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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, 1 day ago

      Barkley > Jota is tempting

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        i would do that

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

        Same. Why on earth do we own him?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          We?

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

            #

        2. Parsnips
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Haha lol. Barkley did well last week though. But time to get Jota

          • Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Don't own him, but he was outstanding against Arsenal. Absolutely bossed that game.

            You were unlucky with the injury.

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

              Facepalm. Forgot he got injured. I’m an awful poster.

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

                You're one of the best Rupert!

        3. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Do it

        4. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'm thinking this. Also as a martinez/steer owner and barkley taking up my 3rd villa spot, it gives me the excuse to get grealish later on that I've stubbornly refused to do as seen it as too sideways.

          1. Parsnips
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yeh I had the same thoughts. Have that feeling that Grealish could play worse without Barkley.

        5. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hamez to Jota... hmm

        6. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Worth doing Podence to Jota if it gives me a benching headache?

          Martinez
          Chilwell Zouma Robbo
          Bruno Son Rodriguez Grealish
          DCL Kane Bamford

          Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            For free yes. Wolves hardly scoring and always a good headache to have

            I’m tempted Foden to Jota but just seems like a waste whilst I have other priorities

            1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'm in the same position, but if I don't sort Foden this week, I reckon he'll be with me until Christmas.

              We keep kidding ourselves he'll play.

              Foden > Jota/Tielemans could work.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I keep benching him which is probably worse
                Got 2 freebies but want to lose Jimenez first

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

            Yes, looking at that move esp if Salah +

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers guys,

        7. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Brosstan the bum has been utter trash. Awful

          1. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            *Barnes sorry

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

              Heheh

          2. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Awful poster. Absolutely clueless

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Funny coming from someone who thinks Arteta is a better manager than Wenger

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

                  Don't listen to them dude. Be you.

                2. Right In The Stanchion
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Show me any evidence of me saying that?

                    Liar and a fool

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

                Sort by upvotes and you’re up there.

            • Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Mane strength is unreal and smeichels clearances are awful.
              Fofana a great player

            • Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Best midfielder to replace Podence with, 5.7m budget?

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Klich

                • Calculated Risks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Soucek

              2. BENOIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Best for next couple?

                A) Jesus (BUR, FUL)
                B) Richarlison (LEE, bur)

                1. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                2. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  The nailed one I guess. You never know with Pep and Aguero is fit.

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                4. Calculated Risks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                5. Dosh
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B because A is risky.

              3. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Jota isn’t getting dropped. Steal at that price

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Rotated. Likely.

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

                Everyone to Jota for a -20?

                1. Parsnips
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Sounds good

                  • JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    No brainer.

                2. Messiah Hazard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Even if Jota scores a hattrick he’s the one to drop to the bench when Salah is fit. Am
                  I right?

                  He plays on the wings, so cannot directly replace Firmino.

                  1. FPL Forward Thinker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Are you asking? Or telling us?

                    1. Messiah Hazard
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Asking if I am right or if by chance I am wrong

                      1. FPL Forward Thinker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        In a 4-3-3 with matches coming thick and fast, rotation could affect anyone including the in form Jota

                        In a 4-2-3-1, I’d have Jota starting more often than not.

                        He’s a Keep if own, or a gamble purchase if don’t own.

                        Being an owner, I’d recommend nobody to bring him in. Don’t gamble on him lol

                  2. Parsnips
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      They played a 4231 with Salah upfront and firmino behind him with mane and Jota on wings. They might do that

                    • Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Guy has to get starts on current form

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No he can replace any of the front three ; they all play across the front line.

                    • Calculated Risks
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      They played all 4 last game...jota in mid technically but he still more likely to score than Bobby and his teeth

                    • Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Their away fixtures are against teams that they can field all 4 against. Home to Wolves not sure but it's a home fixture so i can see Klopp going 4231 in that too.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Talking about next 3

                  3. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Might actually just take a hit to insta-remove bloody Ziyech right away. Such a casual noob mistake to let myself get swayed by the Scout Picks even though he wasnt really in my plans at all...

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

                      Do you ever take a step back and analyse things rationally?

                      It seems you always rushed emotive decisions.

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Havent taken a hit all season...

                    2. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Ziyech is class

                    3. Silver_and_Gold
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Ziyech might still come good, imo. Wouldn't call it a casual noob mistake.
                      You've touched an important point, though. Scout Picks and this community in general (like any other forums/groups) is kind of an information bubble. We all start to think alike, reconfirming our choices and following the template. Really hard to differentiate in such environment. This is why we should always ask ourselves a question: "how can I do it my way?". Thanks for raising the point! Cheers!

                  4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Robbo you need to assist Bobby not Jota.

                    BtW Robbo should have been on 18pts already

                  5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Barnes 11th SoT this season

                    1. JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Loves a shot... But awful at actually scoring with those shots.

                  6. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    No VARdy pen yet?

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Coming in the last 10 mins

                  7. ZAWAd25
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Would you activate the WC here?

                    McCarthy
                    Zouma Coufal Justin
                    Sterling Fernandes Zaha Son
                    Kane Watkins DCL

                    (Taylor Mitchell Bissouma)
                    1.9m itb 1FT

                    1. Dosh
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I think you could save.. no real issues there.

                    2. Calculated Risks
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No way! Wait till u need it

                  8. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Does Jota cover Salah?

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No you want both

                  9. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Can I save here? I know gwk9 isn't over yet, but as it stands?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Coufal Lewis
                    KDB Bruno Rashford Ziyech Grealish
                    Werner DCL

                    Forster Brewster Targett Neco

                    1. Parsnips
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Looks good

                    2. Egg noodle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Oh i still have Robertson. Lol

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

                        Just realised?

                    3. Jellyfish
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      How’s Robbo doing guys? On for baps?

                      1. Parsnips
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          3

                        • Parsnips
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Looks unreal

                          • Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Wonderful.

                            1. Jellyfish
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Thanks guys- right answer

                          • Super Saints
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Sold him so expect at least 20 points matey

                        • La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Keita is such an injury prone

                        • Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Noooo Naby lad

                        • BobbyDoesNotLook
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Where is Shaq?

                          1. La Roja
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Probably Shaqqing somewhere

                            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Thanks mate

                        • Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Is it worth getting Jota?

                        • Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          It's quite possible that every player I've sold this season has hauled the following week and every player I've brought in has blanked!

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

                            Who you selling this GW?

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

                              Not sure but might have to be Son for Salah

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

                            Why didn't you get Bruno?

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

                              To be fair I did bring him in for Salah and captain him but then who didn't!?

                        • Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Keita looks like he’s in to beastiality

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

                            Harsh.

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

                              Pulled a calf.

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

                            Pardon?

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

                            By Jove.

                          4. DA Minnion
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            You'd want to be careful then.

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

                              Haha. Great point.

                          5. Giggs Boson
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            You wish.

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

                              Mmmm

                          6. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Tell me Bobby is not Booby?

                        • Top Lad Dakes.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Andy Robertson, you hero

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

                          Salah due his next Covid test, if negative he can train with the team on Tuesday.

                        • Parsnips
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Good save

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Useless Mane

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

                            Schmeichel saves a Mane shot

                          • Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Put it in the bloody net Mane