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Aston Villa v Liverpool team news: Salah benched, Robertson out

Double Gameweek 36 continues this evening and there is plenty of interest in both sides from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

Aston Villa v Liverpool gets underway at Villa Park at 20:00 BST.

Mohamed Salah finds himself among the substitutes for the visitors, while Andrew Robertson misses out completely.

Salah is the most-captained player of Gameweek 36 both overall and within the top 10,000, with 84.46% 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 Saturday’s draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Also making way are Ibrahima Konate, Jordan Henderson and Thiago, with Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota taking their places.

Roberto Firmino makes his return as a substitute after six matches out with a foot injury.

Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, makes two changes from the 3-1 win at Burnley, including a recall for Philippe Coutinho against his former club.

Marvelous Nakamba also comes into the starting XI, with Calum Chambers and Emiliano Buendia dropping to the bench.


GAMEWEEK 36 LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Nakamba, McGinn, Luiz, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins

Subs: Olsen, Sanson, Buendia, Traore, Chambers, Young, Chukwuemeka, Chrisene, Iroegbunam

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Keita, Jones, Diaz, Jota, Mane

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Origi


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804 Comments Post a Comment
  1. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What is with fatso Moss?

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I bet he gets more tang than you cuz.

      1. tangtastic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        ooooh yeaaaaah

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    C 😮 utinho

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lovely bit of skill. Don't see many tricks like that anymore.

  3. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Got to be Salah on at HT.

  4. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    You knob Nabi

  5. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Omg Keitaa

  6. RedRo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Come on Villa lol

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      if you want to sell your liverpool assests

  7. fantasyfog
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pressure on Liverpool telling last few weeks, defensively looking very very vulnerable all of a sudden, I'm feeling a bit sorry for them

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I don’t like them to be completely honest

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      They've always looked at the very least a bit vulnerable against the right teams that know how (and have the players) to expose their high line

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Jon Moss needs subbing!

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      More like a trip to Subway at HT

  9. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    John Moss a Liverpool fan?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aren't all the refs?

    2. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I think so - absolutely hates Utd too.

  10. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How is Moss still a referee? Like there needs to be some sort of legit yearly review of these clowns.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He is 50+, thought refs usually retire by then

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Target weight is 45 stone

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          😀

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      His boss is his mate, they aren't held accountable. Bad decision this week, don't worry, get a game next week...

      It'll never improve as it is!

    3. fantasyfog
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Refa need a proper back up team as well, everyone on here could do a better job of var, rugby have got it sorted, you can hear refs reasoning, someone in their ear will tell them what they miss, at least then we'd know why they are making some strange decisions (shite)

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      At least Mike Dean is finished this season

  11. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Why are refs fat, unfit and losing their sight? Doesn’t make much sense….

    If they weren’t so incompetent, there wouldn’t be such an outcry for systems like VAR… which unfortunately are once again controlled by ageing men who are losing control of their crucial senses

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He will retire, relax.

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        There’s not an excuse. When there’s so much riding on games in the prem in terms of revenue and more importantly history for fans, can’t just let these old codgers have one last run out for the sake of nostalgia

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      So who would you have referee matches - give me a profile of the perfect ref (and I'll show you a fallible one).

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Username checks out

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ex pros if you could pay them enough

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Top refs have many years experience before reaching PL level. Ex pros would be about 50 before they started.

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They come out with total nonsense all the time, often with the hindsight of having seen a slow.mo replay!

      3. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Howard Webb was exceptional but standards have really gone backwards since him

        1. fantasyfog
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes he was, missed

  12. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Digne YC soon

    1. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That is his default setting

    2. ANGRY PERSON
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Awful referee

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Moss keeping Pool in the title race

      1. AleksaMaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What did he do? Not watching

    4. fantasyfog
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Soooo who's your money on for 1st red tonight? Can the ref send himself off?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Whoever Klopp tells him to send off 1st

        1. fantasyfog
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You really don't like them lols

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Haha nope I do respect them but I don’t like them

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would be on Digne, but he didn't get even yellow, so no chance of RC.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He has issue with balls atm...

          1. NorCal Villan
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He is rather testi

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which footballer's surname would be best with the first name Marvellous?

        Koch is a fairly obvious starter.

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Butt?

        2. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Marvellous Bendtner

        3. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Seaman

        4. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nakamb, just the way it should be

          1. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            a*

        5. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Matip, Marvellous

        6. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Marvellous Mee?

        7. BUZZBOMB
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Jesus

          Mee

        8. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Marvellous Tsimikas has a nice ring to it.

        9. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Todger

        10. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          "... a block at some personal cost." Hahaha, ouch!

        11. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Have exact cash to do Saka to Zaha on a free transfer. Would you do it?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            See how he looks on thu. I'd be tempted.

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            That was my planned move until I was priced out last night, go for it

          3. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Not now. Zaha has already risen in price and price changes expected anytime soon for either.

