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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.

1,094 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Getting firmino 2weeks ago has been a fricking nightmare.... Supposed to have been an excellent punt... Can't believe he's not in the squad again

  2. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    TAA to VVD

  3. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Trent assist

  4. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Stupidly easy goal.

  5. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Greedy salah

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Newcastle cant defend headed balls.. thats a known fact

  7. LFox
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Wow, Newcastle ...

  8. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Now, let's pour on the pain Pool...feed Mo

  9. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Get in Trenty! Terrible defense

  10. Salarrivederci
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    van Dijk! GET IN.

    Don't own Arnold 🙁

  11. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    anyone doing worse that 8 pts from 7 players??

    1. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oooff
      That's seriously bad Luck 🙁

  12. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    TAA is frustrating not to own

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I finally brought him back in for this week...after not owning him for 20 GWs or so...

  13. Kingtut10
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How do I hope for a Newcastle win after watching that stupidly easy goal

  14. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Of course TAA assists. Mini league rival having a brilliant GW, while I'm stuck with Robbo…

  15. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    TAA EO surprisingly low.

  16. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Get in TAA and VVD owner!

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Floodgates open

  18. Make Arsenal Great Again
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    5 from6

  19. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    We should have just get tripe defence and enjoy top 5K ranking

  20. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Good call Scouts 🙂

    Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) is our chosen representative from the Liverpool defence for Gameweek 37. His inclusion actually stems more from his attacking capabilities given his role in set pieces for the Reds. It has been well-documented how Newcastle have struggled to deal with dead ball situations this season, and have conceded more headed chances than any other Premier League team in 2018/19.

    I guess you couldn’t afford VVD?

  21. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Thata terrible first touch from Mane.. same as Bercelona match

  22. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Did VVD > Shaw this gw

    1. Ribus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Must have been on cocaine at the time.

  23. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    OMG....I own VVD and TAA

    1. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice

  24. DV8R
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    When you only have 3 slots but want VVD, Salah, Mane, Robbo and TAA

  25. pingissimus
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Yay

    VVD is the man.

  26. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Gooo Virgil!!!

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    The price I pay for Robbo's two assists last GW :/

  28. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Maybe I'll just get TAA, Robbo and Virgil as pick and forget back 3. Irish kid at 4.0 in goals.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Travers will be 4.5.

      7, 6.5, 6. For the rest.

      1. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Virgil and Robbo will be 7.5m each methinks. Highest scorers ever.

  29. Brakos2k
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I am such a tool for taking Vdjik out this week... dont ask 🙁

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have to...WHY?

      1. Brakos2k
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        To get in Sterling... put in Shaw to free up cash.

  30. HIT ME!
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Early thoughts..

    What to do? 0.7itb 1ft

    Leno
    Robbo TAA Valery Bednarek
    Sterling Hazard Mane Son*
    Aguero Wilson

    (Jimenez Jota Kolasinac Ryan)

    A) Son -> Pogba
    B) Son -> Bilva
    C) Son -> Sane
    D) Jimenez -> Zaha
    E) Something else