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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. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mane diving unpunished

  2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 47 with live bonus/autosubs.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That's high

  3. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Salah central and giving everything as he knows my rival has captained him

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

      That he does.

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nothing to do with needting top 4.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      As long as he keeps on shooting straight at keeper you'll be fine.

      Salah don't aim je just puts his foot through and hopes for the best - thats why he is so frustrating.

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pereira filthy on TAA 😆

  5. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How did Bale go up in BPS after the game?

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

      Rigged as usual

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      BPS isn't instant. I posted the same numbers at fulltime.

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      He was on 26 at the end of the game I thought?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes he was. Reg went down from 25 to 24 but I didn’t see any other late changes

      2. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I must have not refreshed properly. He wasn't on for any baps when I looked at the end. I'm not complaining though as he's my captain!

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yep same

  6. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pereira sent TAA to the shop there

  7. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Welcome to LFC Matheus Pereira!

  8. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wow.. how poor has Mane been? Not only this match, but season in general.

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

      Atrocious

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah he's not in great form that's for sure

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

        He's bound to score now then ........

  9. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Trent Alexander Ahole

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Sent that into orbit

  10. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Good god Liverpool are all over them, West Brom leaving themselves quite open to the counter

  11. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any preference?

    A)martinez to dubrovka (starting pereira)
    B) jota to Raphinha ( start raph over pereira)
    C) save ft and start martinez and pereira

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'm actually considering a myself, but not the Pereira, don't own him.

      Would do B.

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      4 months, 10 days ago

      even thinking abt benching pereira based on current form is beyond me. isn't he the highest scoring player since gw30 or something?

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    James back in the starting 11

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Siggy drops out. The rest is as expected.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        That’s helpful for my ml

        1. Goro Majima
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Seconded. Rare bit of good news this GW!

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Those Salah BAPs 😮

  14. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Offside

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

      No way

  15. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pereira is pure quality, need a goal though

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

      If he gets a move he's in my team next season too.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Him or Sarr as 4th mid

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Yeeeees Chelsea

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

    Is Siggy essential??

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Carnage

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Siggy benched

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Clear goal imo

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

      In line of sight.

  20. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Siggy benched

  21. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Miles onside

  22. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    That's not offside?

  23. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    passive ---> active offside

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    OMG thought that was Chelsea's lifeline...

  25. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    LoL. That's exactly how pool won title last year. Wba robbed

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    LiVARpool again

  27. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wait.. wtf??? They didn't give that?? I'm a Phillips owner and I'm in shock.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Cleat goal. The scorer is not in offside

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Team mate was.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Team mate was but didn't interfere but I can't keep up with rules

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 12 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            GK couldn't see the ball due to him.

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              True but made no difference

  28. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    That's not offside, keeper never getting near that, not interfered with anything

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Phillips to blame.

    2. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      This. Abysmal call. No sense at all involved

  29. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I thought Liverpool don't get any decisions?

  30. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    If they’ve disallowed that for offside then that is farcical

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It would be due to obstruction if anything.

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

      Nah. For blocking the keeper.