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

    Wasting itb to hockey cokey Vardy and Kane is going to bite me. Now I can't do Jota to Greenwood, and Liverpool backline is tearing apart.

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

    Jota is out

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

    Jota on all benches next GW.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      so frustrating to own him

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

        Nothing went right today for him.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          This season. He scored only when not on my team. he is 10 GWs here and only 1 goal. Bloody consistency

  4. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    JOTA utmost FAILURE

  5. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Appalling Jota. Just appalling.

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Salah looks the best player on the pitch and with 0 BP

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Jota 1 pointer

  8. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Pathetic performance Jota

  9. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Can’t believe I didn’t do Jota > Greenwood..

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

      Yeah 7 actually thought Jota would do something today.

  10. UKG
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Jota pathetic

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    What to do with Jota?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Go back to when you got him and get Greenwood instead.

    2. UKG
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Bin

  12. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Don’t worry Jota owners, Klopp is just giving him a breather to miss multiple chances next match

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    I just can't believe I prioritised Jota over Lingard who is Messi for him

  14. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Beautiful Jota 1 pointer

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Piss off Jota

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Keep or sell Jota?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I’d be more worried if he wasn’t getting chances, that being said, so wasteful with the ones he’s had

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Will likely sit on my bench next week and then he's off for Raph I think.

      Might have to sit through a few price drops though

    3. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I'm selling for Siggy
      Everton have a double GW coming up
      Plus I already have Salah and Trent

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

    Jota + Bruno > Salah + Greenwood seems like it might be an easy transfer

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

      Wouldn’t boot Bruno

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    In hindsight I would have preferred a 30 minute cameo than this horror show.

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

    If you can ride out Jota’s benching next GW, just hold onto him!

  20. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Said this many times. Jota is really poor when he starts and quite good when he comes on as an impact sub.

  21. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Shouldn't have waited for presser and gotten rid of Jota anyhow.

  22. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    What a pointless transfer Jota was. Eff off.

  23. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Wilson on ... Joelinton off

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

    Some rivals capped Jota Lol! Me, Salah, great success!

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Against them but have others captained Nancho, Vardy, Bruno etc ?

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

        And? If my captain scored it’s a win

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Guys I would like to apologise. I brought in Jota for the Leeds and Newcastle game. Again my deepest and sincere condolences

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I knew it it is you

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Sell sell sell

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

    Callum Wilson will now outscore Salah...

  28. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Jota bullet dodged, just need TAA to blank and my decision not to FH should pay off.

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Wilson on to bust the CS

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Let's hope so.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Fingers crossed.

  30. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    How did Sigurdsson look or play v Arsenal last night??

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Quiet