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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. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which do you prefer? The hits would be spread out over next few GWs...

    A) Vestergaard, Son, Ziyech, Coufal (-4)
    B) Zouma, Son, Grealish, Vestergaard (-4)
    C) Cancelo, Ziyech, Grealish, Coufal (-8)
    D) Cancelo, Son, Grealish, Balbuena (-8)

    Vestergaard could be anyone up to 4.7, Coufal up to 4.6.

    Heading towards A as no other Spurs/Chelsea attacking coverage although would also like Cancelo for city's run-in as only have KDB.

    Cheers.

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      a

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ta

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Where is Salah 🙂

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Any truth in the Egypt Twitter reports?

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ? what reports?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          That worms are for dinner

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Prediction: Milner booking.

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who is on Penalties for Pool when salah is available too? Milner or Salah?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Milner

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Milly

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Salah now I think. Hes been great from the spot hasnt he?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        (Who took the pen last time both were on the pitch and how long ago was that?)

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes salah should be on penalties now

    4. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Salah, he took the last one with Milner on the pitch didn't he

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        don't remember

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He did against Mdijtyland at home, but the game was won and there was no pressure on it so to conclude nobody knows

    5. ivantys
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Didn't salah take one in ucl when milner was on the pitch

    6. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I've come on here to wallow.

      25 points from Wildcard with only Robertson to go... this game sometimes... honestly

      Next week will be better!

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bruno or DCL missing? Or both?

        1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Both! Only got myself to blame.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Dear me.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What did you WC to?

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

        You kept robbo on a WC?!?!

        1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yep!

      4. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        23pts here Robbo, Kilman and PVA to go. 2FT used

        1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I feel your pain my friend

      5. SackWenger
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Fair play to you. I usually go quiet.
        Hopefully you get the points next week.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Barnes the bum is going to haul isnt he?...

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hope so have him in my draft

    8. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A Mane hatty would be handy

    9. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mane + Jota,
      how many points do you think they will get today?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        10

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

        4

      3. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I was hoping it would be something like 20+.
        Good to know.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I’d think at least a goal and assist between them. 12-18?

    10. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 34

    11. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Omg it's so difficult to decide what to do with Spurs assets when Vardy faces Fulham and KDB has those easy home games

    12. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kane > Vardy?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I am doing it keeping Son a bit longer

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What if Vardy blanks?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Does not matter FUL is the reason

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Doesn't matter to me, but I was asking him.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Applies to me so asking myself as well 😉

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Like I'm not going to ask anyone if I should do Kane to Vardy as the move is so obvious theres no point asking the question. I hope Vardy blames to put some people off.

                1. F_Ivanovic
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  I'm not even considering Kane to Vardy. Vardy doesn't perform any better against the weaker teams and whilst he is a stat buster his stats have been so poor this season. Kane is only 1mill more and is putting out stats as good as his 29 goal season with Spurs top of the league. If I were to sell Kane it would be to fund KDB or Sterling because I think those against 2 weaker sides have more chance of exploding than Vardy does.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Cool, I'm still getting him.

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Vardy did exceptionally well against weaker sides last season, most of his returns came then.

    13. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Southampton away should be a good for Utd's playing style?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Personally feel Southampton have changed since that thrashing by Spurs. It taught them a lesson in what not to do, in the same way the Leicester thrashing did last season.

        I don't expect them to play as high a line against better teams any more.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Do they have the right type of players to defend deep?

          Since the Spurs game, they've conceded 3 goals to Chelsea, and 3 goals to Villa.

          Burnley, West Brom, Newcastle were awful going forwards so no real test there.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I put the Villa goals down to complacency. Chelsea less so. With Vestergaard, Romeu, Bednarek, JWP they ought to defend deep IMO. These guys are slow, which is why they get exposed.

            We'll have to see. But I would not be surprised if Southampton played a more counter-attacking style against Man Utd.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Good for Bruno fpl points yes, good for utd as a team no they will get outplayed and out pressed and be on the back foot

      3. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I think so yes.

        Rashford plays a similar role to Son, so the game should suit him... on paper...

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Werner got a brace too... Seems that pacey left inside forward thrives against them.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Zaha did very well too.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Rashford (C) locked.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Best differential captain this GW IMO. Good luck!

    14. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would you start Brewster (wba) or Soucek (AVL) as 7th forward next week?

      McCarthy
      Justin Chilwell Mitchell
      KDB Son Grealish Bruno XX
      Werner DCL XX

      Konsa KWP

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        On todays showing, soucek. Thats what I'm doing with those 2. Soucek had 1 big chance, and a couple half chances. On evidence brewster had nothing, 1 good pass. Sheffield look toothless

    15. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Badly need Robo haul (and yes I know its highly unlikely)

    16. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Robbo only player for me in this match. Not high expectations tbh.

      Hoping for an entertaining match with loads of goals! 🙂

    17. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A cs for Ray lads

    18. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bellerin baps. Nice. He's having a pretty good season so far.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        How many is he getting?

        1. PogChamp
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          3 at the moment

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            That figures! Mini league rival brought him in FFS

    19. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wondering that targeting premium captain against FUL for the next 3 GWs is a viable approach, no hits involved bar injuries:
      GW10 Kane > Vardy (FUL)
      GW11 Bruno > KDB (FUL)
      GW12 KDB > Salah (ful)

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Very viable. I'm targetting Fulham fixtures.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers mate I may do this

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Arise, Sir! DLC (C) has repaid us despite my foolish doubt.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            FUL defence today was really bad for the premier league standard

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Long may it continue.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Twas a great great victory Sir Flairncealot!

    20. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Have a horrible feeling this will be 3-3 or something stupid

    21. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mané close

    22. ivantys
        2 months, 4 days ago

        how is that not a hand ball lol

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He was a yard away.

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        David Coote (ref who gave pen vs WBA yesterday) kicked off VAR for this game.

        Same ref who was involved in the VVD / Pickford incident.

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looked like a pen tbh.

      • PremKraut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        clear pen and this is from a Liverpool supporter.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          What at that distance?

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

            I think this is careless play (dunno how to say that in English). He had put his arm away from his body. He should have been punished for that because he could have avoided this easily.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              In slow mo it looks deliberate. At full speed you can't know where the ball will be going. You know that from playing football yourself. If a few yards away I get it.

      • Henning
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What to do with Rodriguez?

        1. SackWenger
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Two ok fixtures. Perhaps a little jaded from int break. Inclination would be to hold for now.

          1. Henning
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thanx.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Let's go Mane! Make it happen

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Deeee ceeee eellllll!!!!!

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            We did it!

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Leicester look pretty dangerous early on.

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lovely seeing Vardy drinking Red Bull before the game. Maybe that's his secret? 🙂

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Skittles Vodka

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Jones SOT

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        How much is Curtis Jones?