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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. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Only player who blanked: Salah.
    Justin, Soucek benched.

    1. Kane and Ablett
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Never bench never captain...

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Ah, Baines and Salah. Noted.

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Same here with Mendy to go

      • Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Justin had dream fixture

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Last week:
      Sterling (C), Son (VC) - No Salah

      This week:
      Sterling to Salah (C) -4

      Season over

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        🙁

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Robbo > Dunk done

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez and Grealish still combine for 10 pts despite losing. So consistent

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Gross error proven, Rashford > Salah [C] ...

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Just don’t make any transfers as you might be disappointed

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Knowing me, I will make further transfers 😆

    6. Kane and Ablett
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Salah is still a good pick given there’s so many good budget picks but Brighton have been tight for while for anyone actually watching the football. Suarez coming in for 4.4....

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        68 points and red arrow! Son still to go

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Aaaaaaand out come all the mega high scores being flaunted

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        What does a captain success feel like? It's been so long

      • threeputt
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Oh well the majority had the (c) fail too so no great shakes

        Well played Brighton, thought they were magnificent

      • Ch0udini
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Salah the only player in my team without even the smallest return this gameweek (including bench!) and I captained him. Incredible...

        • fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Move over Emi Martinez. There's a new king in town. His name is ROBERTO SANCHEZ!!!

        • Podge
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Every other player I have scored bar Salah (c)

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Same, scored, assisted or cs. How could we choose Salah as c????

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Likewise. I'm counting Martinez 1 BP as a return.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Next week knowing FPL
          Son blank
          Bruno blank
          Salah brace

        • Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Martinez with a cheeky bap after conceding 3

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            He always gets that just for getting up in the morning on A match day

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Shaw or AWB?

          For Robbo. Done with him 100% after tonight.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Same decision to make.

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Rest of my defence is

              Stones/Cancelo/Digne/Coufal.

              All chips intact

        • Party time
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Potter for that matter

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Martinez
            Robertson Stones Cancelo
            Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
            DCL Bamford Antonio

            Forster Soucek Coufal Ferguson

            1 FT, 6.9 itb

            What to do here??

            1. Raphinha / Soucek >> Son (seems hard after they both scored)
            2. Ferguson >> AWB / Shaw (bench Robertson)

            Thanks

            1. Podge
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Do nothing

          • Fer Fuch's Ake
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            >600,000 net transfers bringing Salah this GW, how fickle is this game

            1. Kane and Ablett
                4 months, 19 days ago

                How many were for a hit?

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              The PL title is gone. Might as well lose against City on Sunday to make sure Man U have no chance of winning the title. Lol.

            3. SallySlayer
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Kneejerk reaction..would you wildcard this team?
              Leno (!)
              Coufal - Robbo - Cancello (taylor, mitchell)
              Salah - Barnes - Gundo - Fernandes (bissouma)
              Wilson - Bam - DCL

              1. Podge
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Obviously not

              2. Kane and Ablett
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  In 3 weeks!

                • SallySlayer
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Most urgent transfer for this week? Sick of Robbo but Leno isn't playing. Worth a -4 for Leno, Robbo -> Martinez, Shaw?

              3. threeputt
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                89 pts with Salah (c) after bonus with Dier to go, I'll take that

              4. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Yet another Cap fail... so frustrated

              5. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Give Grealish the BAP!!!!

              6. Brimble82
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                What's going on with Antonio's BPS?
                2x Assist = 18
                Played 60+ = 6
                (and ok, he may have had some minus scores)
                He's only on 18 - have they not factored one of the assist?
                Or did he miss a bunch of chances?

                (Wasn't watching that game)

              7. fiveyears
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Avoid stressful captain choices by leaving the armband on Soucek

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  I’m selling the fraud

                2. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  V Fulham nxt

              8. HuthTheMagicDragon
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Who's in the next round of the cup?

              9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                We need Keane to ask Klopp why they’re so sloppy these days for the lolz

              10. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Ok so let's do Salah to Lingard and captain him Vs Fulham. Sorted!