The news is even worse for the ex-Wolves man and his Fantasy Premier League owners as manager Jurgen Klopp ruled him out for the remainder of the season ahead of kick-off at the Hawthorns.
The Liverpool boss said:
No good thing without a bad thing – so we won at Manchester United but Diogo had something to the bone. Not too serious but serious enough to end the season. That’s it.
Oxlade is not in the team, was ill for a few days. We decided not to bring him here just to give him another session today that he’s ready for Wednesday. Hope Millie could be ready for Wednesday.
Sadio Mane (£ 11.7million) is back at Jota’s expense, while Klopp’s only other change sees Curtis Jones (£ 4.4million) start in midfield instead of Georginio Wijnaldum (5,3 M £)
The Reds head coach said of Mane’s recall:
We spoke and he apologized. It’s clear, that’s all.
Mohamed Salah (£ 12.8million) is Gameweek 36’s most captaining player, both overall and in the top 10,000.
Above: Beneficial ownership (EO) and standard ownership figures of WBA and Liverpool players among the top 10,000 FPL managers (via LiveFPL.net)
Jota, incidentally, belonged to over two-thirds of Gameweek 36’s top 10k.
As for the relegated Albion, Sam Allardyce made two changes to the side which lost 3-1 to Arsenal.
A few fringe players have the chance to impress with the Baggies’ fate already sealed, such as Hal Robson-Kanu (£ 5.2m) and Grady Diangana (£ 5million) are making rare starts.
Mbaye Diagne (£ 6.0m) and Callum Robinson (£ 5.2million) fall to the bench.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Sous-marins: Wijnaldum, Adrian, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Woodburn, Clarkson, Neco Williams, Koumetio.
West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Diangana, Yokuslu, Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Gallagher, Robson-Kanu.
Sous-marins: Robinson, Livermore, Diagne, Peltier, Button, O’Shea, Ahearne-Grant, Maitland-Niles, Gardner-Hickman.
PREVIOUS ACTION OF SUNDAY WEEK 36
Harry Kane (£ 11.8million) set a new personal best for Fantasy Premier League points in a single campaign, with his goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s comfortable 2-0 win setting him to the 230 mark once the bonus added.
Kane’s total of 35 goals and assists is just one short of his record set in 2016/17.
One goal was the bare minimum he could expect: his total of seven shots into the box was three more than anyone who has succeeded so far in Gameweek 36, with two of those efforts hitting the woodwork.
Gareth Bale (£ 9.2million) has made 10 offensive returns in his last five starts at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, meanwhile, claiming help for Pierre-Emile HojbjergThe (£ 4.9million) goal when his saved shot fell in the way of the Dane.
In another indictment of Jose Mourinho’s tenure, Spurs had 24 shots and 13 attempts on target in this game – both numbers topped any amount they had in a single Premier League game under their former boss.
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