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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
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Doucore everywhere. Great player

    • The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martinez is this year's Pope.

      I, of course, have Pope.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        One of the few decisions I've unequivocally gotten right this year. Martinez on GW3 WC and never let go.

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      DCL @ 3BAPS. Another goal to cement those points pls.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That’s another awful var decision. Maybe this game week will finally be the death of VAR

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        What happened

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Ayling blatant hand ball, arm unnatural position. I just don’t understand the rules anymore

          1. norab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            So what you should do is stop blaming VAR and ask yourself why you don't understand the rules.

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hows Salah looking? Got him in for Raphina this week...

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Invisiible

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Brighton sitting really deep and Liverpool not creating much. If they score though it’ll likely be him

      3. Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not good..

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Great team on paper. Nice chunky red arrow.

      Stop the pain!!!

    • GGMU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      someone tell me again why arsenal sold martinez?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Just Arsenal things...

      2. Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Very bizarre decision

      3. Oz
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        we wanted to play a keeper with comedy value

      4. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Clueless!!!

    • Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Salah, one goal and one assist will do

    • i was once an elephant
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      RMT Big Boys:

      Pope
      2 x City 2x Villa

      what i do now?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Incredible save by Olsen

    • Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Is Hudson-Odoi worth a punt for Gundogan over the next few weeks?

    • Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pickford no longer first choice

      • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If you can't decide which game to watch I highly recommend Leeds Everton. It's end to end!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Done.

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          More Leeds dominating and chasing the equaliser

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        We’ve been completely found out. Especially at home.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        another great save by olsen, leeds going crazy

      • ivantys
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Olsen the hero

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

          DCL reminds me a bit of Bambi on ice.

          1. RedAlpha10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Can i introduce you to Tammy Abraham

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pickford could never! Great from Olson.

        • TheBiffas
            2 months, 6 days ago

            jordan who

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Olson > pickford

          • Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Everton GK is trash.

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

            😆 Leeds games

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Honestly thought Tiago was a bit better player.

            Don't get me wrong he's a good player but a little overrated imo.

          • The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I wonder how Pickford would of fared through that passage of play! ? Hmm

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Pickford will never play again

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Yes he will.
              For Accrington Stanley.

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            olsen injured

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Still on

            2. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Half an Olsen is still better than Pickford.

          • Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Sweet lord I am bad at this game. Wrong bench every week. Raphinha tonight, Bamford last GW, Soucek 15 pointer before that. Just never get them subbed in because all I ever have are non-starting defenders. 86k to way below 500k in a heartbeat

          • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bamford, DCL, Wilson, Antonio, Watkins

            Can't remember the last time we had this many mid priced good options in strike

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Grealish

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  😆 strikers?

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Ah well, I suppose 3 points can be considered a captain haul these days.

            3. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Liverpool game so boring