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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Mane...

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Absolute worst possible goal... Season over

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Casuals no doubt!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Dead teams who still own Robbo...

        1. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Def casual owning Robertson. He’s only the best defensive option in the game

        2. Super Nashwan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          So arrogant. Robbo in many live Sides too

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

      Your season is over every week

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This time its real. Massive red arrows incoming.

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Booooring

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Time to forget Salah and save cash by getting Jota instead?

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Top secret.. that is exactly what I’m going to do 🙂

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      To think I bought Jarrod Bowen when you can have Jota for basically the same price...

      1. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Was just thinking the same myself. Mad!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I love Robertson’s balls.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Big swingers

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        And Jotas penetration.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        So delicate

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Great word

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Had exact funds for Podence to Jota 🙁

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I had more than exact funds but didn't fancy the hit and thought Podence could do something vs Southampton. Podence > Jota is a near certainty now at this point though.

      2. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Took Salah out and was thinking Jota but bottled it and went with the crowd and got Ziyech - hiding behind the sofa now and have a very sinking feeling...

    5. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jota looking like a serious option now

      1. The Cabinet of Dr Marvin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only now?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Still likely to rotate

          1. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            What if this 1 3 front lineup is permanent

    6. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Casuals at it again with Jota... sickening...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Uh with Salah out he’s a guarantee

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Please explain how he’s a casuals pick?

      3. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He is sound pick

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Going to be really hard to go without Mo if he is back next week

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is he playing well?

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

          Liverpool are

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Water is wet

    8. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sold Robbo for Coufal to afford Vardy, Robbo will outscore them both, standard!

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Why would you do that though?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Have you seen Vardys points compared to Robbos!?

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah loads of penalties. You brought him in at a bad time. Should have waited one week. But still 45 mins left, so keep your chin up

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Vardy is playing Liverpool. Only the idiots on here were saying bring him in this GW.

    9. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Robbo owner juhuuuuu

    10. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do people actually still own Liverpool defenders do they?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Incredibly enough some do

        1. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Surely no serious player does

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Always had bigger problems than Robbo sadly

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Robbo? Aue

      4. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Just Robbo, and many probably bought Neco thinking he would play

      5. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Luxury if your first issue is selling a defender
        Been tempted by Robbo to Chilwell but had other priorities
        Moved inside top400k for the first time

      6. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Of course.. He is basically a midfielder.. That hasn't changed.

      7. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yup. Robbo a season keeper. Only casuals that don't understand variance have sold him.

      8. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only a moron doesn’t have Robertson.

      9. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Why not? Liverpool are the best team by far.

    11. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Justin 0 pointer already

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        -1

    12. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      To manager Klopp is ... playing consistent style of football regardless some absentees

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *Top

    13. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Good thing I brought in Rashford and not Jota for Salah... Value for money and all that.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hindsight is always easy. But Jota looks like a must now. Yet there is still significant cameo risk with him if Salah is fit.

    14. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Justin YC.

    15. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Leicester look awful

    16. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Justin YC

    17. GROBARI
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yellow Justin

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's official. Congratulations to Liverpool for retaining the PL champions title

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Pfft ; I wish

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Would not write off Chelsea, Spurs, Man Utd or Man City just yet.

          1. Parsnips
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Man Utd?

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Manu won't even be in top 6

                • diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Win their game in hand and they are still in it.

                  They will go on a run at some point. Always do.

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Always do? They strung a couple wins at the end of last year against bottom-table teams.

            • F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              ? Leicester missing one less first teamer than Liverpool, and obviously Liverpool have better strength in depth.

            • Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I think Chelsea will give them a good battle.

              Chelsea are solid defensively, can break down low blocks quite easily, and can hit with pace on the counter. They have all the tools in the locker to challenge. Very good side this season.

              Spurs struggle to break down buses, so don't think they'll compete personally.

              Who knows with City...

              1. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                How many games last season did Liverpool win with a late goal after struggling to break down a bus? But the key point is they managed it. So far this season Spurs have been the same - managed to break down buses and get the goal they need.

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Fair point.

                  Very strong side no doubt, I just think Liverpool and Chelsea have a little more going for them.

              2. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Spurs may improve with that, they have Bale and Reguillon is able to cross. (Doherty, I doubt.) In form Son can also challenge defenders and force errors.

          2. Differentiator
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Justin yellow for the cleanest tackle you'll ever see

          3. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Never taking a hit again. Vardy has destroyed my team.

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You didn't buy Vardy for Pool game cmon 😀 and the counter attacks have been looking quite dangerous

            2. PremKraut
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              takings hits saves my life every week

            3. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              shut up mate your posts are so tedious

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Nice comment you bully

          4. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Jota has to be nailed on now for sure. Firmino has been cold for a very long time that he is almost lost that place to Jota.

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Jota in a 5 man midfield looks wonderful

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                He is coming in to my team, him and Salah for Pool atacking cover.

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm doing the same. Salah and Jota in a five man midfield.

            2. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              They will both play.
              You can't leave jota out with this form but Firmino is the most integral player

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Firmino has been sh*t for a very long time now, hence Klopp going out and buying Jota for big money.

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He won’t play every week but klopp already said he likes the 4231 against some teams
              With champions league on and no salah Jota will need a rest soon though

          5. Supertrooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            What a great signing Jota has been

          6. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Trent > Cancelo instead of Robbo going well, seems like every single decision I’ve made the last few weeks has been horrible.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I think Cancelo needs more games to prove your decision either wrong or right.

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                This. You didn't buy Cancelo for Spurs game.

            2. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              That was a good decision, cutely you got cancelo for city’s run of fixtures next not just the spurs game...he will come good

              1. Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Surely*

          7. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lessons learnt from this half time

            Liverpool will be champions again

          8. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Who to bench next week?

            Bruno | Son | Grealish | Rodriguez | Jota
            Kane | Werner | DCL

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Son

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              My oh my what’s your defence?!

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Actually Grealish jota and hamez are reasonably priced aren’t they

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yeah, defense is James, Dallas, Kilman, Mitchell, Lamptey*

            3. Utopsis
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Who did you bench this week?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  This would be Brewster to Werner & Soucek to Jota moves

                  1. Utopsis
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Cool. I am not a fan of 8 properly viable attackers, you will have a benching headache every week.

                      I considered Jota on my WC this week but I would likely have benched him which would've been very vexing

                2. Dosh
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Who did you bench this week?

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    See above, Jota and Werner would be new purchases

              • JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Trent, VVD, Gomez, Thiago, Henderson and Salah all out yet we lead against 2nd placed Leicester. What a team!

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Ndidi soyuncu peirera castagne also out

              • Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Podence to Jota?

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  No brainer

                2. Keep Calm and Play On
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I would

                3. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Cheers both

              • The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Pools best performance of the season.

                1. villa_til_i_die
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Pool always pull it out the bag when the pressures on

                2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I think I will keep Kane/Werner/Adams attack and not try to get Vardy in but do instead Hames->Jota. Pool has also great fixtures and do not want to necessarily lose Werner or Kane at the moment.

                  1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Woops reply fail 😀 but agreed and surprised of this XI's great performance

                  2. villa_til_i_die
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Way I look at it, beardy is gonna be miffed and will take it out on poor Fulham next week!

                    1. villa_til_i_die
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Vardy lol