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

    Only Hudd and Cardiff have failed to score in more games than West Ham. That surprised me

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bacuna SOT

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Need a mane hatty to save my season

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

      agreed, bemba

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      *Salah

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Nice, Salah TC and TAA.

  5. dark91
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    As a Barca fan I like how shaky Liverpool's defence is looking

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

      Your link says you're a City fan.

      1. dark91
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I tried to chose Barca but it didn't allow me

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

          So you chose City?

          1. dark91
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes because of Pep

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

              Fair enough.

      2. lifes a pitch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Haha

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lol. Tactically it wont be the same.. all.out attack here.

    3. Miniboss
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Barca, City... PSG & Bayern as well?

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

        Maybe Ajax soon.

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

    Stop trying to score Huddersfield!!

  7. micsway
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    robbed

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

    Wouldn’t mind a HUD goal, would be good for Salah baps

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

      Salah goal would be good for Salah baps

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

        I'd rather this

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

          I'd rather both

      2. No Mo Salah
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        this

  9. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    hudd creating way more than the bus parkers

  10. Miniboss
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Has Henderson always been this bad? Keeps passing the ball to opponent.

  11. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    So who TC’d a liverpool player? Happy so far?

    1. Viper
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I did.

      Salah.

      In gwk 31 for a 2 pointer 🙂

      1. Ross From Friends
        1 month, 21 days ago

        LOL

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah hendo

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

      No ands happy

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

      o/ Mane

      Mixed feelings so far with no Salah. Opted to keep Vardy and Eriksen

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

    Get Sturridge off and rest him for the transfer window

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Trent has good vision.

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

      Wont be kept at RB.

  14. Lemongrab
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Come on Mo we want more!

  15. Eat my goal!
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sturridge what a C...

    1. sminkypinky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gutsy captain choice

      1. Eat my goal!
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Maybe four years ago

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

        🙂

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

    Don't so anything until 60 mins klopp

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

    Gomez on for TAA before 60 would be cheeky

    1. I hate Moreno
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It's gonna happen

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

        I wish

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

      You spelled tragic wrong

  18. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Will they make 60?

  19. I hate Moreno
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Long 3 mins for TAA owners

  20. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pool def owners as jammy as Brighton owners last game week.

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Feeling so lucky to be a Matip owner 😎

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

      Last minute Huddersfield goal

  21. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I think a Liverpool only team would beat an unlimited budget rest of the league team in FPL.

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

      So man city then?

      1. tm245
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mainly, plus Son and Hazard, perhaps.

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sturridge is too greedy

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

      greedy/slow/shite etc etc

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Awful team player

  23. Visionaries
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Come on Mo, 1 more son

  24. sminkypinky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Passssss the baaaaallll sturridge!

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

      Tbf, Mane, Salah and Sturridge could all benefit by bring a little less selfish.

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

        *being

        1. sminkypinky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Well the other two still have the pedigree and bring results. Studge does not.

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

        Mane is the worst. His assist tally is abysmal

        1. Guru Mediation
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You again

  25. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bobby would of had a field day

    1. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cracking grammar.

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks teach

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

    Studge useless man...

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

    Sub Sturridge please

  28. Niho992
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sturidge is awful even for games vs Huddersfield and similar.

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

      He’ll be sol in the window

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

        sold

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

      He's someone that should definitely go abroad. He's damaged goods in the Premier League

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Should have triple c Robertson

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      At this rate he'll outscore Salah

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why

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

    grr