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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. Tev
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone *not* done well?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Was great til that last goal ffs

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Chucky. He is spewing 🙁

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah. Chucky screwed

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Those who don't have Liverpool. Thats 3/4 of my mini league.

    4. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      No Liverpool, so yes.

    5. MMN
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Only Mane (TC) here. The Deeney ban ruined my plans of Duffy > TAA instead went Deeney > Wilson and didn't want to sell Sterling and Eriksen for Salah

  2. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Come on hudds, score one now!

  3. TAT
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I feel silly for not owning TAA.

  4. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    LiveFPL obviously can't handle the insane amount of traffic of today's game. Please give it a few minutes so that you can see your (hopefully green) arrows.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Shall do Ragabolly! Thank you 🙂

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Green 🙂

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Just seen it.
      Got me at 386 OR
      It better be right

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Huge red

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Its good viewing tonight, Ragabolly 🙂

      Keep up the great work!

    6. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yea annoying want to see if 55 is actually a good score with so many TC’s in play!

    7. Tev
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Love you Ragabolly

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah TC, Mane & Robbo is 84 from 3 😆 WTF!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Consecutive 100 point GWs?

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Noice

    3. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      That’s insane. Makes my 63 points from same but mane TC seem small

  6. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Hudders goal would be amazing now TAA off

  7. Mattymo23
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Huddersfield goal would be class

  8. Yome
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I feel like a noob for TC Aguero the other day

    1. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      That was just unlucky him getting injured and even then he still managed 10, could have been so much more.

  9. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Next season it'll be 3 pool and 3 city players in everyone's teams with 9 sub 5.0s on the bench won't it

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah shot off target

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hope he keeps this up

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    GREEDY GREEDY TWAT

    1. Hitman
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Was saying this for weeks!

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    3mins to score the 6th and final goal, Mane. Come on lad...

  13. balint84
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    57 points from 1 player

  14. HMFC1874
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    never understood why managers leave key players on when romping a game???

  15. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ohh greedy Salah losing baps..

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah -BPS

    Robbo might catch him.

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah SOT!

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ahhh so close

  19. Mattias
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    TC Trent instead of Mane, plus Robbo... and only rising only 89 places! Urghh

  20. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    50 points off 3 players so far. Not to shabby

  21. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Mane 2 mins to get a hattie

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      🙁

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lord please

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Crazy. Took a - 8, have Mane TC and Robo. Gone up from 39989 to 39461

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Congrats

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Same mate, very minimal rank boost. Was awesome til bloody Salah scored again

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Meant a Robo assist which ups my ML Rival which I care more about hahaha. V happy

  23. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    63 pts from three players and still not entirely happy. If only Mané (TC) had score his third goal...

  24. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Have Mané TC salah and Trent yet I feel bad as I didn’t TC salah vs HUD...

    Why would I not TC him?

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Used to be a big Salah fan. Gone off him this season. Very selfish. He’d happily leave Liverpool to win the league too

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      And Mané isn’t!!!

  26. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Mo TC, Mane and Robbo finally ! thank God !

  27. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    73 from 3 any good?

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Shut up.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      obviously is

    3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Usual predictable humourless crap.

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Someone may get a ton

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    That'll do boys, that'll do!

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Mane TC and TAA and I'm disappointed. Shame on me.

  30. TAT
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    51 from 2. Any worse? 🙁

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      35/2

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        🙁

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      17 from 19 (Dianne Abbott taught me Maffs).

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Did the pre-deadline comments on the site keep you from capping Mané?

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I removed the TC to Son.

          Not happy.

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 16 days ago

            That's brutal! Been burned by reading comments on FFS leading up to the deadline before as well. Can't understand why people want to post stuff like "(player) benched." etc…

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 16 days ago

              When it's not true that is.

    3. MMN
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yup 39 from 1.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Could be worse! Regretting not getting TAA for a triple-up.