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FIFA 21 Liverpool player ratings predictions | Salah, Alisson, Mane, more

Published: 21/Jun/2020 7:42

by Joe Craven

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With FIFA 21’s official reveal now in the books, we turn our attention to how Liverpool, one of the world’s biggest clubs and PL winners-elect, could look in next year’s football simulation title. 

We’ve already looked into our crystal balls and predicted the top 10 players in major leagues for FIFA 21, as well as suggesting some players destined for significant upgrades.

As with the Man Utd predictions we shared previously, we’ll go over five players more in depth, before turning our attention to the full list of Liverpool players.

In order to make our predictions, we’ll be looking at how the players have played so far, as well as their existing FIFA 20 ratings. Given Liverpool’s dominance in England this season, it’s hard to imagine most players won’t be set for an upgrade of sorts.

Virgil Van Dijk – 90 > 91

Van Dijk in FIFA 20

We’re kicking off our list with Virgil Van Dijk, the Dutch centre back who, since his move from Southampton, has gone from strength to strength in a Liverpool shirt.

He is now considered the world’s best defender and, while he was already a whopping 90 OVR in FIFA 20, the strength of his performances (and Liverpool’s defence) this season, means we’re expecting him to go one better in FIFA 21.

Sadio Mane – 88 > 90

The Liverpool winger, also signed from Southampton, has established himself as one of the world’s best forwards in the past few seasons. Just as good with either foot, the Senegal international has racked up 16 goals and 8 assists so far this campaign.

We’re going for an OVR upgrade of 2, which would see him put level with Mo Salah. It would also make him one of the joint-highest rated forwards in the Premier League.

Trent Alexander Arnold – 83 > 86

We’re also predicting an upgrade for RB Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose importance going forward has never been more emphasised than in this current Liverpool side. With Andy Robertson patrolling the left-side and TAA the right, it’s no surprise Liverpool’s wide-play results in so many chances.

The young England full-back has shone in a team full of talented players, and is well on his way to being considered the best RB in the world.

Roberto Firmino – 86 > 88

Next on our list is Liverpool’s Brazilian false-nine, who has impressed in a centre-forward role of sorts this season. His 86 OVR in FIFA 20 seemed low when the game launched, and he’s proved that even more in the 19/20 campaign.

While still the lowest rated of their infamous front-three, 14 goals and 10 assists reflect his importance going forward, and emphasise why an upgrade is deserved in next year’s game.

Alisson Becker – 89 > 90

The final player we’ll take an in-depth look at is Alisson Becker, the Brazilian who, despite missing a host of games through injury, still ranks as one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League.

We’re suggesting a boost of one to his FIFA 20 card, reflecting his impressive performances but taking into account his limited appearances. This will make him the highest rated keeper in the PL, but whether he’s still outclassed by Jan Oblak remains to be seen.

Liverpool FIFA 21 Player Rating Predictions

We’ll now round up the FIFA 21 rating by predicting how the rest of the squad will look. Most look set for modest changes, but some could see better upgrades based off their performances.

  • Mo Salah – 90 > 90
  • Fabinho – 85 > 85
  • Andy Robertson – 85 > 86
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – 84 > 84
  • Jordan Henderson – 83 > 84
  • Naby Keita – 82 > 82
  • Xherdan Shaqiri – 82 > 80
  • Joel Matip – 82 > 82
  • James Milner – 81 > 81
  • Dejan Lovren – 80 > 80
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 80 > 81
  • Joe Gomez – 80 > 81
  • Adam Lallana – 79 > 79
  • Divock Origi – 78 > 78
  • Nathaniel Clyne – 78 > 77
  • Adrian – 76 > 76
  • Takumi Minamino – 75 > 76

Do you agree with our predicted Liverpool ratings? Be sure to tweet us @UltimateTeamUK to let us know your thoughts!

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
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Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!