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

    C'mon Burnley 🙂

  2. They Are Lost
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    1050 points for me from 2 players - is that an ok score guys?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      No. Rubbish

    2. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Red arrow

  3. Sedemuda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    71 from 2

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Wonderful ain't it! 🙂

  4. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    That was painful. Why didn't he sub some of them off

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

      He almost never does.

    2. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      they need a golden boot !

    3. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      When neither went off on that double substitution it was tough to watch

    4. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I know it's not right, but a little hamstring pull would have taught him a lesson

  5. good biashara
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    That guy who said he owned Salah, Mane, Robbo and TAA must be over the moon

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      4 Pool !

  6. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hahahaha, can't wait for Liverpool to score 5 past us next season. (if we win tomz :))

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      The Villa will help you lot out at Leeds on Sunday

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Hope so, shouldn't need it though

  7. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    This is good for Sterling capers yeah....... city will need to go full pelt against Burnley now. Clutching at straws now lol

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Pfft Hahaha gl

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Happy with just owning Salah (C) tbh. Nailing captaincy feels good.

  9. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Salah (c), Mane and TAA. Thank you Liverpool!

    1. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      well done - my ML leader has Salah (C) Mane and Robbo - 57 points so far - no catching him now

  10. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    The rest of my players have a lot to live up to

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      It'll be such an FPL thing to get 16 points from the remaining 8 players

    2. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I only need Aguero C to score 8 goals to make me feel better. Shouldnt be a problem

  11. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 3 days ago

    anyone more has TC and didnt use ?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I still have it

    2. McEwan
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I’ve still got it. Not delighted by that but couldn’t make the call

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 3 days ago

        I was on Salah all week but i tought he will get reduced minutes cause Barca game...

    3. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I have it and decided against Mane captain all together.

      GW38 needs a 20 point captainer somehow

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 3 days ago

        why GW 38 ? why not 37 ?

  12. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    I TC a defender (taa) and it didn't fail...but should have just went with mane instead...ah well I can say I've done it now 🙂

  13. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    What a horrible gameweek.

    Lets see how City will react now.

  14. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    I TCed Sterling in DGW 25 and he scored 11x3.

    Salah has scored 19. Only 8 points difference. I can live with that.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      That's 24 points innit

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        No, not if he captained salah in this one

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I took it off Laporte at the last minute and put it on Sané...

    3. makaveli123
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      33 vs 57?

    4. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Nice maths

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      8 x 3 = 24 pts. Quick maths.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Salah most Liverpool goals after 100 games. EVER!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Surprises me, I thought it would be Ian Rush.

  16. Street Friend
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Didnt captain a liverpool playa. 🙁

    23 points from 2 players. Triple captain GW 38 has a lot to make up

  17. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hoping spurs does the same to West ham tmrw.. With Trippier Eriksen and son(c) starting ofcourse

  18. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Just happy TC worked out.

    Thanks Mo.

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      +1

  19. 404_FC
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    why bps TAA > Mane ?

  20. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    That'll help pool goal difference.

    City need to go all out. Great for sterling owners.

  21. Kellz86
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Bravo to Salah TC, but not like a triple capt with a brace is a bad thing

  22. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Ive got 80 and still jealous. Sums up fpl teally

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Never enough

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Wow you need to curb your expectation

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Same here, over the moon!

  23. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Who needs DGWs

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    What will be the AVERAGE overall this week? Head to head babe

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Game* haha

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    0 pts from 0 players any good ?

  26. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    84 points from 3. Probably would have taken that before the game.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      dreadful

  27. Gaffa914
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Triple captain salah 57 pointer yeeees

  28. Napster03
    9 months, 3 days ago

    TC Salah, Mane and TAA.

    Happy happy!

  29. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    The points totals of both City and Liverpool is ridiculous.

    Each team on their own would be considered special in another era. Incredible that we have two at once.

    Pains me to say it, but these two teams will dominate this league over the next few years.

  30. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Thanks Liverpool!!