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Newcastle v Liverpool team news: Salah and Alexander-Arnold benched

The day’s Premier League action gets underway at St James’ Park this lunchtime as title-chasing Liverpool attempt to keep up the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.

Kick-off on Tyneside is at 12:30 BST.

There hasn’t been a ball kicked yet but Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has got off to a deflating start for many of us, as Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold – the two most-owned players in the top 10k – both find themselves among the substitutes for the visitors.

Salah is the most-captained player of Gameweek 35 both overall and within the top 10,000, with over 40% of the leading managers handing him the armband:

The premium pair are among five players who drop out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI from the Champions League win over Villarreal in midweek.

Also making way are Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Ibrahima Konate, with James Milner, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip taking their places.

There are three changes for Newcastle from the side that beat Norwich 3-0 last time out.

First-team regulars Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almirón, who were all rested off the back of a three-game week, come back into the starting XI.

Sean Longstaff, Jamaal Lascelles and Jacob Murphy drop to the bench.

Chris Wood also has to content himself with a substitute’s role once again, with Eddie Howe presumably tasking one of Joelinton or Allan Saint-Maximin with leading the line against the Reds.

GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett, Bruno Guimaraes, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Subs: Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Darlow, Gayle, Longstaff.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Keita, Jota, Mane, Diaz.

Subs: Fabinho, Konate, Thiago, Salah, Jones, Tsimikas, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.

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844 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    need trent to come on, only got Doherty and Livramento on my bench as defenders! damn

  2. Stoic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The Site to tinker future GWs with fixtures displayed?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FPL.team

  3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Schar the ledge!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Injured, needs to be sold now

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Perfect!

  4. Pipermaru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Schar man walking.

  5. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lascelles on so Liverpool definitely scoring again

  6. Djokovic Airlines
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Man Newcastle will become one of the most hated teams in the next few years. Investors who work with a regime. A coaching staff including a solarium junkie who disrespects and sneers at opposing coaches all the time and tries to provoke them. Players who don't respect it when the game is stopped because of a head injury. Constant overly harsh actions and ultra low insults from the players against the referee. You can say a lot of things to a ref, but not things like this.... disgusting club.

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A head injury from heading the ball? Haway man

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Have you ever taken a ball clean in the face?

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Or even just on the head at full pace. Don’t want to play stereotypes but I’m not sure Milner is the kind of player to fake this sort of thing

        2. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Have you ever taken 2?

      2. Djokovic Airlines
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes?
        I'm afraid you're not well informed, but quite a few football players die from the constant impact of the ball on the head. Concussion is also a head injury.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Heading the ball will probably be outlawed altogether in 20 years

        2. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hahaha give over man. They have an increased chance of dementia etc. when they're older from repetive heading. But it was much worse with the heavy old balls which would increase in weight with the rain, nobody is dieing from heading Premier league penny floater

          1. Djokovic Airlines
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Okay. You're right, I'm wrong. However, the patients I see every day, some of them very young, say something different and the problem is by no means just about dementia.

    2. shiregeriatric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Liverpool supporter by any chance?

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He is, yes. Whadda surprise

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Liverpool played on too

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Who is the solarium junkie?

      1. Djokovic Airlines
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Jason Tindall.

    5. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not from UK but thought solarium tan is quite common in Ncastle

  7. Life_Ban
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Come on time for subs surely:

    Jota YC = Salah Cameo

    Gomez YC = Trent Cameo

    1. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rubbish

  8. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    1-1 draw coming here, Liverpool wasting a few chances now

    1. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 7 days ago

        toon haven't had a sniff

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Only need 1. If Pool don't score before 80mins it will get edgy. Crowd is up for it

          1. SonnyPikey
              2 months, 7 days ago

              nah pool will win

        2. Djokovic Airlines
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          there will be a dodgy pen

        3. Shultan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No chance have you seen Liverpool defensive record in PL only city scored in last 9 games

      • MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Matip hoooold

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Edging?

      • SonnyPikey
          2 months, 7 days ago

          wood on

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          salah coming on

        • SonnyPikey
            2 months, 7 days ago

            SALAH ON

          • DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Salah coming on

          • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Robbo attacking return please, thank you in advance

          • Mark Colonel
              2 months, 7 days ago

              What do ya think about this FREE HIT team ?

              GK : Schmeichel
              DEF: Cancelo -- James -- TAA -- Robertson
              MID : Maddison -- Havertz -- Mount -- Salah -- De Bruyne
              FOR : Dennis

            • BobB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Why did Liverpool delay their subs when Newcastle brought Wood on?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                They weren't ready. Were still looking at clipboards.

            • AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Salah enters the fray with Fabinho

            • seanpauldcu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Looking for some guidance please. Currently just inside 1m marker and had planned a big push in the final weeks of season across back-to-back DGWs & GW38.

              I unfortunately missed the opportunity to play TC earlier in season and I had planned my transfers to have ok sides for earlier doubles. I’m now sitting on FH1, FH2 & TC with 3GW to play and originally planned to FH1 DGW36x FH2 DGW37 and TC GW38 but realised today in the small print that FH can’t be played on consecutive weeks. Team below.

              Pope | Sanchez
              Cash | Targett | Lamptey | Emerson R | White
              Mount | Salah | Coutinho | K’sevski | Saka
              Kane | Weg | Adams

              What do I do?

              1/ FH 36/38 & TC 37
              Pros: Utilises all chips and maybe gives differential in an off week 37
              Cons: Side is always well stocked for 36

              2/ FH37 & TC36
              Pros: max value in TC and best value on FH in an off week
              Cons: lose a FH chip

              As always appreciate any help.

              1. sulldaddy
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Go with 1

                TC on someone who has a double in 37.
                Prob not ideal but what can you do

            • The Yorkshire Pirlo
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              As a Salah(C)/Son(VC) owner and 50 point lead over my ML rival who has Son(C) this is bad right, Salah coming on?

              1. Futureform
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Depends what happens in the next 20 minutes!

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              mane yellow

              1. DaniCT
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Could have been a red?

            • hueycho
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              salah one point incoming!!!!!!!

            • Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Any chance TAA comes on now ?

              1. SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  no

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Gutted as rubbish bench

                • Life_Ban
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I already requested it

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Klopp must be ignoring you

              2. SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  lol sadio

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  that's dirty from mane that

                • SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Phew no jammy VC’s

                  1. MIGHTY JOE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Dont jinx it

                • bosungeorge
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Has anybody got Wood???!

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Always

                  2. SonnyPikey
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      all the time big boy

                      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Lol.

                  3. BobB
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Klopp's curious hesitancy meant a silly yellow for Mane

                  4. DavidBW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Mane yellow then off lol

                  5. Djokovic Airlines
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Mané very lucky here. Could have been a red.

                    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Really???!!!!!

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Not that bad. Just a bit dangerous.

                  6. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    GUYS IT'S SALAH HE'S COMING ON

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Would have thought he was on 5 minutes ago from some of the comments here!

                      1. NateDog
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        The commentators mentioned Salah warming up about 10 times, you'd swear there wasn't a game going on at the time