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Southampton v Liverpool team news: Klopp decimates Fantasy squads

Liverpool travel to Southampton this evening knowing Manchester City will be champions if they lose.

Kick-off at St Mary’s Stadium is at 19:45 BST.

Jurgen Klopp has ripped up his usual team-sheet and makes nine changes from the side that started Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea.

Alisson and Ibrahima Konate are the only players who keep their place in the starting XI, which features Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino as the front-three.

Andrew Robertson and Luis Diaz are substitutes, while Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are not in the squad.

Ralph Hasenhuttl, meanwhile, makes five changes.

Alex McCarthy comes in for the injured Fraser Forster, while there are also starts for Lyanco, Jack Stephens, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Nathan Tella.


GAMEWEEK 37 LINE-UPS

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Stephens, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Redmond, Elyounoussi, Tella, Broja

Subs: Caballero, Valery, Bednarek, Djenepo, Romeu, Long, Adams, A Armstrong, S Armstrong

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas, Milner, Elliott, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Firmino

Subs: Kelleher, Robertson, Williams, Thiago, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaz, Origi


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546 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Klopp has basically conceded the prem

    1. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And I don’t blame him.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Look at line ups again.
      Jwp the only player from Southampton who would stand a chance to play in that Liverpool starting line up.

      1. European Bob
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Broja ahead of Minamino

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Firmino is Broja, Minamino over Redmond/Moi. Raph would not play Firmino and Broja, he would play Firmino and he played Mina over both Redmond and Moi kast year.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why? Put out a team that can win without risking injury to key players. What you have to do.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You wanted him to give up CL?

  2. Monty the Magpie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I love how nobody's made a case for Southampton winning yet, regardless.

    1. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      6 to 1 for Southampton win.

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jurgen Pepp, thanks, now I can sleep early again.

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Don’t sleep too early you’ll miss the Liverpool goals

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You promised to win me in fpl some weeks ago. Are you ready to congratulate me now?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Not yet, I could score 200pts in gw 38 and overtake you. 🙂

    3. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Klopp roulette

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    It will be annoying if Klopp's capitulation hands Manchester City the title tonight.

    I get Klopp values European glory and trophies higher but after 36 previous games it's odd to not be fighting in the last 2.

    Liverpool have won how many English league titles in the last 25 years?

    I hope they win tonight.

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Its about red zones, and if you look closely and compare the two sides, who's best? Liverpools back line are far better than Saints, Jwp is perhaps the standout in midfield but close calls or i would say Liverpool second and third mid is above Saintses and out front three is way superior. Minamino was chosen over those when he was on loan.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Stop trolling. He's put out a team that can physically compete and win ; playing the starting 11 after Saturday was basically impossible.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Exactly.

  5. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Trivia question (no cheating) - Who is the shortest Liverpool CB out of Vvd, Konate and Matip?

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Konate

    2. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      VVD

    3. Boppin' Marv
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      VVD

    4. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's definitely not Konate, the man is a giant, lol

    5. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Matip

    6. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Answer - VVD is the shortest (1.93m) followed by Konate (1.94) and Matip (1.95) is the tallest.

  6. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Tsimikas first on FH bench let’s go

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Me too but I’ve Diaz in the team and he’ll probably get a cameo and kill that dream of points

  7. Yome
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Funny how Origi still won’t start a game even with the B team. He deserves so much more than warming the bench.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He will come on to score the needed goal.

      1. Yome
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yep he has been better with his cameos off the bench

    2. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hell warm it till 85 mins into the CL final then score….

    3. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I was considering taking a punt on him for GW38 for his last match in Anfield - but it seems silly. No, it is silly

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Will play a part tonight and probably a farewell appearance on Sunday.

  8. TyroneGAA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Robertson to stay on the bench for those pukki points

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Oh, that could’ve been me if i hadn’t put Ødegaard ahead of Pukki on the bench. Grrrr

  9. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Tbf

    Liverpool should still win.

  10. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Delighted at the Liverpool line-up as a Ben White owner! Not!

  11. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Started the week 66 points behind the ML leader which has currently been cut down to 34.

    My squad to play: Pickford - Matip - Digne - Zaha - Madders - Vadry - Ings - (R)ich

    His squad to play: Schmeichel - Cash - Alonso - Mount - Gordon - Watkins - Rich

    This would be the best comeback of my FPL career for the largest prize pool I've played for. His squad looks strong for GW38 - wish me luck gents!

