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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. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Benched Bam last week and Raphinha this week. Bloody typical.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Then your team is out of balance...you shouldnt have players that good on your bench.

      1. faux_C
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        lol what a nonsensical statement

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Lol all you want, its a fact. Benching headaches and rotating keepers, both bad ideas. Enjoy complaining every week about points left on your bench then.

          1. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Yet, he's ranked 600k above your expertise. Must be doing something right.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Right now a strong squad isn't only essential, it's pretty inevitable!

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I did the same 🙁

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

    West Ham bartering villa but that cursed Martinez clean sheet is still intact

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Battering!

  3. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I’m assuming that with Salah (c) but no other Liverpool, I want them to concede?

    1. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yes and I want them to concede regardless. Come on Brighton.

      • beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No, because I own trent and I'm assuming you want me to do well

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          🙂

      • GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I have Robbo, but this is the last GW. need his cs this week

      • Oi! Shadders!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        10 years

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Stalking proof

          1. Oi! Shadders!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Idiot proof

          2. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            And EO is a relatively new concept

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Watkins post

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        What did he say

    3. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Just didn’t Klich for him

      • In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Watkins post

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          What did he say?

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Dammit Ollie!!!

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Liverpool not looking good.

        Can see a Salah blank

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Me too

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Same was said against West Ham and look what happened in the second half

      • ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Selling bamford for Kane costing me a minimum of 20 odd points, yikes!

        Need something from old Mo to make it all ok

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Salah has hardly touched the ball

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Happens every time I captain him

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            same lol. Son will blank next game week too im sure

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          23 touches in 33 mins

      • LǝgleSs e|even
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hows WHU doing, any close calls for Soucek, Cresswell, Antonio?

      • afcblegend
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        There's no space for Liverpool between the lines... slightly concerning

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No idea how Liverpool will score

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          With the ball in the back of the net

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Watch the good football match instead and forget about that one

          1. afcblegend
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I'm going to do just that

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Might do that after half time.

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            This!

            Switching back to Ellend Road.

      • ivantys
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Iwobi is so useless need him off

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Brighton are such an annoying FPL side. No players worth having, but never roll over like you want them to for your captain.

        • tbos83
            2 months, 18 days ago

            One day a commentator/pundit will be able to comment on a player's performance without saying 'put a shift in'. Today is not that day.

            1. Leonard hatred
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Those commentators are really putting a putting a shift in shift in.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Barkley miss

          • Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Watkins post
            Water is wet.

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Come on Salah, grab a couple of goals for all the FPL lads out there.

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Or just stay quiet for us (B)runo.

          • Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Dcl swing at fresh air

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Baby Giroud

            • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Another six saves for martinez for a pre-haul.

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Salah C fail

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Salah close

            • Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Need DCL score one more

            • tbos83
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Why oh why did I cap Salah over Bruno

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Chasing last weeks points.

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Captain Hindsight is that you?

                3. threeputt
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  because you were scared ?

              • Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Liverpool are so bad.

              • ivantys
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Martinez getting so many free saves

                • threeputt
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I'm guessing Milner is on pens too ?

                  1. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    No salah is.

                • Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Everton could of had a penalty

                  • Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Obligatory Martinez haul incoming