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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    6K to 7K thx to those who used TC

  2. Free Hat
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Happiness on a friday night can be simple. No party, no friends, no girlfriend...but 81 points.

    Fpl Bliss.

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Lol.. same 3 I have then.. feels good!

      1. Free Hat
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Enjoy!

    2. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Small ambitions. Get out more. FPL should be a bonus, not life dependent. 😉

  3. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    And to think many on here said Salah or Mane would be rested or subbed early.

    That's just not how Klopp works. 🙂

    1. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      do you think anyone gets rested soon? like taa?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        I would like Gomez to start RB in Barcelona. TAA has been suspect defensively.

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

      Did they? Justification if needed to spend less and less time here

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah.

  4. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Thanks whoever said Mane benched..the reason I TC Salah

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Swings and roundabouts.

      I had Salah (C) all week.

      Saw the Firmino rumour and switched to Mané (C), thinking he'd play CF.

      Saw the Mané bench run our and switched back to Salah (C).

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

    Anticlimax tomorrow

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Party everyday could be unhealthy 😉

  6. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Mane C + TAA = big red arrow unsurprisingly.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Yup! Still lots to play 🙂 Glad to see the back of muddlesfield

  7. arkom
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Robbo + Salah + Mane (tc) = 72 points. Yhyy if I were tc Mou it would have been 84! Live s**ks.

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Have a drink, friendo.

    2. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Life doesn't really suck. It's a great score AND it's only a game. Get over yourself.

  8. Taking the Mkhitaryan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    So the obvious picks were the right picks
    Must be a lesson in there somewhere

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Yep, the lesson is there no lessons

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    May not even bring Salah in next week, either...

    Was thinking Vardy Eriksen to Rashford(or cheaper) Sterling instead. Will wait and see now

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Sterling essential IMO

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Could well be. Hoping Burnley hold City this week though.

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Thinking about a Salah > Sterling myself.

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

        Salah Haz in my thoughts

  10. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    33 from 2 TAA (C) & Mane.

    TC next GW

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Who you TC ?

      1. Salt'N'Pepe
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        probably Son or Sterling

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Gonna between Sterling and Kun.

    2. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      nice grav 🙂

      1. Salt'N'Pepe
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        sums up my mood 🙂

  11. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Live rank showing a jump from 22k to 9.7k
    Salah TC, robbo, taa

    Caught a break with my ft, almost did vardy to Bobby, but moved tripp out for taa

    Feels good for a change, got 1st 100 pointer last week, and looking well set for another.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Nice mate! I was hit with the Bobby incident, but still on a green in top 5k with just Salah (c) and Robbo

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers.. nearest I've been to top 10 is 12.5k back in gw 5.. so it's been a while, obviously gw still not over, but super start!

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    63 assuming bonus holds. And for the first time ever inside 10k OR.

    Unless Doherty gets a brace, that Doh > TAA has paid off so far. And here I was fretting about it for several days.

  13. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Gomez is a danger to Taa's minutes !!
    (Last 3/4 of the match 😛 )

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 6 days ago

        🙂

  14. Klein
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Good day today. Only not having sterling is what i fear the most.

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      as long as u have kun, think you are ok!
      If neither then yea, I'd be concerned!

    2. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      I sold sterling earlier tonight for Salah (TC) and am about to do the transfer back the other way now. Thanks for the 51 points Mo.

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    No Salah, never mind ... JWP to compensate 🙁

  16. Pied Mee Ince Silva
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    This community is fantastic; the template strategy of FH32, WC34, BB35 and TC36 turned out to be the optimal one for this season. There's no way I'd be competitive in my work cash league without this site given I don't get to watch many games due to the time difference. Thanks, everyone! 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      This
      Thank you everyone here + FFS for providing such a wonderful platform !!

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      There were some ups and downs along the way, but yeah it's worked out in the end.

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      It’s only the optimal strategy for people who played them in these weeks.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        I mean people got better results using chips outside this period

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Spoonfed casuals

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Lol. You are no better

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 6 days ago

          Hardly ever ask for advice mate. I'm a maverick

      2. Pied Mee Ince Silva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        The best part of this site is the members' stats, gives you the ammunition you need to make calculated punts. You should give it a go next season mate, the great people who pump out the articles deserve a quid too. 🙂

    5. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Same, best thing I’ve ever joined since starting fantasy football. Cheers boizzzzz... and girls if your on this

    6. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Well TC Aguero in 25 was pretty optimal too....

