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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. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    If Cresswell keeps his CS ALL my outfield players will have scored points apart from my Captain! Jees

    1. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Wow nuce

    2. Monklane
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      same

    3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Still good. How many points do you have?

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        81 after bonus. Come on Salah!

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Same.

    5. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Same with Coufal!

  2. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Cmon Brighton

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Let Salah part the seas.

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Needs to hurry up. Doesn’t deserve anything

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Played Watkins and Konsa
    Benched Soucek and Coufal

    Salah captain and Robertson

    Awful night 🙁

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Oh, and Sanchez on bench

  4. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Bored to death of the captaincy this season lol. Having a mare with it.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Need to create a support group. I genuinely have no clue anymore.

  5. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Justin, Bummerford, Rapha, and Salah(c) blank ruining my gameweek.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Raphinha has very low ownership. He ain't your problem.

  6. Party time
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Liverpool can’t even defeat Brighton at Anfield

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Nicht feast

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Why weren’t the West Ham goals disallowed btw?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      because they were not playing against Man United

  8. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Salah > Son means 7.4m itb. Lol

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I’m looking at Mo > Gudongan leaving me ~£10m 😐

  9. Party time
    7 months, 22 days ago

    This season is something else. Wtffff

  10. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Thinking City double defence is ok for next week after all

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Attacking threat too

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Legit can’t win with captaincy. Blank after blank when everyone else hauls

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      See below. My vice is out scoring my captain weekly. Cruel

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone got any advice on how to pick a captain? I’m on such a bad streak

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Nope

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      just leave it on Salah.

    3. tbos83
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Avoid the favourite

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not going with the most popular captain on from the masses on here seems to be a good place to start.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Do you think fixture plays a bit part in the captain picks on here?

        Should we just start to ignore fixtures?

        Need to try gain some sort of logic to it

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Obviously yes

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Target weak defences

  13. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Grealish to soucek?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I’m selling Soucek

      1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I will play him for his inevitable Fulham blank, then sell.

  14. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What a game. Dan Burn with more 1v1s than Salah.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Liverpool denied stone wall pen in Manchester.

  16. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Trust Mo Salah to ruin my GW twice in a row, first by being everyone else's captain last week and then by being my captain this week

  17. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Salah to Son(C) seems obvious?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I going Sterling to son (c)

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Just go Bruno and save yourself some stress again.

  18. Davros
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I don’t understand Liverpool this season

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Cursed with injuries.

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Blame the injuries

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Only reason you’re above 😆

          Hope you enjoyed being too for two weeks!

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            There are so many other factors. You sound just like the Pool fans in ML group chat. No concept of reality and entitled little babies just like your manager. 1 season wonder as expected. 🙂

    2. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Don't know how defensive injuries messed up their attack.

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Rigged games. It's the only explanation

  19. Party time
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I am on fantastic run of successive captain fails.

    Guess who I will be cappin next 😉

  20. Doctor Evil
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I’ve got 7 million itb!

    And until Kane or KDB come back there is nobody I really want.

    Martinez
    Shaw Cancelo Stones Chillwell
    Bruno Salah Son Gundogan
    Antonio DCL

    Bench Phillips Mitchell Davis

    Plan to do Davis to Kane when fit

  21. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    All away wins in the PL today as things stand!

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Imagine being on 100 points with Bamford, Soucek and Coufal on your bench!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4696567/event/22

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Plenty of jam in that link for breakfast.

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hot damn

  23. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Guess Mark's bench? Justin Soucek Coufal! Madness ...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      All subbing in now doubt.

  24. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Digne (c) last wk Salah this frm one extreme to the other and still I get it wrong.

  25. Going To Win This Year
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone else do raphy to Son last week?

  26. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Does Salah even take the penalties with Milner on the pitch?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Only if milner gives it to him

    2. Party time
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Milner is in charge

  27. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Thinking of Gundogan to Rashford for a 2 week punt

    Gundogan plays LIV TOT
    Rashford plays EVE WBA

    Thoughts ?

  28. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What happened to Klopp except of few injuries?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Few?

    2. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Seriously?

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      They won everything and got content

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    15 on the bench last wk, 16 this wk. Guess 17 nxt wk then.

  30. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What does Klopp see in Origi?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Bigger goal threat than Salah