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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. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Nooooooo

  2. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Lets go TAA (C) !!

    1. Tev
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Off before 60 😉

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Salah (C), Mané, Robertson.

    Fingers crossed!

    1. Rustin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Got the same with salsh TC so good luck

  4. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Did people seriously believe those Mane bench spoofers?

    The only reliable team news posters on here are Powell, Barry and Dusan.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Seems like lots did.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I am surprised people benched Mané after seeing that.

      Even as a potential sub vs. HUD he could score more than your 1st sub.

      Obviously it's the panic factor, but still...

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Dusan getting a phone call from Mili before the deadline about Zaha was special 😆 😆 😆

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        "Yo Dusan, Milo here. Just called you to tell that Zaha isn't in the squad today. Hope that helps with your fpl preparations mate"

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      It was the prisoners dilemma.. Happened just on time for an actual team sheet short note and the options suddenly were mane(c) for 1 point or son(c) for a start tmrw atleast. Chose Nash's equilibrium unfortunately

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Note I just changed captaincy.. So I've not been hit as hard as those who benched him. If I had a few seconds more idve probably benched him for Jiminez too

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Oh man, Dusan at the end of last season was legendary haha. The lad got so much haaaate it was kinda mental.

      I do remember someone spurting a rumour about DSilva benching last day of last season so I brought Mili in, at that one was thankfully true!

    6. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Dusan was poor. I didn't own Zaha so it didn't affect me, but harsh for those who believed him.

    7. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I know. No sources or links. Just blind panic. Silly.

  5. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    TAA Robertson Mane lets go

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Agreed. Let's go!

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Captain?

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Triple

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Oh yeah.

  6. Alpharius
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Went bobby > zaha last minute, and cancelled the TC on Mane. Looks like the funds will enable Vardy to Aguero next week.....every cloud...

  7. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Put TC on the egyptian king. Make me proud Elneny

    1. Tev
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Stupid decision
      Elneny has easier fixture next week

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Lol

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Just for the record, I TC’ed Mane. This was for the banter

  8. HVT
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Predictions?

    3-0 here.

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      5-0

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Sturridge Hattrick, 3pters for Salah and Mane

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      6-0

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Mane hattrick 😛

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        This

      2. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Scenes

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thissss!

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      3-0

    6. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      1-0

    7. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      0-1

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Be some lolz on here if that happens!

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      It’ll be a disappointing game

    9. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Mane to get 10 goals, all assisted by Robbo. Nothing for anyone else of course.

    10. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      6-0. Huddersfield are sooo poor.

    11. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Huddersfield will keep it tight.
      4-0

  9. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Of course Firmino misses out exactly in this game. Plans ruined.

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Unlucky. That sucks

  10. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Salah (TC), Mane, TAA: this season I wouldn’t be surprised if you let me down and blanked against HUD...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      NAH. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. YOULL HAVE A GREAT GAME WEEK.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        YES I AGREE

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Thanks to kind people around here i did:
    Bobby + kdb >>> Mane © + Zaha (-4)

    Let's go Mane !!!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      WOOHOO!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        🙂

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Zaha is good choice mate

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you buddy 🙂

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Sounds like great moves on paper

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Let's see what happens 🙂

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Good call

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you 🙂

    5. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Hope it works out for you! I kept Firmino in the hope he'll be back next GW.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you bro

  12. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Took a hit to get Firmino for Jimenez... Can't wait next season to start

    1. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      me too

    2. HVT
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Unlucky, that’s just one of those that happens once a season.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      😕
      Hard Luck !

    4. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, at least this season is already lost, was only hoping for some miracle at the end

  13. Samwise
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Brought in Mendy last week, transferred him out and brought in Firmino.... DISASTER!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Ouch

  14. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Are we over that whole “Mané benched” thing now?

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Who benched him?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        'Auboomerang' claimed he was benched

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Then there were SCENES

          1. HVT
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Lol, just lol.

        2. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Auboomerang who's he

          Exactly

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      We will be over once you stop posting about it

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Not going to happen.

        Remember that time....