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GL - you need a Vardy party

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Indeed I do! A Matip CS would be a good start

  12. FantasyTony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    When is the last time Liverpool played Southampton without a former Southampton player in the line up?

    1. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would guess the season before Rodgers came in?

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      well they have Minamino

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You are the winner! 🙂

    3. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Southampton is their feeder club. Even got "Klopp of the Alps" as a back up manager

  13. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ig you were ever going to score again Broja, tonight is the night. You owe us.

  14. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any chance that both James and Alonso start on Thursday against Leicester?

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Should, that's when CFC plays best

    2. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bloody hope so

  15. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Diaz, in for Salah - what a wasted trade

    Do we think Diaz plays some today? 88th minute cameo. Garbage time.

    Even if he did, he has no Mane. Plus Elliot and Jones as Mids. This sucks for me. Terrible, awful Red Arrow week.

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Reckon it'll be a draw after 60mins and they'll bring him on

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I doubt it unless we're losing.

    3. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same here I brought him in on
      My free hit but hopefully he gets a half hour to do something

  16. Casualspotted
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All 3 Liverpool players i pick on FH starts. Lets gooo

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Well judged indeed!

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You are no casual.

      3. Fintroy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Blimey - you must be related to Klopp!!!!!

    • jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ml is super tight, and off course he'll be getting gelhardts 5 points for these no shows.

      Just hope for a robbo 5 min yc cameo!

      1. Fintroy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bitter by any chance ? lol......

    • The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cash,Broja >> Tsimikas,Toney for -4?

      Would give me
      Pickford
      TAA,Cancelo,Alonso
      Son,Kulu,Saka,Barnes
      Vardy,Kane,Toney

      Sá,Mykolenko,KDH,Tsimikas

      1. Fintroy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Broja to anyone!!! - worse than King and that is saying something!

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No Everton may need a point Myo may play, and Tsi may play if Liverpool don't win. Toney has to get two goals or a goal and an assist

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          i would go nketiah if Everton are safe though

          1. The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Hmm. Maybe.

    • AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why is this game on tonight and not tomorrow or Thursday?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good question that.

      2. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I also thought that .
        Bit unfair that 6 PL teams also play Thurs & Sunday
        However Europa League final tomorrow so the agreement is no major league football at the same time

    • TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wow what a lineup Liverpool. Klopp has lost his head or a genius?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Common sense. I pretty much picked it on Sunday (actually thought Ox would play for Jota).

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Come off it. Just a couple of games to go, I'm sure 4 or 5 of the regulars could have managed to play.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            After 120 minutes on Saturday? Insanely risky ; they've played 60 odd games already.

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Professional dieticians, massages, ice baths, professional athletes, cool down sessions etc. It's over cautious

    • Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      So Klopp will play the reserves on Sunday as well I guess? No reason to risk anything in that game.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Depends on the result tonight. If they win tonight they have to win Sunday.

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          You make much more sense to field a better team tonight rather.

      2. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He will do if they don't win this

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He may mix this team and his best XI, minutes can be managed.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Naturally 🙂

      4. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If they win, they will play mostly full strength.

        Pep did that last year and ok it was two full weeks, but didn't do them any good

        There is a little momentum needed

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Red wonder G

    • Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Get in

    • Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Klopp 😆

    • Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Redmond scores for City 😉

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pep loves him anyway

    • No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Pick ee out the stingers

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      £100 on saints win at 10:1 on the weekend is looking good =D

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      CS gone

    • AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Completely understand why Klopp did it can’t risk to lose a Mane, TAA, VVD or Robertson to a fatigue injury.

      Unlikely for City to mess up twice in a week.

      If they loss what do you do with City players - will he play Carson in goal again?

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pep has nothing to rest players for. Guess most will start and want to finish in style.

        1. Fintroy
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Pep rest players irrespective of the game, importance, number of games played in a week - there is just no point picking city players in fant league......don't get fooled, Sunday's line up could feature his mum.......

      2. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Everyone understands why. Some of us think it's ridiculous though while it's mathematically possible to catch CITY and CL final more than a week away.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Exactly

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Fully agree. Letting the physios run the squad. This sort of mentality explains why he has won so few league titles.

      3. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So you play a weak team on the assumption that City will win? Threw the towel in.

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          EXACTLY!

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If Liverpool lose this and City lose on the final day …. Goodness, that will be a sobering look in the mirror.

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      People have been drinking too much Klopp Kool-Aid. Surrendering a league title would be unacceptable in any era.