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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Extra time!!

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Liverpool is winning the quad

    1. Bonus magnet
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bike?

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    My own fault for making transfers at last minute but hope will not regret putting James second on bench. Nketiah 1 pointer coming in for Díaz.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I started R James over TAA, but left Gelhardt behind Greenwood on my bench. Zero idea how that happened and what was I thinking, if anything.

  4. Mweene
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Diaz (c) punt next week?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mane. He always scores last GW. Last year's FPL winner had Mane(C)

      1. Mweene
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can't afford.

  5. Monty the Magpie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    'We're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin'...'

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    i cAn't bElIeVe kLoPp wOuLd rEsT HiS TeAm. Oh mY GoD He iS SeRiOuSlY An iDiOt!!!

    1. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      if city lose against villa and Liverpool draw against wolves. Then goal difference would have mattered 😉

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jota slips out of FH team hello Mount

  8. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So, do we think Jota starts Sunday?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hell no

  9. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can see the headlines now:

    COUTINHO THE HERO FOR LIVERPOOL

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Countinho reunites with Gerrard to help Liverpool win the league!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        YES! You just know it’s gonna happen

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Along with Pep doing the Keegan headpalm

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Gerrard's inspirational team talk at half time when they are 1-0 up v city on Sunday- "We don't let this slip"

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Alongside the headline "Coutinho finally scores points for my FPL team"

  10. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Benched Matip for Cancelo. Great move.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’d have done the same given the expected rotation

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        These things just happen wif you have good team. I would have started Ramsdale over Dubravka had I not sold him for Pickford. Never worry about bench points, earlier in the season they are good.

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It was the right call, just didn't work out

  11. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    The mode for my FPL team in GW-37 is "0"

    Three zeros. Next highest number is "1".

    Bench contribution thus far is 3 points.

    I thought I would get 2500 pts for the year, then this week happened. Sickening.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2500 points is so last week... But, yea, I hate Vardy, Barnes and especially Richarlison too now.

      But hey!!! Get some extra jam next week. It shouldn't be impossible if you get your C right and it's high scoring.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        My season died because of captains. For me 2500 is best ever, not at your level yet.

        I have been improving about 120 pts per season since I started a few years ago. Never watched EPL before, did not even know Huddersfield or Wolves were soccer clubs.

        Main issue has been bias. Today, I hate all teams and players equally. I don't care about any Club, Player, or Coach. Just want yield. But I retained a Salah bias too long. I should have bailed on him when Magnus Carlson did.

  12. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Repost as bottomed :)GAZWAZ80 2 Years23 mins ago
    Hello Community, one more week to go and then it’s back to some sort of normality. Thinks like reintroducing ourselves to our Children and better half, talking to work colleagues and showering and maybe have a shave etc, anyway, this is my G/Week 38 team, locked in unless there is any injuries that crop up so feel free to tear apart or, heap copious amounts of praise on it

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Btw, it wasn’t 2 years and 23 minutes ago 😀

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Schmeichel
      Robbo- James- Cancelo
      Mount-Son-Saka-Madds-Kev
      Nketiah-Vards
      Bench:
      Dubravka-Andersen-Broja-Tsimikas
      Thanks very much and good luck fellas…

      1. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks like a team that will score plenty of points to me

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Aww, thanks Paul, much appreciated 🙂

    3. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Team looks like it will blank 😎

        1. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Dammit, didn’t type quickly enough

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Haha 😀

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks like TAA out to fund Coutinho to Mount. Who is the best replacement for TAA?

        A) Laporte
        B) someone else, who?

        1. Zim0
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Is he injured?

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Alonso/James?

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have them already with Cancelo and Cash. Planning to play 4-5-1.

        3. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sessegnon?

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yes, naturally 😉 Cash to Sessegnon and TAA first on the bench over Gelhardt I guess.

            Thx

        4. Hwanging by a Fred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Matip / Sessegnon

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Thx mate 🙂

        5. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Someone from Spurs.

        6. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          James

      • THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Saints to play their next game in swimming trunks and girly unicorn floats.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Vardy (c) could be the one for anyone chasing

        2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          And flip flops.

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Pink ones.

      • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Evening all!! Early thoughts welcomed!! Team is below…. Basically it’s just Salah to anyone… Mané or KDB??

        Schmeichel
        TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte T.Silva
        Salah Son Maddison Saka
        Nketiah
        Subs- Pickford Pukki Gordon Dennis

        Thoughts welcomed!!! Cheers everyone!!

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Not Mane, that I can say.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Strange feeling when Pep roulette isn't the problem, but second guessing Klopp is.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Could be right mate!! Another option is Salah and Dennis to Mount and Vardy bench one of the defenders

      • Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Coutinho and Gerrard redemption for 13/14 ...

        How can you not be romantic about football ...

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Danny Ings is also a red, we tend to forget him

      • fedolefan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Liverpool essentially in every final. 2 games from a quadruple. Pretty impressive to be honest.

        1. Monklane
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          They've played every match they could possibly play this season.

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Liverpool lost the league a few yrs ago to City by 1pt after losing just 1 game all season. They could lose it by 1pt again only losing 2 games. Ridiculous standards.

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          You drop 2 points rather than win 1 with draws.

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yes. What is your point?

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Draws are basically defeats. You can be invincible and not win the title.

              1. gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Im still not sure what your point is. I was making the point how ridiculous it is to lose the league by 1pt only losing 1 game all season and lose it by 1 point again only losing 2 games.

                1. Will Kane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  He's agreeing with you

                  1. gooberman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    He is telling me that you get 1pt for a draw which is of no relevance to what Im saying

                    1. No Kane No Gain
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Slight relevance I’d say. He’s adding to what you’ve said

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Both teams are crazy good. City have a stronger squad and more money ; sometimes it's telling.

          1. ToffeePot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I don't agree with that
            Liverpool's squad is as strong easily, and it wasn't cheap either

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lads please help a free hitter

        Raya
        James Sessegnion Matip
        Son Eriksen Diaz Mount
        Kane Vardy Lukaku

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          no City players in a must win game?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I think they will concede and up front I only trust kdb but I prefer Lukaku vs Watford

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Getting 8 points for Mahrez and Jota this GW seems like a blow....

      • wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        31 points with only Coutinho(c),James still to go.Robbo/Taa/Foden/Sa with Fraser,Dobbin,Broja,Dubravka as my subs.Son,Saka,Cancelo complete my misery.Brutal.

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pretty harsh but you must have known Trent and Robbo were unlikely to play and that's a weak bench. What were you transfers this week?

          1. wulfrunian
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Jota+Laporte->Son+Sessegnon(-4) were my transfers.I wouldn't sell them even if i knew they would be on the bench.I was unlucky Will Kane.When i have TAA/Robbo/Cancelo/Saka/Foden/Son/Coutinho/Kane the logic thing is that i don't need a superb bench.Fraser should have scored yesterday.

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nottingham gk save of the year 115mins in.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He’s either unbelievable or horrendous

      • FCSB
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA Matip Alonso Cancelo
        Salah Son Mount Saka
        Jesus Nketiah

        Dubravka KDH Broja Schar

        1. Salah >> KDB
        2. Salah >> Mane
        3. Salah Broja >> Maddison (Bowen) Kane [-4]
        4. Salah Jesus >> Diaz Kane [-4]
        5. Salah Jesus >> KDB Vardy [-4]

        Thanks

      • tricpic
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Did Klopp say anything about Mo playing Sunday? Need to get Son in before price rises but hate an early transfer.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Klopp on Salah/VVD: "The target would be for both that they could be involved again on the weekend. Properly involved, bench or whatever, few minutes or start, I don’t know, we will see that, because that would be perfect for the [UCL final]

        2. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          You can always afford son from mo!

      • FCSB
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Do we think Jesus starts v Villa?

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sterling and Foden to come back in, I have my doubts on Jesus.
          But I'm wrong often.

        2. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          its him or gundogan

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        PENS

      • Feanor
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Getting Diaz on my FH instead of Maddison was dumb.

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hindsight is wonderful but after 90+ mins in the fa cup final you should have known better lol

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        penalties

      • Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I reckon Chelsea will go strong against Leicester to lock up 3rd with a win then big rotation for the fringe players against watford, especially as it 3 days later.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sheffield miss