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. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hahahahahahaha

  2. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Go on the tooooooon! 😀

  3. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    To be fair, Newcastle deserved a point.

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Win

  4. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Willock you beautiful man

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    BRING IRONS TO UCL...THANKS VARPOOL great show that

  6. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pool lucky not to lose.

  7. tbos83
      3 months, 9 days ago

      As a Newcastle fan I'm not going to pretend we deserved that but I'll definitely take it.

      1. Im New Here
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I think they deserved it

          1. tbos83
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Do you know what you are right, I'm being hard on my team - just Pool missed so many changes

        • JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Who says you need TAA

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Erm, nobody?

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Well. True. Not now!

        • Party time
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Liverpool are pants this season

          • pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Hilarious really

            Cracking game to watch.

          • hueycho
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Jota has been below par since i got him two weeks ago! Get rid!!!

          • wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            f**k this game

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Football or FPL? Newcastle deserved that.

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            FFS Unbelievable

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Week from hell

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I have no words. Liverpool, you are absolute GARBAGE!!!!!!

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            LiVARpool doesnt deserves UCL football. Send the to Conference league pls

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Salah(C), Trent and Jota. Liverpool fan. Wow

          • Roy Hudd
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            TAA owners in massive fail. Mane owners in massive fail. Where are ya?! Hahaha...

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              You must have lots of friends....

            2. Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I'm in overall rank 2k and you? TAA is not a fail he's got points last 4 gamewewks? Duh hello?

            3. Party time
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Jota owners hefty fail

            4. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              How on earth can Salah not be on Baps

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Because he is shocking

              2. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                He is close

              3. King Carlos
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Wasteful

            5. jammie26
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Lol at Liverpool

              • End of King Wilson
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                I celebrated that goal too much somehow, would have been upset as I had TAA.

                THIS IS FOOTBALL!!!!

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

                Is it just me or have Liverpool disappointed in nearly every great on paper fixture like this this season?

              • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Will take that Salah(c) with no Liverpool DF

              • Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                How far Liverpool have fallen, clinging on vs Newcastle at Anfield.

              • Babit1967
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                7 pts from 4 so far 🙁 Bruno better deliver

              • Hryszko
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                17 points from Trent, Jota & Salah captain, horrivleb

              • Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Robbo 2 baps

              • Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Just when I thought I had points from Trent,
                My arrow will never be green again

              • Louis Van Gaalstones
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Wow it's been a while since I've been on here during a game, I remember why now.

                1. Party time
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    😆

                2. LewanGOALski
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Bought TAA for a hit so I didn’t have to start Digne vs Arsenal 😀