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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. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Man City title

  2. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Feck off Salah. Take you out of my team for 2 weeks and you haul. Back to blanking again.

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG Lingard

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ffs, need another save from Martinez now

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

      What a day for football world:)

  4. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Salah and Grealish are now the only two players in my team without extra returns. When in doubt, captain Salah 😛

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Brighton beautiful! I don't care I capt Salah!

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    West Ham 2

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    GTFO Robbo

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek ownership = 49%
    Effective ownershp = 21%

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    G Lingard (!!)
    A Antonio

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    mistake from martinez

  11. SM001
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bye-bye Liverpool "assets"

  12. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can't even count on Salah for a CS point now.

  13. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Since GW 16, Soucek has scored me 3, 2, 2, 1. 11, 15 and today on the bench.

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Had him on the bench for this 11, 15 and today

      1. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I’d be fine if he hadn’t come off the bench for the other points! Only hauls when I don’t need him. Now watch him blank against Fulham.

  14. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Argh... Feel sick

  15. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Never again i will bench soucek...

  16. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    ANTONOIOOOOOOO

  17. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lingard essential

  18. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jlingz

  19. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lord Lingard

  20. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    F off Emi

  21. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      2 months, 8 days ago

      at least Jlingz is back

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lingard outscoring Salah this GW! Didn't think you'd see that

    • Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hello? Earth to Salah and Grealish?

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        brutal game week

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

        Is Bemba closer to the internet than everyone else? 😀

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Lingard! A new legend 😆

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Salah -> Lingard done

      • Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Looks like I need to play 3-5-2 moving forward and stop benching Soucek

      • mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Three captain fails in a row, time to go rogue next week

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Try 10. Soon to be 11.

          Whoever I choose blanks.