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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
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Nooooooo

  2. Mikel Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lets go TAA (C) !!

    1. Tev
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Off before 60 😉

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Salah (C), Mané, Robertson.

    Fingers crossed!

    1. Jack Burton
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Got the same with salsh TC so good luck

  4. Team Cruel
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Seems like lots did.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. Team Cruel
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months 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)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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)
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  5. THFC4LIFE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    TAA Robertson Mane lets go

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Agreed. Let's go!

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Captain?

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Triple

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Oh yeah.

  6. Alpharius
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Put TC on the egyptian king. Make me proud Elneny

    1. Tev
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Stupid decision
      Elneny has easier fixture next week

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lol

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  8. HVT
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Predictions?

    3-0 here.

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      5-0

    2. moment
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sturridge Hattrick, 3pters for Salah and Mane

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      6-0

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mane hattrick 😛

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This

      2. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Scenes

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thissss!

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      3-0

    6. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1-0

    7. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      0-1

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Be some lolz on here if that happens!

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It’ll be a disappointing game

    9. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months ago

      6-0. Huddersfield are sooo poor.

    11. XabiAlonso
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Huddersfield will keep it tight.
      4-0

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Unlucky. That sucks

  10. RamaJama
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        YES I AGREE

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    Let's go Mane !!!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      WOOHOO!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        🙂

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zaha is good choice mate

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you buddy 🙂

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sounds like great moves on paper

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Let's see what happens 🙂

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good call

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you 🙂

    5. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you bro

  12. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      me too

    2. HVT
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      😕
      Hard Luck !

    4. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  13. Samwise
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ouch

  14. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who benched him?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        'Auboomerang' claimed he was benched

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Then there were SCENES

          1. HVT
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Lol, just lol.

        2. Uncle Gamst
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Auboomerang who's he

          Exactly

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      We will be over once you stop posting about it

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Not going to happen.

        Remember that time....

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Extra FT to put him back in next week

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  15. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I can't believe Mane was benched

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He's coming off the bench in 30 minutes.

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Nothing like a god ole BLOODBATH on a Friday night!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      *good

  17. Rupert The Horse
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    WHO ARE YOUR TOP TARGETS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKs?

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’m targeting lower case letters on my keyboard

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably a Utd player being one of them.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hazard & Rashford

    4. HVT
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Pogba and PVA 😎

    5. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Auboomerang

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        lol

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ha

    6. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    7. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Pogba and Robbo

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zaha and Pogba probably

    9. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zaha and Mili

    10. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rashford and Hazard

    11. PLerix
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Aboomerang.. 😉

    12. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Some girl who stars in movies

  18. polis
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Vardy to Fimino. Sigh.

    Spose that's why we get subs.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bad move anyway

      1. polis
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months 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…
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

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

          1. polis
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            He will now. Obviously.

            Either that or a red.

  19. Ajaxeeding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  20. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  21. Uncle Gamst
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    When does FPL update?

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Soon

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      24 minutes

  22. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ended up getting Salah in. Sorry guys 😆

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Jesus H

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice 🙂

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  23. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Studge injury in first 10 mins should sort that.

  24. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You lost me at think

    2. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He said yesterday that there would be no rotation

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Obviously not, especially with no great cover for VVD.

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Salah was never going to be benched

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    6. Adriano
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      Liverpool could play their second team and beat Huddersfield IMO.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

  25. bialk
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Just avoid it 1 hour before the deadline

      It’s the pits

    2. Back on the horse
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      what happened?

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don’t ask

        1. Back on the horse
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

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

    3. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        10 seconds, if possible.

  26. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah the question is who Studge will F up the most

  27. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Aguero > Firmino 😎

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Loving the positivity and energy, Rupert.

  29. THFC4LIFE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Sterling cappers show yourselves!

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      O/

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      o/

    3. moment
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    4. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Aguero....

  30. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        You saw plenty who claimed they had. Big difference

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

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

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

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

          2. Guru Mediation
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

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

    2. Jay_
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Convenient scapegoats now.

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good point hopefully they get to put their side of it