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              NO price changes near... Still time for other players to get injured. Wait.

          4. BUZZBOMB
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah. Its gw37. Why not. Zaha scores more.

            On Scrabble. Can you not just buy a couple of letters?

          5. Arteta
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No.

        12. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Klopp running down the tunnel because he needs a wee 🙂

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Bet the ref does nothing in response

            1. fantasyfog
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Wow lol so definitely a utd fan 😉

              1. RedRo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Lol that one was actually a reply fail from me - I don’t really want him punished for needing a wee 😆

                1. ToffeePot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  That would ge a bit harsh lol

                  1. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Haha definitely! Not even I could bring myself to dish out a card to him for that

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Gerrard chasing after him as he needs a number 2

          3. sulldaddy
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Shouldnt that be a yellow card?

        13. Milk, 1 Šuker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What price Haaland next season? I’m going 11.5

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Above

          2. AIRMILES
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I was thinking 12.0

          3. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think maybe 12.5

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              My guess too.

          4. Arteta
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            11.5 or 12.0

          5. im1974
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Same as Kane IMO so players can easily switch btw the 2 early doors. All about keeping active players

        14. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Aww thank you Matip, helped saved my BB, slightly lol

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Same.

        15. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I'm starting to be worried about Liverpool rotation. If they drop points here they could be out of the title race and if they play 120 mins in the final, rotation comes back to become a problem.

          The other issue is that they play the FA Cup final before GW37 so any injuries that happen we can't prepare for. If Salah or TAA get a knock they'll probably not play and that's a significant amount of our budget on FH gone.

          Maybe just Salah is enough...

          Pickford
          Cancelo Digne Konsa
          Salah KdB Son Gordon
          Kane Richarlison Watkins

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm thinking I'll sell salah to fund kane for gw38.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thinking the same.

              Gw37. Salah to Zaha

              Gw38 Broja to Kane and Coutinho to Kulu for triple attack

          2. TimoTime
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It’s a touch decision because Southampton are pants.

            Klopp has now rested Salah and won’t want him rusty for the big games.

            It’s a blessing we can see the cup final before deadline… let’s see what happens on Saturday then decide

          3. VIVA_RONALDO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Salah to Kdb for me easily

          4. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Don't win tonight, City win tomorrow & those who didn't rest tonight may do vs Southampton.

            Deadline after the final could be huge for FH. 120 mins for Salah or Trent, with them results, means avoid!

          5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Isn't the deadline for GW37 after the cup final (i.e. Sunday)? Sure you won't get the pre-match press conference, but you won't exactly be picking players blind.

            1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Forget that. See you obv meant before the fixture, not the deadline.

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Oh yeah didn't realize that...

              I'll probably pick up either Jota or Diaz then - whoever doesn't start the final.

              1. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Diaz must start in Final.

          6. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I am even considering to remove Salah this season

        16. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          For the "biggest" DGW of the season, I'm on for my lowest score of the season. 25 points with just KDB, Son and Cancelo to play if Salah doesn't get on here.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Salah will be on so prepare yourself for the dizzy heights of 26/27 points.

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            That’s got to be some terrible luck. What’s your team?

          3. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If Liverpool haven't scored soon he'll be on fairly quickly.

          4. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It’s been a horror show, like much of this season haha

          5. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            You have KDB, Son, Cancelo, but only 25 points now?

            I can't get this.

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              -20 to start with because of hits?

              1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                A -8 plus a load of duds (Tavares, Pukki, Krul, Alonso). Best part was removing Sterling.

        17. ToffeePot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Get Salah on klopp ya whingbag
          Does Villa's footy meet with your approval?

        18. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Excellent, I see talk of people selling Salah before sou. Muhahaha

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            We haven’t lost 9-0 this year (yet…)

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You always turn up vs Liverpool though. Wasn't Ralph crying one year?

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                That’s true, but we’re ok the beach and just awful this year so easy 3-0 win

          2. Arteta
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Let them!

        19. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Keita nutting himself is one of the silkiest things I’ve seen all season

          1. fantasyfog
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He's definitely being moved on after his last few performance's, Klopp will definitely move him on

          2. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I can see Keita getting pulled off

            1. RedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              *I can see Keita getting substituted

              1. fantasyfog
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                No happy ending for him

                1. RedRo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  😆

            2. BUZZBOMB
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Does that help?

        20. fantasyfog
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          4 more goals and Liverpool go top again

        21. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Get Salah on!

        22. Casualspotted
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Where is VAR when Liverpool play? Watkins 3 metres in offside

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              City have the rights to VAR this season.

              1. Casualspotted
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yup. Everton, Arsenal and Wolves game. They gain 7 points in that games

                  1. fantasyfog
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Touche mon ami

              2. lilmessipran
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Was 30 metres off, think you missed it

            2. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Late to the party but wow Salah benched.

              What a f season

              1. No Need
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Username doesnt check out