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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. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Fabianski, Coufal and Soucek on bench. Nice

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      bit early to call the first two

      WH could easily concede

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Agree, that's why I played Martinez and Watkins for the fact they're Home. Just to notice all today's games ended with Away teams winning.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DCL and Coufal here

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not a Hammers fan?

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Home and away made the decision for me honestly.

    4. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cresswell

  2. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Return of the Lingaard?

  3. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I never want to (c) anyone, they never score points. It's unreal that they never do.

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    creswell to antonio 🙁

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Antonio non-owners luck is endless

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      This

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why?

      Am an owner btw

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

    Liverpool could be out of the title race if they lose tonight and vs. Man City at the weekend

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      There’s no race this year, lol.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    2 FTs

    A. Play Gundogan
    B. Burke to Soucek for free. Play Soucek & bench Gundogan.

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

      A
      Man City will beat Liverpool
      Gundogan created like 5 chances and 2 big chances today

  8. i was once an elephant
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    ...there's enough material here for a weekend conference about psychosis...

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Shakira and Gini off

  10. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mingsy! Fly, baby!

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    My captain seems to fail without exception these days

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      My record for captaincy since around November is absolutely horrendous. All the stats and logic can point to a certain player but every single week whichever bloke I pick manages to pull off a two-pointer nowadays.

  12. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So annoying with Salah cap

  13. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Liverpool so bad FFS

  14. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Next week

    Dcl and robbo on the bench for coufal and soucek ...

  15. Offside Trapattoni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Soucek is Czech for someone who only scores points when benched, he blanked the DGW and benched him vs Palace then blanked again last week. Unbelievable this guy.

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      just play him every week and take the headache out

      your 8th attacker should be someone worse than him to make the decision out of it

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      57 points so far in the last 7 games.

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    cresswell yellow

    1. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lovely!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      More bad news for me, what I’m earth is happening 🙁

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        *on

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        You're probably ranked second overall right now?!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Past few weeks have been awful, a real turn of luck yet my team feels great - strange game!

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

    Come on Andy! Bang it in!

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

      Nice one Trent!!!!!

  18. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So is it a collective Captain failure on here?

    On Liverpool or Manchester City but not Manchester United?

    Or Son anyone!?

  19. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Liverpool pen imminent

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I hope so.

  20. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Atleast the worst Mo can do to us (B)runo is just a single goal. Mo owner here.

  21. Malcolm Tucker for England …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    i'm FINALLY enjoying a gameweek.

    thoughts on Sterling vs liverpool? keep or get Pulisic?

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

    32pts on my bench. Sickening.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      ouch hard luck !

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

      35 on my bench currently ... Justin, Coufal, Gundo and Sánchez .... I feel your pain ..

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    We Salau cappers are all sheep.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Haha absolutely - Bruno cappers the wolves

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I am and I agree

  24. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who knew that the player I was supposed to bench was Salah out of my front 8 xD

  25. dando89
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    My bench at the moment :

    Johnstone 2 Soucek 8 Justin 15 Coufal 6

    Can anyone beat that?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      ridiculous

      who is on your first team - Maradona, Pele and Best ?

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

      Ouch. This only slightly worse: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2104063/event/22

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Fabianski 6
      Antonio 5
      So far

      Justin 15?
      Dier

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

      Mine is worse ...
      Justin
      Gundo
      Coufal
      Sanchez

  26. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Fernandez the real hero

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Losing to Palace?

  27. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hi all,

    Which one out of DCL and Watkins should I switch for Antonio?

    Can't take Bamford out.

  28. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How can I do Soucek > Son now? Lol

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

      Salah > Soucek

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe

  29. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    from next week on, I'm going to (c) Dias

  30. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hate this game.

    Salah cap
    Soucek and Coufal on bench
    Robbo my “differential”
    No LEI players
    Martinez in goal

    25% rank drop so far

    Arghhh 😆