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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. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Come on Salah and TAA top 5k for 1st time this season as it stands let's see how this plays out!

  2. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Brought in Mane + TAA this gw. 😛

    1. YEAH PITCH!
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Me too 🙂

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Maverick!

    2. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Trent and Andy got 5 assists the last time Bobby was missing (v Watford in February)

        More direct with nice Crosses and thru balls as no bobby to link it up.

      • grumpyman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Salah picked a very inconvenient time to be Salah again.

      • King Carlos
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Was lucky for once to do laca and doucure to quaner and salah (-4). My other option was laca to firmino... phew! 🙂

        1. DA Minnion
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Quaner is amazing.

          1. King Carlos
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Lol, yes he is!

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Robbo TAA Mane owner, but captained Sterling not sure how to feel lol

      • Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        TAA, England's best RB at the moment?

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Better than Doherty?

          1. Pigeon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            We don't do that here...

        2. Manani
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          his defence is a bit whatever, but his attacking play is definitely the best by far

        3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not at defending

        4. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Technically definitely, passing and vision is unbelievable but a lot to learn defensively

      • DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        As a Salah Taa and Mane captainer that was a nice half of football.

        1. King Carlos
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          +1

      • tafrère
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mane (TC) not that good for now ? Salah, Robbo and TAA could get more points...

        1. YEAH PITCH!
            1 month, 21 days ago

            At least he has scored. Come on.

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Decent but hoping for more next half... and nada for Mo

          • PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            But so could Mane?

          • sminkypinky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Lots to play. Loads more of agony for us...

            1. tafrère
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Early replacements...

          • Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Better so far than my Kane last season!

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hoping the fact that I have got Mane and Salah is cancelling out the fact a lot of people have TC'd one of them

        3. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Salah will need another attacking return for a chance 3 BAPs, if HUD doesn't score.

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yep Robbo and TAA on for baps if they keep cleanie

        4. Hybrid.power
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Who needs double gameweeks

        5. 404_FC
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          TC salah handsup !

          are we done?

        6. camarozz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Salah (c) is out- scoring Mane (TC).

          Is that correct?

          1. Bubz
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            No

          2. TAT
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yep…

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Edit: drawing!

          3. Goat
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Drawing

          4. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Lol no

        7. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hopefully Mo gets a goal or assist without any Mane involvement to hoover up all the BAPS

        8. Amey
            1 month, 21 days ago

            That's a Taa assist right ??
            No Mo so at least something 🙂

            1. Rainer
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yes, a brilliant one!

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Yep
                  Cheers mate

            2. Hulk Smash
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Weirdly, despite a goal and assist for Salah, this game shows that TAA and Robbo are better value than him.

              1. FPL Flop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                They may well be, not sure this game alone shows it though. They haven’t even got a CS yet 😆

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  True but so far it's typical of their season: the forward players get points, but the defenders clean up while costing half as much.

              2. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Just get all 3

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Mane has arguably been better value than Salah too this season, although over the course of several seasons I'd expect Salah to come out on top.

            3. Jacky boy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Please let mo play 90 minutes klopp

            4. FPL Flop
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Why didn’t I TC? I am a noob

            5. Mweene
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Did Eriksen and Laca to Salah and Mitrovic just before the deadline. Triple capped Salah. Think it may have been the correct decision.

            6. Hakim Ziyech
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Mané(C), Salah, Trent. What a half

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Great job !!
                    Mane © Taa Robbo here

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        wOw.Nicee, The cs is looking likely

                    2. FPL Flop
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Haha, I’d be happier but every man and his dog has the same (or Robbo, or Salah (C))

                  • Kellz86
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    More goals in this that's for certain

                  • Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Only fpl makes me support me team less....
                    Madness

                  • umerlfc
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Eriksen better match Salah or score at least 4 less than him

                    1. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Hope he matches or outscores lol... and hope for a Vardy haul

                  • Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    5 more and the goal differences are equal for LIV and MCI

                    1. Irbox ⚽
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Irrelevant

                      1. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Maybe. Maybe not

                  • Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Bobby officially makes Liverpool worse. 5-0 without him last time.

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sturridge nailed-on? 😉

                  • Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Close that goal difference gap! 😀

                  • Zen_Master
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Ok, Klopp. Sub out Salah at HT and leave Mane in. Lol

                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Please

                    • Vlad Tepes
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Could be early subs before 60 min right? TAA and Robbo could miss out on clean CS.

                      1. Zen_Master
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Don't jinx it mate lol

                      2. Mweene
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Can safely say 37 points is the most I've ever had from 1 half of a game.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          TC? Nice!

                        2. Dukes of Hazzard
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Congratulations