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Will FFS be offering compensation to those who changed their captain/team?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Extra FT to put him back in next week

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Was that a thing then
      Thank goodness i wasn't here around that time:D

  15. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    I can't believe Mane was benched

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      He's coming off the bench in 30 minutes.

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Nothing like a god ole BLOODBATH on a Friday night!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      *good

  17. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    WHO ARE YOUR TOP TARGETS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKs?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I’m targeting lower case letters on my keyboard

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Probably a Utd player being one of them.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Hazard & Rashford

    4. HVT
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Pogba and PVA 😎

    5. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Auboomerang

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        lol

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Ha

    6. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      well i went for Mendy and Firmino for the last two weeks... ill let you know, so you can stay clear...

    7. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Pogba and Robbo

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Zaha and Pogba probably

    9. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Zaha and Mili

    10. mookie
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Rashford and Hazard

    11. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Aboomerang.. 😉

    12. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Some girl who stars in movies

  18. polis
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy to Fimino. Sigh.

    Spose that's why we get subs.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Bad move anyway

      1. polis
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Nah. not with Vardy's upcoming fixtures and Bobby's home form.

        Fancied a couple from him today but alas. Gray it is... unless he's crocked too.

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          He loves it against the big boys. Fancy Vardy for a couple against Arsenal

          1. polis
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            He will now. Obviously.

            Either that or a red.

  19. Ajaxeeding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Good thing I decided not to take a hit to bring in Firmino in place of Vardy b

  20. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Its all set up for Sadio to do something spectacular one way or another. hatty or red

  21. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    When does FPL update?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Soon

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      24 minutes

  22. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Ended up getting Salah in. Sorry guys 😆

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Jesus H

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Nice 🙂

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      1 seasons bad luck...salah double hatty confirmed.

  23. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Did Firmino and Eriksen -> Origi and Salah (c)
    Have Jota first sub so maybe not a disaster

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Studge injury in first 10 mins should sort that.

  24. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Think about it

    Do people really think that Klopp would bench his most inform player in a must win game at the end of the season

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      You lost me at think

    2. bialk
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yes.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        He said yesterday that there would be no rotation

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Obviously not, especially with no great cover for VVD.

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Salah was never going to be benched

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      It sounded 100% legit! . Stop victim shaming us.

    6. Adriano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Not to mention whatever jet lag Salah may had to have dealt with. Mane has been a man on a mission during the second half of this season and his history shows he's clearly fit enough to play during a crowded schedule

    7. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, because Huddersfield are crap and Barcelona are coming up.

      Liverpool could play their second team and beat Huddersfield IMO.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Same second team who have lost every time they played in the cup competitions

  25. bialk
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    I used this site for team news. After Mane saga it's better to avoid it.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Just avoid it 1 hour before the deadline

      It’s the pits

    2. Back on the horse
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      what happened?

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Don’t ask

        1. Back on the horse
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          because it's a saga and it would take too long to explain?

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      You come on here for team news 30 seconds before deadline?

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        10 seconds, if possible.

  26. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    It’s funny. I fell for the Mane post. Did TC undo. No idea if it went through. With Studge there I think I’d prefer it to have gone through tbh.

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah the question is who Studge will F up the most

  27. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Aguero > Firmino 😎

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Was so close to this, "luckily" it was Jimenez instead od Kun

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Loving the positivity and energy, Rupert.

  29. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling cappers show yourselves!

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      O/

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      o/

    3. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      No but quite glad I have him and Kun as well at Mo and Sadio

    4. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Aguero....

  30. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    I don’t think the two guys who posted that Mane was out were intentionally lying, they are normally decent posters. I guess they were probably duped by some phoney twitter post. I doubt anyone really had time to change their team anyway tbh

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I saw plenty changed the their team after that, there was a minute gap

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        You saw plenty who claimed they had. Big difference

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          And there was not a minutes gap, it was 7pm

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            There was a minute gap between that news and deadline. This has nothing nothing to do with 7pm.

          2. Guru Mediation
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            There was definitely a minute gap. But I'm comfortable with the differential captain

    2. Jay_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Convenient scapegoats now.

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Good point hopefully they get to put their side of it