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. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Who knew coming into this week that Digne would be my star defender rather than TAA 🙂

  2. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Rival has used FH and has TAA/Salah(c) wow today could have gone so much worse!

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Ok?

  3. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Not so bad. Would have liked the TAA points, but have a feeling that (c) Vardy can beat Salah's 7.

  4. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Have lost 4 cs in over time 3 gws in a row. Hate this game

    2 x Areola
    2 x Taa

    1. MissouriMarten
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Over time?

  5. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Super league clubs experiencing instant karma.
    Maybe Chelsea and United will drop points too

  6. smash
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    My rival's last roll of the dice bringing in Trent for the armband this week - love it!

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    As a TAA Robbo and Salah owner on FH that goal hurts alot

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      That sucks.

  8. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Man united fan and TAA owner, bitter-sweet that late goal but I'm glad it happened

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    this place can be a bit ugly at times 🙁

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      .. and short of pretty the rest of the time 😉

  10. son of city
    4 months, 27 days ago

    "you know the rules and so do I"....... LOL.

  11. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

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

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Salah is a bit of a bell-end isn’t he?

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      7 points is fine

  13. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    TAA is a fraud in my book. Best seller!!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Good title - look forward to reading the draft

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Bargain bin comment

  14. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Well done Newcastle, showed real character after that wrongly disallowed goal at the end.

    LFC = Fulham at Arsenal.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Off his arm and into his path for the goal. Rightly disallowed.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        He was pushed from behind and kept his arm closely to the body, didn't make any move towards the ball.
        Wrong dissalwoed and if he'd played for United it would have been penalty.

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Salah 7 points a captain fail?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Erm? No?

    2. Life_Ban
      4 months, 27 days ago

      That's fine

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Fails no but neither a succes.
      Will judge after Leicester game.

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Nah

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Nacho C on Monday

    6. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Given his chances.. feels almost that way

    7. Party time
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Party imminent

  16. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Heavily modded comments alert.

  17. King Carlos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Well... everyone knew newcastle would tie the match. That's just football 1.0. And that's why we love the game!

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Non Trent owners the winners and Liverpool have Utd next. No clean sheet there either.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Perfect result for me as a Salah & Trent owner with Vardy (C) 😎

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Incredible result for you

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Perfect when Vardy blanks?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Bloodbath on Monday, Palace are awful

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Wouldn't say perfect.

      TAA cs would have been good for you imo.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        I thought Newcy would score tbf, just didn't want them to score more than 1!

    4. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Perfect result would have been 1-0 lol

    5. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Ditto, especially as I sold Jota this week as well

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Liv CS wouldn't have suited better as a Trent owner?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        That would just be greedy, I had it my head they would score so not disappointed. Was more worried about Salah going mental

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Lol - it would indeed. Let's see what happens with Bruno & the Lei duo. Which C are you on again - Nacho?

  20. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Are u happy Salah cappers?!?!

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Yea why not.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Are you with life?

      Of course I’m glad with 7 points, more than you lol

      1. son of city
        4 months, 27 days ago

        waiting for lingz and Rudiger to deliver.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Would have preferred 2 goals or an additional assist, but any day your Cap doesn't blank is a good day.

  21. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Triple pool here, but Newcastle deserved that 100%.

  22. Toe-Knee Yeboah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 27 days ago

    (c)TAA, 90+5 🙁

    1. Party time
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Oof... gl for the rest of the gw. Your other options could deliver

      1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks - guy chasing has (c)Vardy. Behind the sofa time!

  23. fusen
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Weirdly, as a Trent owner losing the cleansheet may have been a positive for me in my mini-leagues.

    Most of my opponents captained Salah and I don't have him, but they all have Trent, so we all lost Trent's 4 points but they also lost 2 points from Salah...

    the ridiculousness of FPL EO

  24. Il Capitano
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Still on a green arrow after that as a Salah non-owner, so can't grumble. As an added bonus my ML rival doubled up on Pool def this week.

  25. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    How the f*k does Robbo get 2 BAPS? This game is a total joke

    1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      This

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      who's got the BAPS? Willock?

      1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Dubravka 3 somehow, Willock 1, Salah 0. Go figure.

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          WEIRD.

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      How about the Newcastle keeper getting 3 despite no clean sheet!

      1. SouperstarsXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        How about man of the match performance with 8 saves? Best player should get the highest BAPS (ideally).

  26. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    BAP system is stupid.
    Salah scores Liverpool’s only goal - no BAPS.
    Robertson and Allison fail to keep a CS - BAPS
    why?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Always been a joke

    2. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Baps count many factors.
      Salah lost the baps because he's wasteful

  27. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    TAA, Jota, Leno and Holding owner here, anyone doing better?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I have Wilson, that disallowed goal was a little annoying.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Oh that’s so unlucky! Almost an inspired pick

  28. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Some dudes here are acting like a 10 year old child. I am hater of Liverpool,but can you please stop with cringe and childish jokes.

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      You accuse people of acting like a child but in the same sentence you say you are a Liverpool hater? Eff me.

  29. tbos83
    4 months, 27 days ago

    As a Newcastle supporting non-Salah/Liv defence owner, that was my favourite goal of the season by a million miles

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Shush

  30. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    1 - 1 draw.

    Bonus points for both goal keepers and a defender......

    ..... right

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      What's wrong with that?