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

    Gayle loves Liverpool...

  2. fusen
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah finishing on 8 points is almost a great outcome for us non-owners, considering the chances.

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t curse it

  3. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Glad I only have Jota on FH , can safely pass on him for next GW now

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    8 points from Salah is nothing to worry about for Ihenacho/Vardy/Bruno cappers

    1. evilfish
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      ok

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Lol lottery numbers please

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Could have done with an extra goal buffer alright. Have Vardy & Nacho. No Bruno is the fly in the ointment.

  5. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah no more bonus?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Nope, as always expected

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

    Salah owners and captainers must be feeling short changed here. A goal after 3 mins and a haul on the cards but he is looking like getting only 7pts

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      8

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

        yep sorry 8

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Nope? A captain goal always a win.
      Don’t get this logic

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

        What logic? I didnt say 8pts from your captain should be considered a fail. Just feel that when your player scores after only a few minutes but then does nothing else and doesnt get bonus, there is a feeling of being short changed.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Not really no. I don’t feel like that anyway. A goal is a goal, doubled of captained, win win.

  7. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah always needs 2 attacking returns for bonus very annoying but expected with the amount he loses the ball and misses big chances

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

    Dubravka on fire

  9. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Has Mo already got his 3 points towards BPS for scoring the winning goal? Or does that come after the final whistle (assuming they win)?

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

      Already in play

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Already included

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Included already as I understand it

    4. The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      That’s what I was wondering. Scoring the goal in a 1-0 used to almost always guarantee the 3 baps.

    5. The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Looks like Salah did get the extra bonus in the end!

  10. Party time
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Leicester had better smash Palace.

    Vardy hatty & 2 og

    1. Party time
      5 months, 5 days ago

      2 og from Iheanacho

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Palace win probably

      1. Party time
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Should be an entertaining encounter

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

    Shocking from Fabinho

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

    Fab YC

  13. King Carlos
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Fabinho with some NFL stuff there

  14. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Klopp you should be ashamed

  15. fusen
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Those 'cynical' fouls are basically just using violence on the pitch to stop an opposing player.

    I never think a yellow card is enough of a punishment.

  16. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah baps wiped, of course

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Oh of course, were never his

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

    Here we go...

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

    Robertson has been incredible.

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

    Curtis is poor

  20. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Please keep the cleanie

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

    1-1

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    OMG Wilson

  23. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    ASM man of the match for me

  24. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Arghhhhhhh

  25. tbos83
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Never understand why they give MOTM before game has finished

  26. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    F**k OFF Liverpool.

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Salah cappers bailed out

  28. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Lolerpool

  29. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Yeeees yeeeews yeeeeeeeahahhahahahs yeeees hahahahahahahaha
    Looserpool !!!

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

      Hahahahahahahahahaha. Disallowed.

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

    Liverpool get what they deserved.