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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. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Worst VAR decision of the season. The keeper would never have saved it.

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

      pls check the rules, there's something like 'passive offside'

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

    Crazy crazy var.

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

      That is just insane...

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

    Im so sick and wanna puke because of LiVARpool

  4. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    That’s disgusting and that is why no one wants Liverpool to get top 4, so corrupt!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tinfoil timr

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        How can you look at that and say it’s a conspiracy, imagine that went against Liverpool.

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

          it's a clear offside, this is valid for liverpool and for every other club in the world

  5. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    That was not offside. Did someone impede the GK?

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

      Yeah

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        From the other angle it was clearer. Cheers.

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

      yep. clearly.

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

      The guy offside obstructed him.

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes someone standing in front of him, same thing happened for a Son goal about a month ago so consistent decision making. Doesn't matter if keeper could have saved it or not

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah cheers guys.

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

      Noone impeded the gk

  6. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Keep those 3 baps Mo

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

      LoL 🙂

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      This

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Europa league for LFC next season

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

      we'll play united in the euro league final then

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

    Should I cash out my little score draw bet?

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

      Do it!

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just roll with it

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    EVE: Pickford, Digne, Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Coleman, Rodríguez, Doucouré, Allan, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
    Subs: Olsen, Virgínia, Nkounkou, Sigurdsson, Davies, André Gomes, Delph, Bernard, Iwobi

    SHU: Ramsdale, Jack Robinson, Basham, Egan, Baldock, Fleck, Stevens, Norwood, Osborn, Jebbison, McGoldrick
    Subs: Foderingham, Lowe, Gordon, Jagielka, Bryan, Bogle, Brunt, Lundstram, Brewster

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

      Do your duty Sheffield.

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

      Who the heck is Jebbison?!

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

        (Oh, only added in GW35.)

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

        Ballon D'or 2021-22?

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

    Ajayi to city next season ?

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

      Next seasons ake?

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

    Thiago obviously a good player, but Liverpool just look worse when he plays.

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

      Thiago is useless af.

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

        Never wants to pass to taa, always comes back inside central or left.

  12. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    When even Jebbison gets more gametime than brewster

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

    You have to take into account whether he would have saved it - and he wouldn't.

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

      That would make the rule even worse than it is, too murky. This way it's a bad rule but if it's consistent then whatever

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

      That's plainly wrong. It doesn't matter if he would have saved it or not.

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

      Have to take into account the offside.

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

    Score that WBA !!!

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

    No VVD is huge after all

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

      They miss Henderson more.

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

      Grealish devasted his career, not injury

  16. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Greenwood fairly certain to start?

    If yes will simply do Jota to Greenwood on the free.

    Best alternative to Greenwood?

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

      I'd say he's first choice now so maybe not certain but what do I know

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Just fears they might rest him

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

          That's what I mean they might rest him for final

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

      thinking the same... not sure whether I'm going to get Raphinha or Greenwood. I think I'll get Raph to cover my ML pursuers

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Def get Raph in I have him or I might take over Greeny

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

      Should start vs Fulham. After that it's a lottery.

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

    Pool lucky to be level

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

    We’d normally be getting our Jota 1 point around now wouldn’t we?

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

      With a yellow card.

  19. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    TAA and Robbo are twice the threat going forward when VVD plays

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

      And when Henderson plays too

  20. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Holgate
    Salah Son Lingard Greenwood
    Kane DCL Bamford

    (Forster Jota* Mitchell Masuaku*)

    What do you think:
    A) Jota to Raphinha (bench Lingard)
    B) Masuaku to Dallas (bench Holgate)

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    salah c fail. Season over

    Liverpool are just awful and now if they don't win they are out of the top 4 race? Basically nothing to play for. Might just sell salah

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

      Nice bait 🙂

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

      The jinx is strong.

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

      10 pts is amazing for captain, ibdis

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

        * I disagree

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    TAA big chance

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

    We need hot topic for Jota replacement

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tielemans

    2. Wolverine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just get willock or torres and be done with it

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Trent skies it

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

    TAA almost

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

    Pereira ain't touched the ball in a long time

    TAA massive miss

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

    Trent should have scored.

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

    I think am starting with TAA next season

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

      and the other 14?

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

      I did this season. Wasn't so sweet... May have to pin that down to the supposed COVID though.

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

      West Brom just passing it Pool now

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Na, wait & see what Pool shows up

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

    Sorry lads I jinxed Trent by finally getting him in this week.

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Damn you

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

    I said before the game that Jota is the most important part of the Liverpool attack. If he is missing, there is no direct play towards goal and no possibility of breaking down a defensive line. He's absolutely the most important player at the moment.