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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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    6K to 7K thx to those who used TC

  2. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    Fpl Bliss.

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Enjoy!

    2. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  3. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      1 year, 4 months ago

      do you think anyone gets rested soon? like taa?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yeah.

  4. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anticlimax tomorrow

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Party everyday could be unhealthy 😉

  6. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Mane C + TAA = big red arrow unsurprisingly.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  7. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Have a drink, friendo.

    2. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yep, the lesson is there no lessons

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling essential IMO

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Thinking about a Salah > Sterling myself.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Salah Haz in my thoughts

  10. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    33 from 2 TAA (C) & Mane.

    TC next GW

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who you TC ?

      1. Bruno Bruno!!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        probably Son or Sterling

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Gonna between Sterling and Kun.

    2. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      nice grav 🙂

      1. Bruno Bruno!!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        sums up my mood 🙂

  11. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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 ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
    1 year, 4 months 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
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        🙂

  14. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  16. Pied Mee Ince Silva
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    3. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I mean people got better results using chips outside this period

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Spoonfed casuals

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Lol. You are no better

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

      2. Pied Mee Ince Silva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    6. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      13 from 1 means I'm toast.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Still have the other 10 right? 🙂

  18. SALVA
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  19. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Not sure that would happen if not coasting

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    3. MafioSol
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That header hitting post 🙁

        1. MafioSol
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

  20. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. The Yank
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Nerves kicking in now. Ahhhh pleaseee

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Wtf

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        ? Whaaat

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Nerves kicking about what?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You can do it!

  22. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mane 154, Salah 70

  23. MafioSol
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Maybe they were predicting only Mané / Salah goals individually?

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      piss take right? this post I mean.

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Guy was a chump.

    4. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      ...If only Mané scored.

      1. MafioSol
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  25. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    so 84 with baps max score from three ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Apparently

    2. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Wow I’ve never been on max score before.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Got to be

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Makes my 80 look crap

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I got 80 too. Salah mane Trent?

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      More like 7 & 6.5

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months 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
            1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Just need Eriksen & Son to haul tomorrow..

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This. And vardy

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      this this this and so much more this

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I take that

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

  28. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  29. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Thing is won’t be too uncommon

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Not too much, but that combo is less common.

        One TC away from maxing out!

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          TC'd Salah v Foolham for 8x3!

  30. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sterling for me.