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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. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    LMAO, Salah(c) now my only player this gw without returns!

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Same. WTAF?

  2. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Winning 76-74 in cup match ahhhh. Need Soucek to hold 3baps

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Gone

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Yes

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Phew WHU CS gone

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    OMG Lingard.

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Emi 1 bap possibly 😀

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      aaaaaaand it's gone.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Possibly not lol

  6. BadaBing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Surely I shouldn’t be considering benching Mo against City?

  7. Finding Timo
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Grealish assist not showing ?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      what a mistake by martinez

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      I suspect the realisation that Liverpool ain't winning the title again is hurting already

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        30 more years to wait

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Watkins ESSENTIAL

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Lingsrd G
      Antonio A

      Terrible from Martinez

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      G Lingard
      A Antonio

      DEJA VU

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      FFS thought Grealish scored with all the Grealishhhhhhhh shouts, can we not do that if they haven't scored please

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      antonio assist

    • Parsnips
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Wtf is going on

      • dark91
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Was this really a Brighton staff member holding the board for the substitute?!!
        Had the Brighton badge on his jacket

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        1.3

        WEST HAM

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        1 goal from Salah gets me through in the cup how typical he’s done nothing, fair play to Brighton.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        martinez might get dropped

      • JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Can someone just pick my Captain for the weekend plz?

        A) Son (WBA)
        B) Bruno (EVE)
        C) Antonio (ful)

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          B or C. I have all and will go B.

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        JLinzzzzz whattttt

      • MessiGOAT
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Antonio assist

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Late to the Pool party here. 1 shot on target!?

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Jokes

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        LOOOOOL @ Emi

      • Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Lingard!!

        Always wanted him in my team! 😉

      • Milkman Bruno
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Martinez having a bad game.

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Salad to Lingard (-4)??

        • Party time
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Antonio(C) vs Fulham.

            Cheers

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Same here

            2. MessiGOAT
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Same here and I won't touch it

          • jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            With both Soucek and Coufal on my bench, I can't say I'm bummed about the CS being wiped.

          • Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Yay Watkins 100pts gang unless cards