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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. Hybrid.power
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    First time since the triple captain chip was introduced that I got it right

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same here. A far cry from Andy Caroll 3pts.

    2. YEAH PITCH!
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Same. Very happy.

    3. sminkypinky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sadio needs to do something for baps

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Now I just have to hope that Vardy and Eriksen w/ my Mane(TC) do well enough to make up the points over Salah(TC) and fodder.... 🙁

    5. Misteak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      84 from 3 with bonus for me. How's everybody else doing?

      1. Toblerone52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        63. I don't have TC that's why

        1. Misteak
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Shame. Did you use yours wisely?

          1. Toblerone52
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No it was on Salah against Fulham

            1. Misteak
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              My condolences. I've had a shocking season. This is one of my few good opportunities to gloat. Bet I pick up 6 red cards tomorrow tho

        2. Toblerone52
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I lied its only 62

    6. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Spare a moment for the bloke in our ML who had no LIV, so he brought in Firmino.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ouch

    7. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah TC currently a fail in comparison to Aguero & Deulofeu.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wrong. He is on for 19.

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          And the others?

      2. Misteak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No one was ever going to triple captain Delofeueoeueu

    8. Bubz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah (c), Mane, Trent. Delighted. Too 10k not looking far off now

    9. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yes. Origi stays on the bench :). Jota to come in... Happy with that

      • S.Kuqi
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Anyone lolled yet?

      • Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can I have 4 Pool slots next year?

      • NUFCAndrew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Salah TC, own Mané & Robertson. What a start

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wow

        2. Toblerone52
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          the dream

        3. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Good GW rank so far?

          • Skloppy Kops
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Same here

        4. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trent CS banked

        5. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Aguero TC DGW 25 beats Mo m8

          1. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            😆

        6. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I want whatever pizza Salah had.

          1. tm245
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Dilly ding Dilly dong

        7. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ok, concede now 😀

        8. Mr Frost
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          What a great start to the weekend.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I suspect most have done well

        9. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          TAA CS confirmed

          Gomez on
          TAA off

        10. DA Minnion
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Come on Huddersfield. Score one now.

        11. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          70 from 3 any good?

          1. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Pre baps

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            aaaaa

          3. DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Trash boat.

            1. TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Hate these posts

          4. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Doubt it as I have 71 from 2

          5. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Alright mate. I am on 92 from 3..

          6. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nope. 80 from 3 🙂

            1. TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Got the replies id hoped for lol

              1. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                🙂 with the other garbage I've got probably won't crack 90 🙂

        12. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Right Huddersfield... you can score now. You too Mané

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            COME ONNN

          • Hybrid.power
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Good man trent

          • Mattymo23
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            If only I had Robbo instead of TAA would have been perfect

            1. Bubz
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Probs not worth the extra money

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Same.

            3. Slouch87
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Well you haven't and it isn't,.

          • Magumbo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Feeling a big red coming with only triple mane and TAA

            1. DandyDon
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Surely not with TC in play

            2. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Cue Grant the CS wrecker

            3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Crabtree crying

              1. Brosstan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Impressive to Crack top 1m for him this season.

              2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                For sure

            4. Becks
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              0 yellow cards so far in this game

            5. DandyDon
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Need a Huddersfield goal now TAA is off!

              • RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Do with this Lössl had Salah(TC) with that 5th?

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  We think*

              • lifes a pitch
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                LoL