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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. Manani
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Salah or Sterling for the rest of season?

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Salah won't play Huddersfield every week.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Both obviously

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Going Sterling Mane Son Deulofeu personally.

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Some mammoth scores here tonight...

  3. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    49 from 2 and I’m disappointed.

  4. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Mane with 2 goals and no bonus is annoying. Missing that sitter has annoyed me. 55 from 3 feels underwhelming

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      That miss cost 18~24 points. Ouch.

      1. Manani
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 2 hours ago

        and that Salah point swing as well for people like me who don't have Salah and only Mane (TC)

      2. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 2 hours ago

        So infuriating.

  5. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Mo Salah you little dancer

    TC success 🙂

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Salah - 3 (56)
    Robbo - 2 (51)
    Trent - 1 (40)
    --------
    Mane (35)

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Was going so well until the 5th and the Mane post.

      1. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 2 hours ago

        Honestly mate. Feel the same!

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Damn

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      That’s like an extra goal for Salah cappers over Mané.

  7. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Hopefully Eriksen and Vardy do well to somewhat justify not ditching em for Salah and fodder! 🙂

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Gutted not to own 3 Pool players.

    But getting TAA or Salah involved hit and selling quality player who still have to play.

    Quite happy with Robbo & Mane(TC)! 😀

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Yeah agreed

  9. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Too scared to look at updated rank on livefpl...

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Can’t get it to work anyway haha

  10. Waylander
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Need Tottenham and City to go large after this tonight. Held Eriksen and Laporte...

  11. micsway
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    happy with 50 points after 1 game, rival TC mane a shame but what eves

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Robbo breaks 200 points 😀

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Beast

    2. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      My biggest mistake this season was dropping him for TAA in first WC before Xmas

  13. World XI
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    81 from 3 any good?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Only 81?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Nah anything less than 100 is amateur 🙂

    3. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Is that after BP's?

  14. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    TC Salah you beauty!!

    1. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      +1

  15. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    67 from 2 feels a little below par, with no Mane or Robertson !

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Same here. Had Salah and Trent.

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Are people seriously complaining about getting 50+ points from 2 players 🙄

    Goodness me

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      I’ve got 53 and a 20 place green arrow 😮

      1. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 2 hours ago

        similar here haha

    2. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Would be more interesting if such post had overall ranks next to them

    3. Legendary!
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Because others are getting 20-30 more points than them

  17. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    VVD, Robbo and Mane(C) and I feel like I’ve done so poor 🙁

    1. Legendary!
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Funny ol game

  18. drughi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    TC chip worked out nicely 🙂

  19. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    goddddd and Mane hit the ferking post too

    1. Legendary!
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      That miss still haunts me

  20. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    So many with a great score but a bad start

  21. Don Van White Jam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    81 from 3 after bonuses and T(c) on Salah. Don't think I've ever had a better start to a gameweek. Over the moon!

    1. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      I have 80 - what a feeling 😀

  22. rohan
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    84 points with 3 players 😆

  23. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Going up to 15k. Delighted!

  24. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    How did Mane not get bonus pts? He scored twice

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Other players were bettee

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      CS & assists for defenders, passes etc.

  25. n14mul
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Points total check so far??

    After bonus will be applied I will have 80
    Tc Salah mane and Trent.

    Anyone have robbo instead of Trent?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Have both

  26. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Well that makes up for 32 captain fails. 81 points!

  27. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    I Love you Mo - So Much So Much So Much (Triple) xx
    Robbo - I Love you too xx
    Mane - You are just lovely xx

  28. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    TC on Sane back in GW 25 hurts even more after this ....

  29. Webbinho
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    TC Mane, Salah and TAA. Shine taken off slightly as I did robbo and eriksen to vertonghen and mane for a hit.

  30. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 2 hours ago

    Feeling like Mané will still a bonus point

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Nah

    2. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      Nope

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 hours ago

      No chance