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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. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    7k to 3k ... thanks Mo

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Good work!

        1. Printing Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks mate

    2. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      At least the only way is up from here this week

    3. KLOPPTOMANIA
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Is 75 points ok..?

      1. KLOPPTOMANIA
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Said some smug bar steward

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Haha!

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Obviously...

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            is this toplad Dakes?

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              It is I, pal.

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                why aint you a top lad anymore? just regular ol Dakes now 🙂

                1. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Just changing it up a tad. Still a top lad 😆 just in my bio now

              2. Lord Tachanka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                One name, one name!? Who do you think you are? Seal?

        3. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Depends what week you started?

          I’m on 2200+

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              7 months, 22 days ago

              😆

          2. n14mul
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Not sure I got 80?

            1. KLOPPTOMANIA
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Oh plus my bp obvs... 😉

        4. JONALDINHO
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          To think if I TC Salah I could be first In GW overall!

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 22 days ago

            I'm wondering that but presumably some people will have signed for GW36, got the 84 points for 3 Liv players and put some Hudds in for the sake of it?

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Funny, I kinda wish I had saved my triple captain chip to play on a Salah this week now.

        6. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Bonus points final lads?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Unless Salah gets his usual -20 after adjustments yes should be

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              cheers

        7. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Salah (c), Mane, Robertson in Fox FF but still a red arrow !

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 22 days ago

            ?

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            dunno what fox FF is but same 3 players here & delighted

        8. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Wondering if 84 will be the top score, or whether there's some weirdo who has Salah TC, Robbo & Mane who also has a cheeky Huddersfield player or two.

          1. FPL DONKEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Bound to be at least one...

          2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            there will be some random Huddersfield players somewhere

          3. Mattymo23
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            There will be one

          4. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            and maybe on BB

        9. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Mane (c), Robbo and TAA owner - red arrow!

          1. drughi
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            no salah no party

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            crazy stuff

        10. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Small red from 65k to 72k with Sterling captain on Sunday and no Salah. Pretty happy with that.

        11. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Ready for Son and Eriksen to absolutely tear West Ham apart tomorrow!!!

          COYS

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            I did Eriksen > Mané. Every chance Eriksen does wonderfully. Just thankful Mané had put up a good buffer...

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Aye, very much so. Resisted against Eriksen Vardy to Salah(TC) fodder, sticking the TC on Mane instead. Could've been worse but was great til that last damn goal and Mane hitting the woodwork.

              Hope my two lads pop off this weekend!

        12. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Did the 'Mane benched' posts push anyone from Mane (C/TC) to Salah?

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Yes. Removed TC from Mane, and (single) captained Son instead.

            1. Hart-ake
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Oof.

        13. Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          55 points from 3 players and predicted rank down 2 places!

          1. Mattymo23
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            What website predicts your rank?

            1. Earn your Spurs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Live FPL

        14. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          One season wonder is now top scorer in the league

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Most Liverpool goals after 100 games too.

            Decent.

        15. BRKFCTrueRover 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Well that was exciting! Nailed the chips every season so far one of the few times I get the captaincy right lol.

          1. jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Sanchez 75 a few years back was prob the last time I nailed it.. good times..(before the Salah Tc this week)

        16. Elfmeter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          My players have averaged 24.5 points each = red flag!

        17. Manani
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          if it wasn't for Deeney injury, I would not have gotten Firmino and would be able to get Salah instead. even got 5.5m in the bank in preparation for that Salah move in WC!

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Same here - expecting a big red now. Season over, really

            1. Manani
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              I still had a good season, but that was like a 30+points swing. Feels bad

          2. Tommy J
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            I had Firmino and took an 8 point hit to bring in Salah so didn’t worry about wasted points...

          3. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Yep, season over. The guy leading the Fans mini League has caned it and a deserved winner

        18. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Had a shocker tonight, went with Sterling(c) over Mane for some reason, maybe trying to be too clever. At least I own TAA and Robbo though. Big red arrow and probably out of the top 5k

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Sterling C with you and not too upset. Hasnt cost me any mini leagues and only a small red arrow - easily made up with a Sterling haul haha.

          2. MeatPieSausageRoll
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Sterling could do some serious damage yet 🙂

            • THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers both, ML leader has Salah TC VVD and Robbo was 8 points ahead before tonight probably grown to 40 odd lol

          3. Napster03
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Took a hit and shipped off Aguero + Son in order to go TC Salah.

              While leading my mini league. Who said you should play defence when you are leading? 🙂

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                I do. Taking an unnecessary risk instead of captaining the obvious cost me £15,000 first prize in Metro FF competition a few years ago.

                1. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Gambled against Kun while at OR2 in 2014-15 may have cost me the title

            • pjomara
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Who gave the assist for Mane's miss?

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

                Big shaq

              2. Manani
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Shaq

              3. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Hendo I think

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Seems it was Shaq lol

              4. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Shaq I think

              5. Tommy J
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Shaq

            • Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Neville "Liverpool along with Tottenham are the best short counter attacking team in the league"... Erm okay then

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Interesting one that.

              2. JONALDINHO
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Think he means quick short passing compared to long ball counter attack of Burnley,etc

              3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Or maybe he measured the height of Mane, Keita, Salah etc.

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

                  Hahaha like that

            • Firmino
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Am I unlucky with owning Firmino, van Dijk and triple captaining Mane? Or just a bad manager?

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  I think you put those down to luck on any given night. All very respectable decisions

                • Tommy J
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  I had Firmino Robbo and Mané and was planning swapping KDB to Bilva but heard Firmino news so took an 8 point hit to bring in Salah and tc him...

              2. Klein
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Imagine what a beast Mo would be if he had the finishing of kun/lewandoski.

              3. F_Ivanovic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Mane (C), TAA and Robertson and a red arrow... 5.5k down to 5.9k. Tough old game in the top 10k. At least my rivals barely gained on me with their TC of Mane thanks to them only having one defender!

              4. drughi
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                salah 21 goals
                mane 20 goals

                2 games left, maybe tied at the end

              5. Hart-ake
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Salah to keep the 3 bps?

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  100%

              6. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Mega to go from 19k to 12k without a TC in tonight's game.

                Final push!

              7. Les Bleus
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                46k to 42k with TAA and Mane(TC) 😀

                That Robbo to Salah goal was a killer

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  My brother 🙂

                  1. Les Bleus
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    Haha 😉

                  2. Les Bleus
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    Habibi 🙂

              8. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Bloke I'm trying to beat in Ukraine national league is on 69 so far.

                Guess I'm not winning that then 😀

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  ... nice 😉

                2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Wait, he's on 81 after baps. Game over.

              9. Waylander
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                40 points tonight and dropping 700 spots. Not too bad I guess. Need Tottenham and City to smash it this weekend now.