FPL gameweek 6 sees some tricky decisions with Liverpool players. Here’s what we think as the Reds travel to Brentford.
So we can immediately rule out some selections here. Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Thursday that Thiago will not play and Harvey Elliott is obviously missing, too.
There are some doubts on top of that. It doesn’t sound as though Naby Keita will play, while Roberto Firmino almost certainly won’t start.
In happier news, Trent Alexander-Arnold is back after illness and we’d expect him to start this.
So here’s the problem with Liverpool this week – the lineup is impossible to predict. Most players had the midweek off as Klopp rotated against Norwich but that probably won’t come into his thinking.
Liverpool face Brentford away but follow that with games against Porto and Manchester City. The boss will want his best XI for the latter fixtures, making rotation against Brentford almost certain.
Jordan Henderson, for instance, surely won’t play against Brentford, Porto and City. If you’re going to rest him for one of those, it’s obviously this Saturday.
The same goes for centre-backs (is Van Dijk ready to play all three?) and forwards. If Firmino returns against Porto, the player he comes in for is guaranteed to start vs Brentford.
As we say, this is tough to predict. There probably isn’t any need to rush Mohamed Salah out of the XI as he plays virtually every game, while Alexander-Arnold looks likely to start after a week off with illness.
Other than that, it’s where you fancy taking risks. Kostas Tsimikas might start in order to rest Andy Robertson for the two big games. The Greek is such incredible value when he plays, too.
Injuries in midfield mean there might be prominent roles for some cheaper Liverpool stars. Curtis Jones would be our personal pick but Takumi Minamino impressed Klopp against Norwich with a midfield display.
So Liverpool players are a bit of a risk in FPL gameweek 6. While that means any expensive picks could end up costing you, there are a few very cheap options who could start for Liverpool in a game they’re expected to win.