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. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    This could have been 8-0

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    C’mon Trent, end it!

  3. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lol

  4. Party time
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Trent on 2 baps

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        No

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      HOW has Salah missed that? Jesus he’s bad!!!

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wonder what a comfortable 2-0 win feels like...

    • evilfish
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mané is not his usual self. I've seen him pass to Salah on several occasions!

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Trent close

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Oooooooft Trent close ...

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      😮

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Curtis Jones on ... Thiago off

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thiago off, good some goals may actually happen now

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah 0 BAPs soon.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        The usual then, as expected

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Could have been a monster score. These are the worst type of FPL games

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Wait till Newcastle score...

    • Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Who would have thought, after that start, that the score would still be the same after 77 minutes?

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Fab 2 next time?

    • Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      BAP system is stupid. Salah should be on 3

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It really is. If its a world class save he would lose baps. The sky system is better, bonus for shots on target, thats clearly a star strikers aim for as well.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It’s always been flawed. A joke really

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        2 massive misses...

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Why?

        Wasteful as ever. And the game would be way poorer if the goal scorers automatically got double rewarded. Might as well just add 2 points for goals.

    • Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      This season Foden is better player than Salah by mile

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        If Foden was guaranteed mins, we'd be on him like a pitbull on a labradoodle

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Greedy Mane ... again.

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mane couldn't finish to empty net

    • FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Honestly Liverpool deserve to concede on this performance. Feel like they're not taking it seriously, Newcastle would deserve a last min equaliser

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It's coming...

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        They really are shocking

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Newcastle don’t deserve a goal but Liverpool deserve to concede one, if you get me...

    • son of city
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Dubravka with 6 saves this is crazy.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Give me my Trent goal

      • fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I've bet on both Newcastle to score a goal and Salah to score another. So I'm firmly getting out from behind the sofa now, not that bothered if I win money but lose out in FPL points.

      • Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Dubravka MOTM performance of the season here. I tip my hat to anyone who captained him... there must be one.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Nobody has

          1. Bank$y
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            FPL confirmed? That's surprising. I thought maybe at least one of those 'one week' cheat teams would have him.

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          All away keepers perform at Anfield

      • fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        3 - Robertson (35)
        2 - Dubravka (27)
        1 - Alexander-Arnold, Alisson (25)

        Salah (24)
        Kabak (23)
        Fabinho (18)

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yep, figures

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Salah allergic to BAPS

      • HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Jota has been a terrible player for me this season - played 3 times, 4 points in total - benched twice for 3 points total

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Das Echte trap it is

      • Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        How did Jota play?

        A) Bad
        B) Terrible
        C) Unlucky
        D) Oh I didn't notice he played

        1. son of city
            3 months, 8 days ago

            who is Jota?

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            B with plenty of chances

        2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            3 months, 8 days ago

            can sense a Wilson equalizer incoming

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Salah and Trent booted out of the baps ffs.