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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. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    For antonio :
    A. Watkins
    B. DCL
    C. Bamford

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

      Can't have them all.

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

        DCL if anyone

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

      Would have said Watkins but he has a double on the horizon and DCL has MUN. Maybe look at mid or defense.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Why would you switch?

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

        Oh hang on ; to get him? Bamford.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ugh that's really unappetizing. Watkins I guess but you're not happy.

      DCL looks like an easier sell but the problem is they have a DGW in 24 where you'll want him.

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

        So does Watkins

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

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

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Hopefully City dish out an absolute walloping to the scousers on Sunday

    Proper 5/6/7 goal mauling

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

      Why?

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

        Pool abysmal form and potential fpl points for City is my guess.

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Guardiola is a coward. He will never play real attacking football against us.

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

        I dunno ; we have to put out another B team like tonight and they could.

    3. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Wouldn’t surprise me if it was 0-0

  4. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is Eze now a a good differential for the Leeds game with Zaha out?

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

      Just get a good player that is good for the GW and you would keep for the long-term.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Not really, no. There's a lot of good midfielders to choose from.

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    James to...

    A Justin
    B Digne
    C Shaw

  6. Finding Timo
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Folks Bowen to a) rashford b) soucek c) Lingard d) son or e) other? Ta

    1. Wag the Drog
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      a

  7. Wag the Drog
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Who to replace first?
    a) Saiss->?
    b) McCarthy->?
    c) Bissouma->Soucek/Maddison

    McCarthy
    Stones-Cancelo-Justin-Saiss*-Kilman
    Bruno-Rash-Son-Gundo-Biss
    Bamford-Watkins-DCL

  8. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone benching Salah if they have other players with favorable fixtures and form?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Madness!

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Barnes+Gundogan to Rashford+Soucek for -4?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      No way