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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. tbos83
    7 months, 25 days ago

    That's it. Salah's out.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      No defense, no Mane, not much hope. Wait on Mane news though.

  2. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    75 points and still a red arrow. Crazy week.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      70 and still a red here, zero point to playing

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        73 and red arrow. My captain picks have killed me this season.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Sensational isn’t it

  3. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Robbo has to go. Overpriced trash.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      See below. Painful but yes it’s too much watching the 5m defenders light it up and kill rank

  4. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    As an avid fan it’s sickening watching us struggle against all the bottom half clubs. I feel a rage trade for Robbo, took me a while to admit it.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Robbo is definitely out for me tonight, Shaw coming in

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Liverpool are vunerable as long as the b team has to play. We've no squad left, at all. Look at the bench. Dire. Just give the title to the team with the best squad.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Opponents sit back especially at anfield, no crowd and all that
        Without mane it’s on Salah’s shoulders, hardly fair
        Annoying I didn’t back Bruno captain. Think that’s 5 cs for Brighton in a row.
        Yeh Shaw looks like the one to get

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Can’t believe I have Robbo and sold Justin in GW5.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Well Justin would have paid off.

        This week.

  5. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Stones Cancelo
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    Forster Soucek Coufal Ferguson

    1 FT, 6.9 itb

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

    Thanks

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Robbo need to go

  6. Crouching Tiger
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Salah to Lingard?

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      love this lol

  7. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Robbo Stones to Rudiger Dunk for a hit

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      All time Kneejerk.

  8. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Another annoying GW as going Sterling over Gundo and Richarlison over DCL punt didn't work out again...Neto 8 pointer stick to bench.
    I guess 80pts will be above so can't complain too much... sure beats last week's shocker and Liverpool losing one nil = priceless

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      *above average

  9. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Another bench headache next week. This look right for now?

    Martinez

    Cancelo Dallas Coufal

    Salah Bruno Sterling Soucek Gundo

    Bamford Antonio

    Subs; McCarthy, DCL Digne Mitchell

  10. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Need a Son 11 pointer to beat Cup opponent

  11. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    93 points although Salah captain but I promise you I do not care. 😉

    GGMU

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      JAM TASTIC!

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      word Tony

  12. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Bench Salah?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Thinking of selling while Liverpool are playing a b team for sure.

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah. I have t got grealish.
        That hurts

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Haven’t

  13. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Salah to lingard for -4 ? Y or no ?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I think that jokes old already . . and it's only been minutes.

      1. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        I swear to god it's no damn joke I'm about to hit it now

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          I'm not sure Lindgard has ever played two consecutive games let alone returned in them.

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I'll do it anyway but maybe someone here talks me out of it

  14. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    BAPS for Grealish?

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      1

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      For????

    3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Yes 1

  15. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Mahrez (C) instead of Salah wasn't such a bad choice after all. Would have been a fantastic GW if I had not left Soucek on my bench for the fourth time. It was the last time

  16. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    That's Trossards goal. Hits his knee.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      It's a fluke whichever way.

  17. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Let the knee jerking commence

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    What a week... Brighton safe now so guess it’s Newcastle we’re chasing. happy with 71 + Son to go and the small green. Captaining your lowest scoring player always hurts though 🙁

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      *Homer Simpson meme* - "Your lowest scoring player thus far..."

      Just kidding - I need Son returns too. Well done the Blades - keep fighting!

  19. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Who will score more points this coming week:
    A. Justin
    B. Rudiger

    1. tbos83
      7 months, 25 days ago

      B

  20. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Safe cs playing 2 city defs against Pool, it seems

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Depends on Mane fitness.

  21. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Who to bench:

    1. Stones (liv) [Cancelo in my team]
    2. Robertson (MCI)
    3. Coufal (ful)

    Thanks

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Easy, Robertson

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Depends on Mane fitness. If Shaqiri starts against City . . bench every Liverpool asset.

  22. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Top 30k should be the new Top 10k
    It's getting really tough

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I've been stuck around 30k for 3 months

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      all about the jam

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Nope, the top 2 million should be the Top 10K. 😀

  23. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Which move should I do assuming I one Bruno already?

    A) Zaha to Eze

    B) Zaha to Rashford

  24. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    So many fantasy assets delivering this week with Pool the big exception

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      ?

  25. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    For Antonio.

    A) DCl
    Or
    B) Wilson

  26. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    How is 88 points for 11 players? good or stinking?

    1. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I've got 92 and angry because captained Salah over Fernandes

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        You could have had a monster score.

        1. AllGonePozzo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Exactly especially as would have played Soucek if hadn't transferred him in

  27. AllGonePozzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Brought Salah back in this week for Lookman. As a result Soucek was on my bench. After that abysmal performance tempted to bench him or transfer him back out again

  28. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Whom ti get rid for Son(c)?

    A Maddison
    B Gundogan
    C Salah

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      If Mane is out C

  29. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Brighton have now held City, Pool and Spurs to just 1 goal in their last 5 games total.

    4 clean sheets in a row.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Clarification - Liverpool B

  30. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    byebye Salah

    but who to get in? Got 2FTs