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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. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ok tell me this I have Bruno, DCL, Sterling, Gundy, Cancelo, Salah (C) and live rank is in the RED?

    im 800K so not exactly top 100K either! MENTAL

    1. BeWater
        3 months, 9 days ago

        The Justin effect.

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          and AWB

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        your c hasn't played is one major factor

        you need a big salah haul to get close to a green

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Salah blank already factored in

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        It's more about who you don't have.

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Big points coming off the bench

    2. mrmrscott
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Chances of Chilwell starting tomorrow?

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

        I support Chelsea and I genuinely don't have a scooby who'll start.

        Alonso has a great record vs. Spurs however.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hate Justin points - I will transfer him in this GW to teach him a lesson

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 9 days ago

          If I do it as well the additive effect will turn him into a pub player overnight.

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

            But if the effect is multiplicative, he becomes good again 😕

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bobby haul needed

      3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Salah is a failure. Salah is finished. He’s done. Terrible pick. Need to sell.

        All corresponding things said about Bruno in the first half

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          What about Martial?

          Or does that still apply?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Wdym?

            Was saying it more cos Bruno was pretty anonymous first half for his many captainers ready to give up

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I meant is Martial still a terrible pick or g2g?

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          ^this
          And Bamford too

      4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 9 days ago

          el ghazi is so awful with the ball

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            V surprised Traore isn’t playing.

        • Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Targett hattie badly needed

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Red arrow getting smaller but still 30k

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            We must be very close

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I suck at FPL, I admit it

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Okay calm down with the upvotes lol

          2. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Don’t say that Fudgy, you have multiple top 10k finishes. Too hard on yourself.

            • I am become Marvin
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I'm absolutely incredible at it. I don't link my team as it would put others to shame.

            • JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Hulk this please

            • Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Calm down

            • Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Maybe, but you are my favourite troll account

            • COYR
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Now that's one way to get votes...

            • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Love you fudge

          3. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Salah is terrible he will never score

            * Reverse jinx

            1. Differentiator
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I have Salah not capped. No chance he scores today

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Ditto. I have 1 assist in last 10 captains. They just don't do points anymore.

          4. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            How does Antonio constantly look so dangerous? Every single game he wracks up insane xG and has loads of chances.

            1. Differentiator
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Human rhino

            2. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Might captain him next week at Fulham

          5. Bob_the_builder
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Going to do something highly risky next GW. Alonso(c)

          6. afcblegend
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            "Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored nine headed goals in the Premier League since the start of last season; the only player in Europe's top five leagues with more over this period is Robert Lewandowski (12)."

            It's literally always 'except for Lewandowski'

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Dominic Calvert-Lewandowski

          7. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Absolutely no chance Salah Grealish Bamford or Antonio do anything, apologies

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              This

          8. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yo Liverpool at least let Sanchez make some saves.

          9. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Martinez save point already

            1. Sack The Glazers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              he's a legend

          10. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Could be a Salah fail tonight.

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I captained him so 100% blank incoming.

          11. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Martinez racking up the saves again

          12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            west ham dominating

          13. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Liverpool not fluid with their passes.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              That's because I captained Salah

          14. REDMOND IN SANDALS
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Martinez already racking in saves.. big yikes for starting leno

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

                .. and baps hopefully

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Oh god

            • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Those people saying that there are no good captains next week and some considering Son. Well leave Bruno alone to me the way many of you did to the benefit of a few of us this wonderful GW.

              1. Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Preach my brethren

              2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Hope you don’t expect 9-0 again

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

                  3-1 with Bruno back to his best.

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

              Brighton having plenty of possession. Fancy Salah on the counter.

            • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Antonio Salah hauls. All I need.

              Martinez Watkins would be nice too tbf

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

                How can oth Antonio and Martinez haul or is Martinez OOP?

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Martinez pen Save, Antonio scores rebound

            • FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Best GK to replace McCarthy?

              I will be wc in gw25 to prepare for the BB in gw26.

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Mendy

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Please no Martinez CS again, please

              3. Kryptonite666
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                How is Lingardinho playing ?

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Good start.

                2. KGFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Same old... all fart, no poo

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Quite well

              4. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Salah's become a boring caltain

                1. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Captain

              5. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Come on Grealish. Come on Lingardium, wreck that Villa CS.

              6. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Salah-C FAIL !

                Is Mane playing, must be, in spirit !