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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Another huge red incoming, 4 in a row with this team now! What the hell do I do?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Dallas
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
    Bamford Antonio
    Johnstone Coufal KWP Brewster

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Keep
      Play Coufal ahead of Stones in case no City cs

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

      You are still okay. Only mistake is possibly not captaining Bruno and not having Justin.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Really? That's a good team and virtually the same as mine.

      Must be captain picks hurting you as I've been doing not bad past few weeks.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Salah
        Gundo
        Bruno
        Salah
        KDB
        Son

    4. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Taking the pi55 surely

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        No mate four reds in a row, struggling

        1. MIDIMAN2010
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Link your team

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            It's right there and my captain choices are above, is it easy to link team?

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

      If you can afford Rudiger (considering he plays tommorow) you can start:
      Cancelo Rudiger and Coufal

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yes can afford anyone, tempted on Justin, AWB or Rudiger.

  2. lespaul
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Easiest goal he'll score

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

      Gotta be in that spot to score it...

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        This

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Captained DCL last week but not this week 🙁

  4. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Awful to watch those everton free kicks having benched Digne...

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      ..and I starters DCL so I’m pretty torn! 😀

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    DCL please HAUL

  6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Antonio's turn next.

  7. Brunsvigeren
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Need JamesR to start in bench, to get Justin om!

    1. Brunsvigeren
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Stay*

  8. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    DCL
    😎

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

    Salah sitter

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

      Forgot it was on... Damn c'mon Mo.

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Will take the Digne CS loss for a Bamford/Raphinha duet.

  11. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Played Dcl and benched Bamford 🙂

    Pheeew I can breed now

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      How many kids?

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

      If only missus is turned on as you are.

    3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Natural team selection

    4. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      *breathe lol

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    That was the chance, Salah captain fail.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Probably.

    2. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sanchez going to haul!!!

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton haven't learnt their lesson from the game earlier in the season, were lucky mo didn't put them to the sword that game

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

      Had his Saka moment?

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Salah C already massive fail

    1. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Massive Aye ?

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Interesting matchup. Who wins:

    A) Martinez + Soucek
    B) Cresswell + Watkins

    1. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  15. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Shaqiri will score tonight

  16. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Salah already making sure he doesn't get any BAPS tonight either...

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

    All my defenders get CS, with Gundo, Bruno, DCL... but still red arrow

    Tough week

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Teams are probably very very similar right now.

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

        It's difficult to have a 100k rank breakthrough

  18. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Please get up, Milner

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Phew

      1. Adetro
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If you read this, I owe you a beer Mr Ze.

  19. BeWater
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Anyone mentioned how much they cannot stand James Justin yet?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Love the guy

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I agree, shouldn’t be in the team but better fullbacks keep getting injured!

      3. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I have Maddison but not Justin... His points just protected my rank from Justin’s damage

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Imagine Salah (c) fail when Mane doesn't play. What is this season?

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Salah will score

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      🙁

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Best game to watch at the moment? Have Salah (C) but also want to see Leeds get going.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Leeds game for sure. Pool will be a snooze fest

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Everton Leeds

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

        Robbo, for once in your life get me some attacking points.

      4. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Come on Brighton

        • SomeoneKnows
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Anyone know when is the next DGW expected to be announced and what teams are likely to play?

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Nobody benched DCL right

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

            Nobody of note.

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            😀

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          DCL woop!

        • MIDIMAN2010
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          No viable captain next week unless you have Son... :/

          1. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            All games going to end 0-0 or 1-0?

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Wow...

            All boils down to 1?

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

            Antonio is damn tempting.

            1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Armband currently on him.

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

                Probably going to do the same. Don't have Son and don't really want him either.

          4. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I was going to Zaha before his injury

          5. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            The first goal I have got from DCL this season. So this is what it feels like.

            1. BeWater
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Same here 🙂 Being scared to check the Everton score for weeks really wasn't much fun.

            2. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Salah blank confirmed