Saiss -> Vardy (C),Sterling and Cancelo. Would give me this team.

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
    KDB Sterling Ziyech Grealish
    Vardy (C) DCL Watkins
    ___
    Forster Lamptey Stephens 3.9.

    Get Salah in for gw12 by selling Ziyech and Vardy with 2 FT. I was hit advert at the start of the season, but I really think this hit could pay off instantly. Gives me the option to captain a player vs Fulham three gameweeks in a row.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Wouldnt bother with Son to Sterling.

    2. cheese XL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Like it