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Pressure on Salah captainers as Lovren returns on Liverpool bench

All eyes turn to Anfield today as Liverpool host Burnley in the noon kick-off.

There will significant attention on Gameweek 30’s most-captained player Mohamed Salah (£13.4m), who has blanked five times in his last six Premier League outings.

With armband rival Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) registering just an assist for Manchester City on Saturday, there is an opportunity for the Egyptian to help his backers make up some ground.

They will be hoping for something like Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.4m) hat-trick against Watford, which has already set the bar for success in Gameweek 30 very high.

Salah will today operate alongside usual attacking colleagues Sadio Mané (£9.8m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m).

Adam Lallana (£6.9m) comes into central midfield for a first start since Gameweek 25 to sit between Fabinho (£5.5m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m).

Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) and Joel Matip (£4.9m) are once again the central defensive pairing but there is a welcome return on the bench for Dejan Lovren (£4.9m).

Meanwhile, as expected, it’s Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.5m) at full-back.

Burnley have rolled out the usual 4-4-2 formation with the in-form Ashley Barnes (£5.7m) and Chris Wood (£6.2m) hoping to stop Liverpool earning an 18th clean sheet of the season.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Wood, Barnes.

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1,525 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    TAA better not be injured.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I only just got him back a few weeks ago and he's my only Liverpool defender, I can't afford to go up to Robbo or VVD without changes I don't wanna make.

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wolves fans chanting "Is this a library?"

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Which ironically is somewhere they have never been to.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I was thinking of something along the lines of not being able to read but that's better.

      2. Robbieblob
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I want to do Salah and Anderson > mane and hazard -4 but this week is e main reason I have them

      3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What's the deal with Alonso ? Injury or sacked ?

      4. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Same here. Patience is the name of the game. I made a plan after gw25 and I've stuck to it by the letter. This gw was my last to maintain my top 1k rank but 46 points with only haz to play looks like costing me a few hundred places. I firmly still believe that my time starts next gameweek. I'm sticking with them regardless.

      5. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I made a mistake not getting Mane for Pogba. This is what happens when you obsess about team value..