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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. Parsnips
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I have a dodgy feeling that Vardy will score soon

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You are not watching I guess.

        1. Parsnips
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I am lol. He just had a good chance but offside

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

          That's just the Red Bull in your stomach.

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

          0 chance unfortunately

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Beginning to wonder whether Jota will end up outscoring the likes of Robbo and TAA come the end of the season (with VVD out)

        Surprised to see him nearly level with Robbo and 15+ points ahead of TAA despite only 4 starts

        Thoughts?

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

          Yes I think he will although now I've sold all my Liverpool defenders they probably won't concede again this season

      3. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Imagine not owning Robbo?

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

          or Bruno 😉

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Well, yea, but, see....

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

            Old team link?

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

          For that alone, I want them to now concede.

        3. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          With Chilwell and extra money no regrets.

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Or own both

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Happy to have missed out on his 3 consecutive blanks

      4. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Joya is bad at baps

      5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        It's okay, Vardy party next game

      6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thoughts on WC side? Don’t have great Team Val

        McCarthy 4m

        Cancelo James Justin Targett N.Williams

        KDB Bruno Grealish Jota Riedeweld

        Vardy Werner DCL

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No Spurs. Fool me once etc

          1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Chelsea will burst the Spurs bubble next weekend

        2. Parsnips
            2 months, 2 days ago

            U need a plan do get Salah in

            1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bruno & DCL to Salah & Watkins/Bamford

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

            No Spurs is scary

            1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I’m a Gooner, I can resist

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

          Curtis Jones been good for Liverpool in midfield.

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Bright future ahead of him.

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

          Salah & Jota double up

        5. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Everyone still in a rush to bring in Vardy?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Fulham could be as good as Liverpool, you never know.

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

            Yep. Fulham are terrible.

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

            I’m getting cold feet

        6. Parsnips
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Robo is looking dangerous. Still has another assist in him

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yep, first sub for me...

              Mitchell no show required.

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

                Unlikely mitchell plays but you don't deserve the Robbo points for benching him. What on earth were you thinking?

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

                Why would you bench robbo?!

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A) Chilwell
            B) Castagna
            C) Cancelo

            Who would you go for to replace Saiss? (Will likely be my FT this week unless something crops up from Podence, as need a playing option with Lamptey suspended)

            Leaning toward Castagne if fit

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

              B or C for me
              Leaning towards C if I don't bring in KDB
              Think Fulham offensively better than Burnley

            2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Cancelo for me

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Maybe I can say that I prefer Ziyech + Robbo instead of KDB + 4.5 def

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

            Bring one in for son

            Kdb
            Salah

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Salah. Form player, form team.

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Salah

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

              Salah

          • fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Where does this Williams chap play? Need to drop a 4.5 to a 4.0 to get KDB in.

            1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              RB

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

              Klopp said pre-match that Trent is only out for a match or so (maybe more).

              Don't think that's worth it.

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

              Get Douglas. 3.8.

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

              Get rather 3.8 fodder?

          • dark91
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Will Liverpool concede today?

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

              No chance.

            2. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Will let you know in 20mins

              1. dark91
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thank you

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

            -12 on the cards 😆

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

              Vardy, KDB, Jota coming in?

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

                Triple Leicester.

              2. themaindanger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Salah tested -ve for COVID. Could be back for Brighton. Jota may not start going forward.

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

              Tell me about it

          • manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Trying to minimise 4pt hits, does this seem ok?

            GW10 Saiss > Dias
            GW11 Bruno > KDB
            GW12 Kane,Zaha > Antonio/Wilson,Salah(-4)

            Only way I can afford Salah gw12 is to sell 1 of kane/son

            Martinez
            Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
            Bruno Son Grealish Zaha
            Kane DCL Bamford

            steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

          • Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Sterling and KDB Double-up worth it?

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              City goals since game week 1

              3
              2
              1
              1
              1
              1
              1
              0

              Toothless

              1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I think that will change.

            2. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Present form would suggest not...
              But pedigree & fixtures would suggest yes.
              Personally I'm doing it, fixtures are good for a while & with Aguero back I can see both scoring decent points over the next 4GWs.

              Having both maybe a bit of a differential, as plenty on here are steering clear & I'm chasing.

          • The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Kane had zero shots at goal against Man City

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              1 disallowed goal.

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Wasn't counted in the stats

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

              Had one but was offside.

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

              He was very deep, at his price you’d really want him closer to goal but if like me you’ve also got son and no Leicester or city players you can’t ditch them all

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

              Kane only gets in the box during the last phase of the attacking phase. But against high lines, attacks don't often develop that far, so he's mainly just setting up counter-attacks.

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

            Was hoping to do Jimenez -> Antonio this week. Really hope we get the all clear from Moyesy in the presser 😕

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

            Neco Williams chances of holding place?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              You know the answer.

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

                Slim

          • Parsnips
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Wow firmino

              1. Parsnips
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  He can’t score for his life

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

                Firmino what a miss

              3. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                OMG disco inferno

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

                Firmino. What a flopster.
                Salah, Mane, Jota front three required.

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

                Firmino just please retire...

              6. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Wow.. Firmino just can't score lol

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

                Bobby has been terrible

              8. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                "Supercharged pinball" lmao

              9. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                It seems that 4-3-3 is by far the best formation for Liverpool.
                One of Forming Jota has to be sacrificed.