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Injured Jota out for the season as Mane returns to Liverpool starting XI

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) will miss Liverpool’s match against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon with a foot injury he picked up in Thursday’s win over Manchester United.

The news gets even worse for the former Wolves man and his owners in Fantasy Premier League as manager Jurgen Klopp ruled him out for the rest of the season ahead of kick-off at the Hawthorns.

The Liverpool boss said:

No good thing without a bad thing – so, we won at Manchester United but Diogo got something with the bone. Not too serious but serious enough to end the season. That’s it.

Oxlade is not in the squad, was ill a few days. We decided not to take him here just to give him now another session today that he is ready for Wednesday. Millie hopefully could be ready for Wednesday.

Sadio Mane (£11.7m) is back at Jota’s expense, while Klopp’s only other change sees Curtis Jones (£4.4m) start in midfield in place of Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m).

The Reds’ head coach said of Mane’s recall:

We spoke and he apologised. That’s clear, that’s it.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) is the most-captained player of Gameweek 36, both overall and within the top 10,000.

Above: The effective ownership (EO) and standard ownership figures of WBA and Liverpool players among the top 10,000 FPL managers (via LiveFPL.net)

Jota, incidentally, was owned by over two-thirds of the top 10k in Gameweek 36.

As for relegated Albion, Sam Allardyce has made two changes from the side that lost 3-1 at Arsenal.

A couple of fringe players are given chances to impress with the Baggies’ fate already sealed, as Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.2m) and Grady Diangana (£5.0m) make rare starts.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) and Callum Robinson (£5.2m) drop to the bench.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Wijnaldum, Adrian, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Woodburn, Clarkson, Neco Williams, Koumetio.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Diangana, Yokuslu, Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Gallagher, Robson-Kanu.

Subs: Robinson, Livermore, Diagne, Peltier, Button, O’Shea, Ahearne-Grant, Maitland-Niles, Gardner-Hickman.

SUNDAY’S PREVIOUS GAMEWEEK 36 ACTION

Injured Jota out for the season as Mane returns to Liverpool starting XI

Harry Kane (£11.8m) set a new personal best for Fantasy Premier League points in a single campaign, with his goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s comfortable 2-0 win set to take him to the 230-mark once bonus is added.

Kane’s total of 35 goals and assists combined is just one short of his record set in 2016/17.

A goal was the bare minimum he could have expected: his total of seven shots in the box was three more than anyone else managed in Gameweek 36 so far, with two of those efforts striking the woodwork.

Gareth Bale (£9.2m) made it 10 attacking returns in his last five starts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, meanwhile, claiming the assist for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg‘s (£4.9m) goal when his saved shot fell into the path of the Dane.

In a further indictment of Jose Mourinho’s tenure, Spurs had 24 shots and 13 attempts on target in this match – both figures surpassed any amount they had in a single Premier League fixture under their former boss.

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1,100 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I guess Mane punt for 2 gameweeks won't be that bad...

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Thinking the same. No rotation threat now.

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Plenty of bench jam this week it seems.

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Burn in for Jota. Glad he got that bonus point at least.

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      own foden as well as Bruno and Shaw. 0 points is hardly jam

  3. Mika-eel
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    First time Jota owner. Oh well.

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

      That sucks, this week of all weeks. Onto the next!

      1. Mika-eel
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Too true. Both have rivals has Mane instead. Gonna be a tough watch.

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Could Jurgen not have told us on Friday

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      THIS

    2. tinear
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      His ML leader has Jota?

  5. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Bale probably won't start Vs Villa I guess?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why not?

      Taken off early this game after playing well.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Early? Just 2mins rest.

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          He could beat the early traffic to the golf range in that time.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            😀

      2. Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Early? Almost 90 mins.

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

      Probably plays to be honest(?) He played well. Didn't look like he was over-exerting himself today, despite playing well.

      Think Jose said he often tells the manager when he feels he needs a rest. Maybe he just didn't think he needed it.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Was thinking that he might be required more vs Leicester, Moura should be fine for Villa game.

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Probably start.

      No way to rest in this critical and short moment.

  6. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    2 goals for Mo, 1 for TAA, 4-3 to WBA at full time

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

      Perfect for my fantasy team & perfect for Chelsea. Make it happen.

    2. Party time
      4 months, 3 days ago

      10 goals from Salah

  7. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This week has been horrible.
    Jota out the cherry on top.

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

    Need Salah blank. Any other thing will bury me in my ML 😀 Time to hide

    1. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Salah and TAA for me whilst getting something from Robbo. Time to start the Sunday dinner!

  9. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Silver lining - Mitchell in for Jota.

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Silver shaiting

  10. justaguy9
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I bid farewell to this aweful season. Will be lucky to finish in top 500k. By far worst performance in 10 year fpl career.
    C son, have jota no salah. Basically played with just 9 players with no jota and going ward over Mitchell.

  11. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Important game for my ML position, I got Salah (c), Mane and the ML leader does own neither.

    1. Wrong Captain Again
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks for letting us all know

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      That’s piss poor from them as a club tbf

      Right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing obvs

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        D’oh RF to down there

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Liverpool were publishing this content 8 hours ago even though Klopp and his inner team knew he was out for the rest of the season with his not to serious bone issue!

    https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/434209-diogo-jota-aiming-to-achieve-personal-best-at-west-brom

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

      You can guarantee that team knew nothing about the injury, lol. People getting mad at the wrong people.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'm not mad with the media team.

