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Sturridge in for Firmino amid late injury rumours

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) has missed out on a place in the matchday squad for Liverpool’s Gameweek 36 meeting with Huddersfield Town.

There was no mention of any problems in Jurgen Klopp’s Thursday press conference and it is understood that the Brazilian trained since then.

However, it was rumoured that he picked up a groin injury on Friday and was then picture in his wife’s Instagram story with strapping in that region of his leg.

Ultimately, he was omitted from the starting XI and substitute’s bench in the 7pm team news.

“Actually, yesterday after training he mentioned a little muscle issue.We assess it obviously. It’s not a big thing but was enough to leave him out today, that’s all.” – Jurgen Klopp

Those who captained Sadio Mané (£10.1m) might have been hoping that, like the last time Firmino missed a Premier League match, he would take his centre-forward spot.

However, on this occasion, that role has fallen to Daniel Sturridge (£5.6m) while Mané remains on the left of the 4-3-3 system favoured by Jurgen Klopp.

Elsewhere, Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) gets another chance to impress in his new advanced role in central midfield.

Joel Matip (£4.9m) drops out of central defence to the bench, letting Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) to come in.

All the other Fantasy favourites retain their places in the back-four though, Andrew Robertson (£6.8m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.6m).

Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert has gone for a defensive looking 4-1-4-1 system at Anfield this evening.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Sturridge, Mané.

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Stankovic; Grant, Bacuna, Hogg, Mbenza; Mounie.

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  1. Kane Lane
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can I get thoughts on the following. My rival I feel has done a number on me and blocked me. Only 26pts between us. He cap Salah and has Mane And TAA plus he has played his bench boost at moment from 3 players he got 61pts including BP.

    I only played two as Firmino didn't play for me. I TC Salah and have Robbo scored 71pts including BP. So I gain 10pts but doesn't actually feel like my TC paid of. I have Doherty coming off the bench. Can I still come back. As he will score at least 15pts from the BB. If he increases his lead it's impossible to come back from 50pt gap last two points.

    1. Kane Lane
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      *Last two matches

    2. Eat my goal!
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Probably

        1. Kane Lane
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Delib block from him that's bad form

          1. Eat my goal!
              2 months, 1 day ago

              If it were a game of chess and your major play to take control involved the power of your queen but your opponent sacrificed his queen for yours would it be bad form or great tactical play?

              1. Kane Lane
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Just have to wait see if Aguero has something to say

              2. F_Ivanovic
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Agreed... also how is it a deliberate block on him? I was top of my ML and both rivals had Mane and I knew they would probably TC. I brought him in and C him... I didn't do it to block them though I did it because I thought he'd score a lot of points and going without was silly.

        2. Bartowski
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          How has he blocked you? Just common sense to captain Salah surely.

          Everyone is trying to get as many points they think they can not trying to block other people...

          1. Homer21
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            This

      • "DC"
          2 months, 1 day ago

          When I saw Salah was only 22% owned in top 10k last gw I had to have him even transfered Sterling out for -4 and put TC on Salah instead of Mane but he got me in top10k . Legend!

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          2251, 2250 and 2247 are the points totals of the top 3 in my ML. I'm 2nd. Going to be an insanely close finish.

          1. No Mo Salah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            sure you will get 1st at the end mate

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks, hopefully. All very similar teams - Rashford my main differential and neither of them can get him in without 2 transfers.

        • Keep Calm and Play On
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Chances Sane starts this weekend? That was my punt decision, couldn’t afford sterling or salah....still better than Martial I hope

        • rohan
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone know if hits are taken into consideration while calculating the highest scorer after a round of games?

          Have taken a hit and scored 84

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            No but TC chip means you can't win it anyway

          2. Tekkerslovakiaftw
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hits aren't counted

          3. I love Spurs
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            There will be some punters with 84pts and Huddlledfield players..

        • white heart pain
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          All those high fiving each other over your TC you need to look at the result compared to TC GW of your rivals. Look at both GWs together.

          For me:
          GW 30
          TC Aguero = 15pts
          Non TC Aguero = 10pts

          GW 36
          Non TC Salah = 38pts
          TC Salah = 57pts

          Me 15+38=53
          You 10+57=67
          14pt down not a great result but doesn’t hurt as much.

          1. radawson
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Seems reasonable to high five over 14pts....

            And only 31% of top 10k even had Salah. Think that’s why everyone so excited.

            1. white heart pain
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              True.

          2. Bolivian Seaman
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I triple captained sane 🙂 what are my numbers?

        • Homer21
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So for Salah TC'rs, was the extra 3 million worth it???

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yea

        • umerlfc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          If you could have only one..then who?

          A) Sterling
          B) Hazard

        • barracuda
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I believe those Mane Captainers should be proud of themselves, what a great pick! (Salah Captainer, Mane owner).

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Nothing to be proud of. Huddersfield made FPL very easy today. Obvious choices.

          2. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            They had no choice could not afford Salah without wrecking team

        • umerlfc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Trippier -> TAA pull the trigger?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Nah. Not with Spurs’ final fixtures. Mind you, I agree that Trippier has been poor.

        • Twisted Saltergater
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Why is everybody sucking themselves off??? It was Liverpool at home to Huddersfield. Hardly rocket science.

          I’d be interested if there’s any Dullards who didn’t retain any Liverpool players on their WC and didn’t want to take a hit to get them. Seemed an obvious time for a well judged -4 to double or triple up.

          1. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            If I could suck myself off I wouldn’t be on here, may never leave the house

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Do you leave the house to go on FFS? 😀

              1. TRASH BOAT
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I have standards lol

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Auba will be champing at the bit to overtake Salah for the golden boot tomorrow

          1. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            More chance of golden nose

        • Twisted Saltergater
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone watching the NFL Draft?

        • barracuda
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ok, I will add this. Those Brighton D owners need to be recognised. Please get a CS tomorrow. Muchas gracias