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Alisson missing for Liverpool as heavily-backed captain Salah starts

Liverpool are without their first-choice goalkeeper for their Gameweek 22 meeting with Brighton.

Alisson (£5.9m) misses the Wednesday-night encounter with an illness, as reported by the Reds before kick-off.

That makes for a second Premier League start of the season for Caoimhin Kelleher (£4.5m) with Adrian (£4.2m) named on the bench.

With Sadio Mané (£11.9m) still on the sidelines, Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.6m) start in Liverpool’s front-line could see him drift into a more central role with Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) with Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m) earning his fourth start in the last five league games.

None of Liverpool’s new centre-backs make it into the starting XI just yet, leaving Jurgen Klopp to pair Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) with Nathaniel Phillips (£4.0m) once again – although Ben Davies (£5.0m) is on the bench tonight.

Joël Veltman (£4.3m) is the latest defensive absentee for Brighton, who are forced to deploy Ben White (£4.4m) as a right wing-back with Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) also on the sidelines.

Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) join Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) in the back-three while Steven Alzate (£4.3m), Yves Bissouma (£4.4m) and Pascal Groß (£5.8m) are the central midfield trio.

West Ham have shuffled the pack for their visit to Aston Villa with Jarrod Bowen (£6.2m) dropping to the bench as Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) makes his debut for the Hammers.

Ryan Fredericks (£4.2m) comes into the side but not at the expense of Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), suggesting he is joining Lingard and Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) in an attacking midfield role behind Michail Antonio (£6.6m), who has registered attacking returns in three of his last four matches.

Aston Villa are almost exactly as they were, with the exception of Anwar El Ghazi (£5.6m) coming in for Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m).

Leeds and Everton are already in Gameweek 22, their game kicking off at 19:30 BST.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Lingard, Soucek, Rice, Fredericks; Benrahma; Antonio.

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Robertson, J Henderson, N Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Milner, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Salah.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; March, Alzate, Bissouma, Groß, White; Trossard, Maupay.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Cooper, Struijk, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Everton XI: Olsen; Digne, Godfrey, Mina, Holgate; A Gomes, Doucouré; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

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1,813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Should have benched boosted. Soucek, Coufal, Raphinha on my bench.....

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Really should have benched Bam for Soucek again ffs

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Brighton goal

  4. Monya Meow Meow
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Not Soucek again *facepalm*

  5. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Phew

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Soucek overtakes KDB for season points. Incredible.

  7. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton goal yessssssss

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anfield like a morgue after watching that Leeds Everton match

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Agreed

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Soucek and Justin benched. My team is too good.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        any chance they can come on ?

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Only Justin, if Son doesn’t play. Unlikely. In hindsight should’ve benched Antonio and Watkins, but I would never had done that.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            if that can make you feel (a bit ) better i have awb on my bench. post dgw trauma i call it 🙂

            1. PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              It helps, cheers 🙂

    • STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wooooohoooo 1-0
      Brighton

    • The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      LOOOOOOOOOOL

      Upgraded fodder to Antonio to then bench Soucek

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sheeeeesh

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      DCL 3 BAPs nice

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton GOAL

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Amazing.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Pinball wizard

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Should have benched Salah for Soucek.

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Again first on the bench
      Cant believe this shaite

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Are you kidding me Robbo

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      More Soucek pts on the bench to go with Justin's 15. Ridiculous.

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Robertson is dead to me

    • REDMOND IN SANDALS
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Soucek >> Salah for giving him armband over Bruno backfired terribly

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        LOLverpool

      • Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Liverpool are utter bobbins

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Really don't know what to do with Soucek. Just go a 352 from now on?

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Looking forward to ridding myself of Robbo

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Brighton goal

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Should have benched Mo and captained Soucek.

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Soucek you beauty

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        just shows the value of salah in fpl teams is over inflated here. Salah has been killing my team starting every week and soucek on my bench is killing me

      • SH1M1
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        F it, im playing triple city defence vs Liverpool & benching Salah & Mane

      • ivantys
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Pool finally conceded their usual one goal