        Just showing how tightly the injury insights were kept this time.

  13. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    LMS Semi Final safety score currently 23 (7 teams)

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  14. thepancakeman123
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Which 3 of these 5 would you play next week?

    A) Rudiger vs Leicester (H)
    B) Mount vs Leicester (H)
    C) Coufal vs West Brom (A)
    D) Zaha vs Arsenal (H)
    E) Reguilon vs Villa (H)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      BDE

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      CDE

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

      A, B, C. Argument for D over one of them.

    4. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bce.

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    How many moaning about Ward over Mitchell brought him in this week?

    That was last week's move. You could have brought in Mitchell this week.

  16. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    So who is/are the hottest assets to punt for GW37 and 38? Mane, Torres, Willock?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Saint maximin is the man

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ralphina

      1. FootballDog
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Torres could be benched...

  17. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Torres Or Harrison in for Jota ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Torres, see above you

  18. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This was line up for next week and was going to carry transfer but with Jota out what is best move ?

    A Jota to Foden or Mahrez ( surely both have to play )
    B Jota to Harrison or Raphinha
    C Jota to Smith Rowe and Vydra to Cavani -4 ( bench Smith Rowe)
    D Play Holding and carry transfer as planned
    E Any suggestions- looking to preserve 7 point ML lead

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Jota*
    Kane DCL

    Forster Holding Fofana Vydra

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Jota to Torres would be more sensible.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        You think Torres plays? Don’t think certain he does as Mahrez Foden need game time to keep sharp

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          This is possible for 60 mins at Brighton but I suspect most will be protected against Everton.

          They could play high tempo practice games too.

        2. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah no guarantee that Torres starts, would definitely be a gamble, could pay off of course but it's a gamble nevertheless.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        This

  19. mrodgers91
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jota to willock worth a punt against 2 relegated teams following the news today?

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yep

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yep

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

      Prefer Willock to Saint-Max?

    4. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hard to see past him. He's scored in each of his last five games against TOT, WHU, LIV, LEI and MCI and now has SHU and FUL to go.

    5. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Manager of the month curse is a concern

      1. mrodgers91
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Why did you have to worry me like that haha

  20. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    2 bonus points for Kane?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yep

  21. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jota > Torres anyone?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Makes sense.

      Or Willock?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Willock is a decent alternative and an enabler for strengthening elsewhere at only 4.7

    2. Boz
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Too risky for me

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        How's Torres risky?

        He's not likely to start in the Champions League final, so he's a solid squad pick.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Is he starting GW37?

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Torres is risky because he’s a Man City attacker

        3. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Pep has said he’d play his CL players to keep them up to speed. I wouldn’t risk Torres but if he repeats yesterday’s score then you’re laughing

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

      Risky given A) Brighton at the AMEX & B) Rotation. For me, persoanlly.

  22. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    1FT 0.7 ITB

    Jota > Greenwood,do we think he start both games before EL final?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      No.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      GW38 the issue.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Exactly.

    3. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers,then will punt on Firmino

      Jota + Nacho > Firmino + ESR (-4)

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Joelinton anyone?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      An option.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He doesn't pass the eye test for me. ASM or Willock on the other hand...

  24. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    It just gets even worse for me. From looking to come in the top 3 in my ML 2 GW's ago, I'm probably not even going to finish in the top 5. Disaster DGW not bringing in United players so I could have a good week this week - but that went tits up because of my idiotic decision to think I could outsmart Pep. From having 10 players + 2 FT, I now only have 9 this week with Jota out too with no-one other than Watkins doing anything so far.

  25. james 101
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    So who do you have in this one - and predict their scores?

    I’ve got Salah (C) and TAA.

    Hoping for around 20/25 total

  26. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Really need that Pool CS wiped out

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Wash your mouth out!

  27. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    So is Jota to Torres the move to make??

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

      Tread carefully. You won't get those hat-trick points added on

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Who'd u reckon then?
        7.0 to spend
        Have Salah Bruno Lingard & Son

        1. Ch0udini
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Greenwood, ASM, Harrison

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          ASM

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Isn't willock a better option than ASM?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Maybe but not as nailed

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Could see the full team starting the next 2 for rhythm before the final

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I bet most are saved against Everton.

        I will be the Aguero, Jesus, Sterling and Torres show.

        With some solid players behind.

        Why have a huge squad and risk a knock to a key player a week before the trophy Pep is expected to pick up with all that spending?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Because the risk of injury during a match when you've had plenty of rest isn't much bigger than the risk of picking up an injury in training. And by not playing your main team, you run the risk of them not having the same match sharpness anymore come the final. It's why everyone thought Pep would play a strong team against Newcastle because their 1st team hadn't played since the PSG game. But Pep gonna pep.

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Phillips G Trent A would be the dream

  29. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    He played on but I guess the body gets you through initially.

    Oh well...

    https://twitter.com/Watch_LFC/status/1393943429210681345?s=19

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Phillips is getting a goal soon

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

      Got one last match.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Haha

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

      Phillips and Mitchell my only 2 playing defenders this week.