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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. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Come on Richarlison

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Salah will bag a brace

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

        I live in hope, not expectancy.

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Doubt it somehow.

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Justin - the only guy who’s been with me since GW1. What a legend @ 4.5mil

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Same here. It’s nice to be on the purple side of the so called casual picks.

      2. COYR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ditto. Keep thinking his GW's are numbered but he just keeps giving

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I had him for 15 or so weeks but he was a bit pants for majority of the run

        The best time to get him was right when i sold him around week 15 or something

      4. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yep. Top player and a a top fantasy asset.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Cant be long before there is absolutely nowhere to hide for salah cappers

      1. tbos83
          3 months, 1 day ago

          ...all 7million of us

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Too many to hide.

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

          Made my peace with the blank already

      2. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Need Son to miss out...

      3. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Raphina goal Bamford assist

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

            OMG

            Digne, DCL, Raphinha and Bamford return!

            Dreamland!

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Well played

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

                  Only partly makes up for selling Bamford & getting the Everton lot for a -8 last week 😆

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            OMG Raphina

          3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Come on the Leeds.

          4. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bam bam

          5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Man City with one less game played three points ahead. With Aguero and KdB out... I think they’ll win.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 1 day ago

                For sure

              • HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Seems obvious

              • TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                By 10+ points

              • Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Still won’t win CL mind

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Now need a Dallas goal.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Every time Dallas has scored my rival has got him of the bench, he's not getting him off the bench this week so no chance he scores

                2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  So much this.

              • Chucky
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Benched raphina again and bought Barnes in For Soucek n played him... Terrible management.... 🙁

                1. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Fudgy levels of mis-management.

                2. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I sold Raphinha for Barnes last GW 🙁

                  1. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    New season can’t start soon enough..

                3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I have benched him 3 GWs in a row

                  1. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Ouch lol

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Get a goal, now BamBam.

              • GGMU
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                bam bam party!

              • TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                That’s a horrible fpl goal

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Mark getting away with benching Justin!

              • Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Should've sold Soucek instead of Raphinha...

              • fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Man, Raphinha is such good value.

              • TheBiffas
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  lets gooooo

                • Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Raph, Bam and DCL owner. Lets go

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

                    Did you sell Sterling for Son?

                • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Raf has been a great signing.

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

                    You'll do well if you manage to keep him next season. Here's hoping.

                • Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Dcl winning goal baps now

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Raph from Bam Bam will please some

                • djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  And for the third week in a row my first sub returns. At least last week Bamford came in for Stones or Cancelo.

                • JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Bamford and Justin rank killers

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Bamford is owned by 47 pct of players...how can you not have him?

                    1. WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Read your statement again. You'll get it.

                    2. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      I’m the 53%

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Milner crocked.

                • Winners900
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Raphinha benched again, Son stay home!

                • Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  DCL getting the winning goal bps atm

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

                    With the way that game is being played I don't think that will be the winning goal 😆

                • Monya Meow Meow
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Martinez with 3 save already? That's quick...

                  1. Zilla
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Villa dominating

                • Kellz86
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  But but it’s time to drop BAmFoRD