    7. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Ain't it, shame I always ignore it and do my own thing!

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Not often you have 38 from 1 and a red arrow.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      13 from 1 means I'm toast.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Still have the other 10 right? 🙂

  18. SALVA
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling rising tonight. I have exact money to do early transfer Eriksen -> Sterling. Too risky?

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      If you'll be priced out then go for it and pray for no injuries.

  19. Klein
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    This salah/mane golden boot could be bad for liverpool. They must work together and not against each other.

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

      Not sure that would happen if not coasting

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 6 days ago

        This

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      I’d be more worried about their best seasons going to waste

    3. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Salah was a greedy sod tonight! Mind you I did have Mane TC ...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 6 days ago

        That header hitting post 🙁

        1. MafioSol
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 6 days ago

          🙁 Still, life continues, at least he bagged decent points. ✌

  20. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Still top of my cash ML by 1 point, this is horrible.

    1. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Just got 54 from 3 players. I may have wrapped my ML up with that.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 6 days ago

        36 from two here, I had TAA and Mane (C), rival had Robertson, Mane(C) and Firmino.

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

    Nerves kicking in now. Ahhhh pleaseee

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Wtf

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

        ? Whaaat

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 6 days ago

          Nerves kicking about what?

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

            Sheff U game. If we win we're up 🙂

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      You can do it!

  22. Gentle_Turks
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone know what the top 10k EO's are for Salah and Mane?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Mane 154, Salah 70

  23. MafioSol
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Some clown on this forum told me (well social media) that they had a trustworthy algorithm that foretold that Liverpool will win 2-0 v Huddersfield tonight ...

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Algorithm is the key buddy. How can real football be predicted by algorithm.

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Guy was a douche who wouldn't accept that whatever statistical representation for this prediction was based on previous occurences and ignorant of how bad Huddersfield are circumstantially and the fact that they'd recently been relegated.

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

      Maybe they were predicting only Mané / Salah goals individually?

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

      piss take right? this post I mean.

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Guy was a chump.

    4. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      ...If only Mané scored.

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        I'm with you. I had Mane TC. So unlucky. Salah, class act, but a greedy b*st*rd.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 6 days ago

          Captaincy bias. Mané is incredibly greedy too. Likewise did not pass to Salah and even nicked Sturridge's chance at goal.

  24. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Small green arrow (~200 places). Will take that with no salah and firmino out.

  25. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    so 84 with baps max score from three ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Apparently

    2. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Wow I’ve never been on max score before.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Got to be

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

      Makes my 80 look crap

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        I got 80 too. Salah mane Trent?

  26. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Price for TAA and Robbo next season ?

    My guess : Robbo 7.5 and TAA 7.0

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      More like 7 & 6.5

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 6 days ago

        This

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 6 days ago

          no chance... Baines was 8m was he not? And a few others iirc been more than 7m. Robertson has broken the total of best points for a defender and TAA would have had he not been injured and rotated for a couple.... 7.5 and 7 seems about right.

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 6 days ago

            Do they take into accout duties? Baines had penalties so probably more price? TAA has freekicks and corners too.

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      This will make me sad.. had robbo in his hull days as well as liverpool.
      Think hes the only original player from my gw1 team(others have gone and come back)

  27. umerlfc
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Just need Eriksen & Son to haul tomorrow..

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      This. And vardy

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      this this this and so much more this

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      I take that

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah...but my main rivals own both too, so wont matter much to me personally...

  28. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    40 points from 2, yet it is a red arrow in my OR. TC users, well done!

  29. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Can't believe it 65 from 3! Salah(c), Mane, Robbo!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Thing is won’t be too uncommon

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        Not too much, but that combo is less common.

        One TC away from maxing out!

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 6 days ago

          TC'd Salah v Foolham for 8x3!

  30. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 6 days ago

    Hi Guys,

    Very successful night, however (c) pick next week is a tough one. Currently on Salah. Don't own Aguero or Sterling. Who are you folks looking at doing...??

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Sterling for me.