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Salah and Alexander-Arnold start as Klopp gives update on Jota’s knee injury

The most-captained and most-bought player of Gameweek 12 features in the third of five matches on a busy Sunday afternoon of Premier League football.

Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) was transferred in by just over 400,000 Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Friday’s deadline and now sits in more than one in three FPL squads.

Over 1.5 million Fantasy bosses have handed him the armband today.

Jurgen Klopp’s only two changes from Gameweek 11 sees two first-team regulars return from injury.

Alisson (£5.9m) is back in goal in place of Caoimhin Kelleher (£4.5m), while Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) ousts Neco Williams (£4.0m) from the right-back spot.

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) misses out as expected and the former Wolves player could well be out until February, with his manager saying ahead of kick-off:

It’s worse than we first thought and better than we then thought. The potential surgeons had a look at it, no surgery needed but he will be out for a while. We don’t know exactly… one-and-a-half, two months?

It’s pretty similar with Kostas Tsimikas, by the way. Unbelievable.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.3m) is back on the bench for the visitors.

Fulham make one change from the side that lost 2-0 at Manchester City, with Mario Lemina (£4.5m) replacing the benched Harrison Reed (£4.4m).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.6m) is not in the Cottagers’ squad having picked up a minor knock in training.


Fulham XI: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, De Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Lemina, Robinson, Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mané.

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2,180 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Mad to consider saka as a punt for jota replacement?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Hes looked bright, and arsenal can only improve.

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Which game to watch?

    Don't own players in any game

  3. gogs67
      4 months, 29 days ago

      122 bench points already this season, haha!

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Wtf lmao

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Crazy! 46 for me.

        1. gogs67
            4 months, 29 days ago

            The problems of having no fodder in the squad!! Killing me when i counted them up there!

      3. Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Got exact cash to do Jota > Son tonight, good move?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Yes

          1. Belli2007
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            No brainer. Son nailed. Jota rotation risk especially with the Ox back in contention now

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Never mind jota is likely out till Feb!

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I'm getting rid for Salah fwiw

      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Vardy,Jota to Bruno,Bamford after the game for a hit?

        1. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I'm doing it.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I'm sure I'm the only person on here who has him but any specific reason why Webster isn't starting today for Brighton? Had played in every game until now

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Sounds like he is resting a few players this week

      6. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        No PL team has conceded more penalties than Brighton (five) this season - and no side has been awarded more spot-kicks than Leicester (eight).

        1. RECKLESS
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Lot of Matt ryan penalty save points

        2. GROBARI
            4 months, 29 days ago

            2 penalties for Brighton comming...

            1. GROBARI
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Incomming*

          • Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            1 FT, 0.3 ITB

            Martinez ¦ Forster
            Justin* Lascelles Lamptey
            Salah KdB Bruno Grealish Soucek
            Vardy Wilson
            ¦ Watkins Ayling Taylor

            Justin -> Which 5.0?

          • RECKLESS
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Lmao Fpl so much luck. Was busy pyschedelically and forgot to put Soucek in playing 11 ahead of Lamptey and now getting his 9 points off the bench :p Cant ever get tired of this crazy sport

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              The sooner people realise it's complete luck the better, that Salah 'pen' for example

              1. Jimmy Boy
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                As a Mane owner (+captainer this GW) it just keeps getting more ridiculous every week

                1. RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  That isnt ridiculous but just turning blind eye to imp of penalties in this VAR world even after seeing heavy penalty stats of this season

              2. RECKLESS
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I disagree with complete luck. Wont be good ranked every season with luck in a million+ roulette

            2. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Better lucky than good my friend

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I'm neither

                1. RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  You are Super

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              But you weren’t lucky to pick Soucek and stick with him as a 5th mid and decent bench cover

              1. RECKLESS
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                +1 Kaptain Kane and he is my full season 5th mid even though tempted to go 3-5-2

          • EgyptianKing
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Lads who you think is a good replacement for Jota? Max 6.9M

            Might Mount be a nice one to consider? Bowen?

