Darwin a part of second-string Liverpool facet

Two extra pre-season friendlies came about on Wednesday and we’ve were given all of the function, help and line-up data in addition to the important thing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) speaking issues on this newest Scout Notes article.

We’re additionally holding tabs at the mins performed in all of those warm-up fixtures, with Premium Members of Fantasy Football Scout in a position to get admission to this knowledge on the backside of this text.


Match highlights

Jurgen Klopp named a most commonly second-string Liverpool facet for Wednesday’s defeat to RB Salzburg, with Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) within the line-up.

Whether that implies anything else for the Uruguayan’s Gameweek 1 beginning potentialities continues to be observed, as Jurgen Klopp had additionally to start with decided on Roberto Firmino (£8.0m) along Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Luis Diaz (£8.0m) in final week’s thrashing of RB Leipzig – a fit that Darwin scored 4 objectives in instead.

Two extra Reds suits are to come back sooner than we succeed in Gameweek 1, beginning with the Community Shield on Saturday, so we’ll have extra variety data to head off by the point subsequent Friday comes round.

Darwin and the remainder of his teammates drew a clean in Austria, even supposing the brand new signing struck the bar and had every other giant probability blocked by means of a last-gasp take on. The certain takeaway is that the openings stored coming, as they did in his earlier pre-season appearances, even though Klopp was once unsatisfied on the strengthen his new striker was once receiving.

“We set the boys up and it’s all fine, they can do much better and they had good moments as well. But especially the first half, the majority of players have to get used to what we do. Darwin was much too often alone. Everybody dropped, everybody was involved in the build-up but too wide and we could only pass the ball to Darwin in the box. He had his moments and nearly scored, but he needs much more support around him. You keep other players busy that they cannot focus on him. So many things.

“Second half, imagine now Darwin would have been there in the box, that would have helped as well. It is like it is – doesn’t feel great, but we take it and go from here.” – Jurgen Klopp

Most of the massive weapons entered the fray at the hour-mark, with the group that ended the fit most definitely the only we will be able to see in opposition to Manchester City this weekend.

Liverpool’s risk predictably ratcheted up a notch after the first-team regulars had been presented, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Firmino, Salah and Diaz all forcing saves because the power fixed.

There was once nonetheless no Alisson (£5.5m), who hasn’t featured for the reason that defeat to Manchester United previous this month, even supposing Klopp did say he was once “close” forward of the Salzburg fit:

“Obviously Diogo [Jota] is not here, that’s clear, but from the boys who are injured but are here, Ali is the closest – definitely not for Salzburg but then we will see. He is close to get back I think.” – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool XI: Adrian, Mabaya (Alexander-Arnold 60), Konate (Matip 60), Gomez (Van Dijk 60), Milner (Robertson 46), Bajcetic (Fabinho 60), Keita (Morton 46, Henderson 60), Jones (Thiago 60), Elliott (Salah 60), Carvalho (Diaz 60), Nunez (Firmino 46)


  • Goals: A Armstrong, S Armstrong, Ward-Prowse
  • Assists: Elyounoussi, Aribo, Walker-Peters

Match highlights

No topic what the reliable Southampton website online would possibly try to let you know about their facet’s beginning formation, Ralph Hasenhuttl continued along with his pre-season 3-5-2 experiment in Wednesday’s win over Monaco and after all noticed his facet emerge as victors.

“It was a good test for us and we tried to play football, we tried to press high with this shape and there were some interesting performances from some players, I must say. We can see that the goals are there and that’s what we wanted. The young players are pushing and the older, more experienced players are stepping up.

“Especially after the first games that haven’t been so good, I must say, trying to find the way with this formation and shape, it is getting better and better.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

The sport additionally marked the go back to motion of Romain Perraud (£4.5m) and Nathan Redmond (£5.5m), each making their first appearances of pre-season as wing-backs, whilst the just lately returned James Ward-Prowse (£6.5m) constructed up his personal health with a second-half cameo and trademark strike from distance.

Ward-Prowse is indubitably one attainable beneficiary of this formation exchange: already one of these risk from set performs and penalty kicks, the midfielder can be allowed a bit extra freedom to get ahead in open play as an ‘eight’ moderately than a ‘six’ of the outdated gadget – one thing underscored by means of his function on Wednesday.

Adam Armstrong (£5.5m) prodded in from shut vary to equalise after Saints had conceded the outlet function, with FPL midfielders Joe Aribo (£5.5m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.0m) later being deployed ‘out of position’ up best – no longer for the 1st time this season in both case – and mixing for the hosts’ moment strike.

“As a striker, he has more freedom for what he can do. He was driving with the ball. It’s not so dangerous when he loses it because you have enough players to defend. I like this position for him.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl on Stuart Armstrong, July 23

New striker Sekou Mara (£5.5m) will make his debut this weekend in opposition to Villarreal and can quickly supply extra orthodox festival to Adam Armstrong and Che Adams (£6.5m) in assault.

Southampton XI (3-5-2): McCarthy; Valery (Bednarek 89), Lyanco (Bella-Kotchap 77), Stephens; Perraud (Djenepo, 46); Diallo, Romeu, Elyounoussi (Aribo 65), Redmond (S. Armstrong 70); Adams (Ward-Prowse 65), A. Armstrong (Walker-Peters 65)


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