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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. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    60 pts but still feel disappointed! Should have used TC on Salah/Mane

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Don't complain about that. I spunked TC on Mane and still have less points than you

  2. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    With Bobby out, I chickened out of TC and just gave Robbo his first armband 10 mins before deadline.
    Live and learn oh well
    39 from 2 (with Mane)
    Salah was the right TC in the end

  3. balint84
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    A) get a ManUTD defender (Hudder, Cardiff)
    B) get Milivojevic (Cardiff, Bournemouth)

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      B for me

  4. Kevin 11
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Rival outscores me by 29 points triple pool vs triple pool and both Tc’s just isn’t my season

  5. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Wow it’s decisions 50/50 sum go right some go wrong. FPL for ya.

  6. Tommy J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    84 points post bps from 3 players- same score I had last week for the whole team with benchboost and 12 dgw players...glad I held on to Liverpool assets. Funny old game....

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Robertson, Mane and Salah? Perfect

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Well done!

  7. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Don't really understand how Mane missed out on Baps

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Bit sad innit. If only that damn 3rd header had gone in 🙁

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Understand how Salah and Robo got more but not TAA.

    3. thischarmingman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      That header gave him -bps :O

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      He missed a big chance for his hat-trick and had a lot of shots off target

  8. sfsfsfe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    2nd season and 1226 or atm... not really what I expected going in to this season.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      fair play!!!

  9. Ahmed Adam
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    i have got 58 Points for Salah (C), Mane and Arnold.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      54 for Salah(c), TAA and VVD.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Me too but pretty average around here

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Quite a mixed bag in top few thousand though. Just found one guy on 0. No pool! What was he thinking!
        I’m on 55 without a TC

  10. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Could finally make the 100 club after being in the 90’s 4 times

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Lol me to after missing out in all the doubles and without using a chip 🙂

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Haha, same here. Still have 35 to get from my remaining 8 - nowhere near guaranteed!

  11. MeatPieSausageRoll
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Averaging 24 points a player at the moment. Keep that up and I’m on for a 264 pt gameweek

  12. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Robertson the only player I've kept right from the start.

    Beast of a player!

    1. UpAndAway
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Same!

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I dropped him in preparation for the doubles. Wish I hadnt

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      god love 'im

    4. MeatPieSausageRoll
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Been the best player to own all season!

    5. Tekkerslovakiaftw
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Has he got more popular points already than Alonso's best season?

  13. drughi
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Cmon burnley time for an heroic performance

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      This!

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      god yes. 1-1, laporte G and sterling OG 😆

  14. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Great start to the gameweek. Now we need a nice win for spurs 🙂

  15. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    To all the people unhappy with their score...

    For every Salah gloater there's 2 Mane captainers staying silent. You'll probably get a nice rank boost anyway 🙂

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Top 10k average will be around 47 with 4 players played (assume captains are doubled). If you are beating that then it is good

  16. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    I get no one wants to hear it cuz it’s easy to say but had Eriksen+Laca to Salah+Ings ready to confirm and then chickened our 3 mins before deadline. That would have made it an epic night (TC mane and also have Robbo). Now I just feel like “what could have been...”

  17. Amey
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    50(-4) from Taa Robbo Mane©
    Mane should have scored that header. Could have been a 16 pointer 😮

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      24 for me

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        © ??
        Hopefully you'd have a good gw buddy

  18. M.A.G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Sighs..switched from Mane(C) to Son(C) in the last minute. What could 've been !

    1. Baked baines
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Why?

      1. M.A.G
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I guess you missed the auboomeyang drama.
        before the deadline (about 1 min) there were two posts by two users saying that mane is benched, one of them was a top post
        so I and some other people , thought that those who posted that mane is benched saw the team news on Twitter and just posted here as quick as possible,but it turned out that they were just trolling

        1. DandyDon
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Same happened last week as well. Almost caught me out then

  19. TERIYAKI 69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    40 pts from 2 players and a massive red arrow. Bring on Saturday.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Where can you see you rank change already?

  20. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Poor man’s Salah no bonus. Captaincy poll proven to be incorrect as expected

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Got what you pay for in tonights game.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        TAA?

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      ... hop off it mate.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      😆

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      you're joking re poll right? 2 goals pre match you'd have been delighted

  21. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Absolute crusher for anybody without at least double Liverpool.

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Anybody with no liverpool at all ?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Top of my ML had 0 Liverpool (as bobby was benched) everyone behind have routed, its such a tight league from 1-7 still in with a shot

        1. DandyDon
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Guy about 1,600 in world is on 0 points! Had triple City and killed it last week but should have known better.

  22. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    That Mane open goal miss against the post was a 24 point miss! Unbelievable!

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      don't say that :((( god dammit

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      About 15k places as well roughly I think.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Unbelievable Jeff!

  23. JuulKrapuul
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Good to see Grant in the dream team with his 2 points.

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    48 from Trent & Salah C not bad start to the week, surprising to see green arrow.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Just need Son, Sterling, Aguero, Jota & Deulofeu to get me back in the game 😉

  25. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    PVA in next week, the terminator to strike again and end Cardiff?

  26. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    I regret not TC Salah! Only reason I didn’t TC him was coz I thought ML rival had him too and would captain him but instead he went with Sterling. So bummed I didn’t go for the obvious TC choice this GW.
    Anyways now I’m just 30 pts behind my ML. Feels like I can still win my ML if I use the TC chip right.
    Need help guys!!!! Who should I TC? Haz vs Watford or Kun/Raz vs Lei/Bri?

    1. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      maybe not hazard. he should do well but they could be tired and hazard is likely to be taken off early imo

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      What has ML rival got to with you TCing?

  27. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    84 Points from 3 Players...
    Ooooooooohhhhhhh Yaaaaaaa Weeeeeee Dancer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Congrats mate, enjoy the green arrow.

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Won't you take me to...
        A Funky Town!
        Won't you take me to
        Dat Funky Town x

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Okay okay don't enjoy it too much hahaha.

          1. Mince n Tatties
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Eytexi - As The Divinyls once said...

            I don't want anybody else
            When I think about you, I touch myself

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I hope you're talking about Salah and not me. 🙂

              1. Mince n Tatties
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Mo Mo
                Mo Mo Mo
                Mo Mo Mo
                Mo Mo
                There's no Limit!!!!

                1. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 25 days ago

                  Hahaha, i dont even own Salah and you're enjoying it so much that I'm still smiling lmao.

                  1. Mince n Tatties
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    8 months, 25 days ago

                    Eytexi - Mane People will wish they TC Salah
                    As Elton once said...
                    and I Guess That's why they call it the Blues...

                    1. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 25 days ago

                      He's not wrong haha. I'll be back on Sunday to celebrate when Sterling (C) comes through for me.

                      1. Mince n Tatties
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        8 months, 25 days ago

                        i hope you're talking about Sterling and not me 😉

                      2. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 25 days ago

                        Hope can't save you 🙂

  28. chrismoo75
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    76 from 3 players. Late charge for top 10k just about on

  29. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    22 k to 52 k 😆 with 11 to play... not sad anymore... bottled it in GW 36 😀

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ouch

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Feel for you Chucky

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      You were unlucky with Firmino AND Matip. I have found someone else even higher than you who just didn’t bother with pool players at all! Crazy guy.

  30. Klein
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Vvd really? Mane scored a header and bar another.