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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. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    If Salah doesn't hatty my ML is done. All on these 90 mins now.

  2. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Watkins > Antonio for the last 2 games?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Just done that move.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I think Antonio to Watkins is more enticing...

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

      I did that exact move Friday night. (Risky, but thought there'd be a price swing that night.)

      Watkins was quite good for the first half of the Palace game. Was restricted a bit more in the second half. Could still get some opportunities vs. Spurs, but do rate Antonio higher.

  3. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Maguire to

    A. Shaw
    B. Dallas

    ?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B. Shaw might only play 37.

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

      B as no chance Shaw starts 38.

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How is Salah looking early doors? Blank looking likely ?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Even though he is my captain I wouldn't mind him not delivering and Liverpool not winning as a Chelsea fan

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Would you put Champions League qualification and actuall EPL position over FPL?

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

          I would but that is because "my season is over" 😉

        2. fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Haha, my thoughts too. Juuhhuu here all season long when all you want is Chelsea in the top 4.

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

      12 mins played Daniel. Had a few touches in the box. Way too early to call.

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    salah c fail

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Too early

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Nah he's right.

  6. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    West brom looking better so far

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Boom. Get in

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    OMG Kanu

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Oh my God...

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Kanu believe it

  8. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    HRK goal

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Kanu G

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lovely finish!!

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Goal.

    Kanu!!

  11. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Pereira assist surely?

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

      Yes

  12. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Pool is such a shete team

  13. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Giant killers at it again

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Chelsea & Leicester fans holding hands, celebrating together.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      😀

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Till Tuesday...

  15. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Ridiculous

  16. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Feck!!!!

    TAA and Robbo on FH fail

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Attacking returns in a high scoring game?

  17. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Good finish that

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sweet.

  18. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Wales massive favorites to win the Euros!!!

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

      The Belgian defence are still looking for him

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      They'll do better than England with a defence of Pickford Keane Coady Stones Walker

      1. Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Agreed

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    As if, my double pool defense clean sheet gone 🙁

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Pereira assist too to rub more salt in the wound

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why did you not just start him and leave him in

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He made way for Greenwood last week

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

      🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Your fault!

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      But you LOVE to see it! 🙂

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

      Yep, I'm in the crapper with you 🙁 Blast!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I think we deserve a Phillips headed goal from a Trent cross!

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

          Now that would brighten my day! 🙂

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          We got our Trent cross at least 😉

  20. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Robson-Kanu captainers in dreamland!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Finally!

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Horror GW 🙁

  22. All Hail K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Liverpool must have worked on giving away the ball at the training ground, their exceptional at it today.

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      *they're (I know, I know)

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well done - you beat me to it. Good man pointing out your own typos. Respect.

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

      They are such a mess.

  23. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Double Pool defense fail

  24. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Alriiiight! Game on!

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Jota replacement upto 7m?

    Torres or go cheap?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Pereira

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      ASM or Willock

    3. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      stretch it to 7.2 and bring Greenwood

  26. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Poorest.....Gameweek......ever

  27. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Double Pool CS gone...Thanks Robson-Kanu

  28. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Big Sam unbeaten in 5 so far v Klopp the big teeth...

  29. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    PEREIRA I love you

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Points for everyone?

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sold him 2 weeks ago lol, for Greenwood and now Raphinha

  30. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I absolutely HATE liverpool