Dugout Discussion

Jota joins Salah, Mané and Firmino in Liverpool front four for Newcastle clash

Diogo Jota (£7.1m) is fine after all, afforded a third successive Premier League start.

Crucially, his latest appearance has not come at the expense of Liverpool’s headline attackers.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), Sadio Mané (£11.7m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.0m) all feature as Newcastle come to Anfield.

It is the first time the quartet have shared the pitch together since the second half of the Gameweek 30 win over Arsenal and just the third time all season they have featured together from the beginning.

The last two times were the Gameweek 8 draw with Manchester City, two matches after a Gameweek 6 win against Sheffield United. Across those matches, Firmino, Jota and Salah got the goals for Liverpool.

“There’s a moment where we can do that (start all four of Jota, Salah, Mané and Firmino). All the boys are fit and in a good shape so we have to give it a proper try.” – Jurgen Klopp

Thiago Alcantara (£5.5m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m) provide support as a two-man central midfield while Fabinho (£5.4m) remains at centre-back in the absence of Nathaniel Phillips (£4.1m).

Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) makes his fifth-straight Premier League start while Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and the in-form Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) retain their full-back berths.

Steve Bruce is still urging caution with Callum Wilson (£6.5m) following his recent hamstring injury.

The centre-forward has featured as a substitute in each of his last two Premier League outings and is on the bench for a third match in a row today.

That sees Joelinton (£5.7m) lead the Newcastle line supported by Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) who has produced 18 points across his last two appearances.

Blank Gameweek 33 Line-ups

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Robertson, Kabak, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah; Jota.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-2-1): Dúbravka; Dummett, Clark, Fernández; Ritchie, S Longstaff, Shelvey, Murphy; Almirón, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Elsewhere in Blank Gameweek 33

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jag-z
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    First

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Congrats.

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

        It's the big things in life one must celebrate!

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Is the worst

    3. son of city
      5 months, 5 days ago

      proud of you 🙂

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st.

    5. Zogzeg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Very nice

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Not always a good thing to come first.

    7. GE
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      First comment? Who cares?

  2. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Let's go...

    Hopefully more than 8pts from Trent, Jota and Salah (C)!!!

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      50 points between them today. No green arrow.

  3. son of city
    5 months, 5 days ago

    salah bandwagon all rise.......

  4. Amey
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Come on ASM !!!

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

      A Newcastle result here would be spectacular.

      Can't see it but Liverpool losing at Anfield is quite common in 2021.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Yewh
        They're the underdogs here 😆

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        From the BBC

        "Jurgen Klopp's side could become the first team since Sunderland in 2008 to concede the first goal in eight consecutive Premier League home games."

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Blimey TAA needs to score to redeem

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Looking at the lineup, it feels like a game which could end 5-0 to Liverpool or 0-1 to Newcastle. Think it's been a while I've had a capper from the first game on a Saturday. A bit nervous. Let's go!

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

      2-1 Liverpool or 2-0 most likely.

    2. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Memories of Jetro Willems smashing in a scorcher and ruining Liverpool clean sheets are still too fresh for me 😀

  6. Casual Player
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Only Salah (c) - this is the game that makes or breaks my charge I think

  7. Yome
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Early Saturday kick off captain curse, let’s go

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, 1-0 Newcastle win, a TAA own goal, Jota red card and Salah penalty miss all incoming ...

      1. Yome
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        That would be perfect

  8. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Play up pompey

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Bit late to the post button

  9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    2 - Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Diogo Jota are starting together for Liverpool for just the third time - the other games were a 2-1 win vs Sheffield United in October, and a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in November. Quartet.

  10. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah, Jota & Trent in this, come ON!

    Salah & Trent slight differentials in my leagues too.

  11. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    For the next 90+ minutes I will be mostly barcode.

  12. son of city
    5 months, 5 days ago

    TAA to get a red card ,Jota and salah to haul or TAA own goal would be terrific. 🙂

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah hatty coming

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I will be happy with å goal and assist

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah(C), Jota and Trent. 0-1 Newcastle win confirmed. Sorry everybody for ruining the above players in advance.

  15. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    That front line makes me suspect a Firmino hattrick with no Salah, Jota or TAA involvement is on the cards.

    1. tinear
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      And he scores

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Well well well..

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Happy to be wrong

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    I’ll be back to celebrate the 5-1 (Salah hatrick, jota goal and 2 assists) in 2 hours

  17. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah (c) fail.

    1. ivanthemerciless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      That aged well

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Haha

  18. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Goal salahhhhhhh

  19. Jerse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Just been looking at the so called "great and the good" template. A rather presumptuous name if ever there was one !! Not all of them have Ihneacho which is incredible really. The one thing it brings home is how many still stick to the big name players. Ihneacho plays for one of the most attacking teams who are 3rd in the league, has stats off the richter scale and fantasy points to back it up and a run of fixtures to die for, and a possible double in 35.

    1. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      How many Fpl winners are on that??

  20. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    SALAAAAAHHHHHHH

  21. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    SALAHHHHHHHHH

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      GGMU

  22. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Bournemouth repeat on the cards here

  23. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    LETS GOOOO

  24. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    MOOOOOO CAPTAIIINNNNNNN

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salahhhhhhhh punish those non captainers!

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Magic Mo

    No assist.

  27. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Mane get the assist?

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Woohoo!!!

  29. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Nice

  30. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Imagine not capping Salah