            1. marcos11
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Think Mounts a good option, seems nailed on for Prem games

            2. Jonesy5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Can someone help me, which is the best option:

              A) Jota, Werner, Vardy -> Bamford, Ings, Salah (-4)

              B) Jota, Vardy -> Bruno, Bamford

              C) Jota, Werner, Vardy -> Bamford, Ings, Bruno (-4)

              Leaning more towards Bruno than Salah. So B or C...

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              @ management

              Can you not develop an algorithm so all the one week wonders that steal all the weekly prizes are stopped??

              Should be able to sort so only players playing from the start are qualified??

            4. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Jota to
              A Grealish (-4 as also Lamptey to Lewis)
              B Bowen ( free transfer)

              1. EgyptianKing
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I’m torn between Bowen and Mount.

                From the alternatives you mentioned, I think I’d prefer Bowen + cash + 4pts

            5. TB303
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              To get Salah and keep Kane/KDB/Bruno

              -4

              Jota -> Salah
              Grealish -> Soucek
              Robertson -> Balbuena

              ?

              1. gart888
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                You going to play 4-3-3?

              2. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                If you do it Grealish will haul so yes please

              3. TB303
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                @Gart

                So it would be either 4-3-3 or 3-4-3

                Ryan-McCarthy

                Balbuena-Dallas--Zouma-Konsa-Mitchell*

                Bruno-KDB-Salah-Soucek-Biss

                Calvert-Kane-Wilson

                WDYT?

                1. gart888
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Yeah, that looks really good while everyone is actually playing. Could be in a bit of rotation problem, but I think it's worth the risk. What's your rank?

              4. TB303
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                400k. ok thanks !

            6. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Save ft? May persist with Werner... 1FT 0.2itb

              Martinez
              Chilwell lamptey balbuena
              Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
              Werner bamford

              Forster kwp Mitchell davis

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Save then upgrade him to Kane

            7. The SK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Best third striker to go with 352 formation? (Budget is 5.3)

              A) Brewster
              B) Decordova-Reid
              C) Others?

              1. EgyptianKing
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                B

            8. TB303
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Do I sacrifice Kane for Salah? Or Kane more important

              1. The Frenchie
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Both are essentials in my opinion

              2. EgyptianKing
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I’d keep Kane. Both are key assets of course, but I wouldn’t selling Kane for anyone at this moment, tbh

              3. TB303
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                ok thanks 🙂

              4. RECKLESS
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Try to fund with Bruno after Sheffield match

              5. TB303
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Thanks reckless

            9. The Frenchie
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Hi guys,

              I'm looking for a defend who will play GW13 and maybe GW14 and then be on the bench. I was thinking about:

              A) Konsa (Burnley, WBA)
              B) Shaw (Sheffield, Leeds) a bit risky with rotation?
              C) Stones (WBA, Southampton) peproulette?
              D) Other?

              Meslier
              Chilwell - Zouma - 5.1
              Salah - Bruno Fernandes (c) - Son - Grealish
              Kane - DCL - Bamford

              Nyland - Dier - Lewis - Stephens

            10. RECKLESS
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Is it just me that cant enough of Marlboro Red? Not a chain smoker so Marlboro Red gives me the best kick! Not too dry not too weak, simply perfect

            11. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              First time Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool haven’t won in a gameweek?

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Do I look like Opta?

              2. Says
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Add Arsenal

            12. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Best 4.4 mil or under def to replace Kilman?

            13. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              would you do Grealish (BUR) & Ziyech to Fernandes (shu) & Soucek (CPL) for -4? Also have Lamptey + Kilman + R.James so not sure if I get 3 playing def's.

            14. Vazza
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Lookman is OOP with decent upcoming fixtures.

                Too good to miss?

              • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Who to play?

                A) Targett
                B) Soucek
                C) Coufal

              • Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Hames Maddisinho ty for the parting gift 🙂

              • Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Has the Vardy assist been removed yet?

              • sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Would you get Cancelo or Dias?

              • OleBall
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Jota>Foden for a 1gw punt?

                • Says
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I fear Arsenal may achieve something unthinkable this year, something now previous team has achieved, and what many thought was impossible - they might impact Arteta's hairline with the stress of a relegation battle.

                • Taegugk Warrior
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Rodriguez replacement please...