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Firmino absent again as Liverpool face Newcastle

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) is absent from the Liverpool match day squad yet again as they travel to Newcastle.

The Brazilian missed Gameweek 36 through injury but did play some part against Barcelona midweek.

Daniel Sturridge (£5.6m) gets a second consecutive start in the Liverpool attack, which might not necessarily be great news for owners of Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) and Sadio Mané (£10.2m).

Against Huddersfield, the Englishman was a little selfish in possession, opting to shoot more often than he looked to pass to his colleagues.

With Newcastle expected to try and stifle Liverpool, it will be interesting to see what effect Sturridge will have on those around him.

Those invested in the Reds’ defence will be happy to see the usual suspects lining up after some changes were made in the Champions League.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) is paired with Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) at centre-back, flanked by Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m).

Newcastle continue to be very much out of the Fantasy picture with only Salomón Rondón (£5.9m) currently above 5% ownership.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Dummett, Lascelles, Schär, Manquillo; Ritchie, Hayden, Ki, Atsu; Rondón, Pérez.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Sturridge, Salah.

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  1. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I need Rashford to start and score a hattrick to save my season now - have somehow managed to have had red arrows in 14 of the 17 GWs of 2019!

  2. Elly88 > Jammy Fox 33-37
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Pick two for gw 38 transfers:
    1. Rashford/Long
    2. Babel
    3. Redmond

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I think you have to re-phrase this, it's not making much sense .

  3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I really need a city clean sheet to get a small red arrow at the end of the gameweek.
    Not too confident about it double city defence.

  4. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    If ever I needed a Haz masterclass...

    1. Werkself - L5,D7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I'm with you brother.

      1. Werkself - L5,D7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Nevermind. Thought you wrote Raz. 🙂

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      This

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Do we reckon Salah is back Tuesday, Sunday, champs final or out for season?

    1. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Doesn’t look good..

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        What was it? Concussion?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Back for CL final

  6. Victor6359
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Would you do Son & Jiménez to Babel & Lukaku for free?

    Cheers

    1. Werkself - L5,D7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      No. There has to be better options.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Final week is more of a lottery than ever, should be goals though so hits maybe worth it

      1. Werkself - L5,D7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I actually think it's easier than most years. If Chelsea, United and Arsenal win tomorrow, as is likely, then all of the top 6 teams have everything to play for next week.

      2. Victor6359
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers fellas

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    All right then. Final gw. 2FT, 0.0itb, no chips.

    1) Son, Wilson > Deulo, Vardy
    2) Son, Jim > Pogba, Rondon
    3) Son, Jim, Wilson > Deulo, Rashford (if fit), Vardy (-4)
    4) Other suggestions??

    Ryan, Foster
    Robbo, TAA, Laporte, Valery, Duffy
    Mane, Sterling, Son, Jota, JWP
    Aguero, Jimenez, Wilson