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Liverpool and Sheffield United unchanged for lunch-time clash

Jurgen Klopp has named an unchanged starting XI for the club’s lunch-time kick-off against Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United. 

The Reds, aiming to maintain their 100% winning start to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, will line up with the same side who defeated Frank Lampard’s Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge last weekend at Bramall Lane in the 12.30 kick-off.

The electric front three of Mohamed Salah (£12.5), Saido Mane (£11.6) and Roberto Firmino (£9.6) will be looking to get the better of a defence who have conceded just six goals in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign; the joint lowest of the bottom 12 sides in the division. 

Managers in ownership of Salah and Mane are likely to have considered giving either one of the duo the captaincy for Gameweek 7, with the former making it into our Scout Picks for the upcoming Gameweek. 

This is likely to mark yet another chapter in the dual between the Egyptian and Senegalese forwards in illustrating their goalscoring credentials, yet they are likely to face a defensively rigid side who have already proven their credentials as worthy Premier League opponents. 

Liverpool’s defence retains its familiar formation with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2) Andy Roberton (£6.9) Joel Matip (£5.5) and Virgil Van Dijk (£6.5) lining up for the lunch-time kick-off, yet Klopp’s backline will be looking to reward those owners who have persisted in their faith towards either single or double defensive coverage; despite just one clean sheet in their opening six league fixtures. 

For Wilder, the Blades boss has also named an unchanged XI for the lunch-time clash, and his side will be aiming to record consecutive upsets against Merseyside opponents after defeating Marco Silva’s Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park. 

The highly-popular John Lundstram (£4.4), who assisted and registered three bonus in the victory over the Toffees, starts for the seventh consecutive Premier League match despite preseason doubts over his viability as a starting option for the club. 

Wilder’s side will aim to frustrate the Reds and hurt them on the counter-attack, but with both sides in periods of respective momentum in their seasons, it is unsurprising to see both managers named unchanged sides for the opening fixture of Gameweek 7. 

Starting XIs

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram; Norwood, Fleck, Robinson; McBurnie.

Liverpool XI: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino.

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1,618 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Peeps getting over excited about Salah. Over 7.5 points per game so far, which over a season is 285 points. He’s not at his best, but easily capable of putting up big numbers in a game.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He'll haul vs Leicester. Suits his style.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Leicester have been putting up some really good defensive stats so far.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Stats seem to go out of the window when teams play at Anfield.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            So true, still think something is pumped into the air to disable opponents.... There's no way being at home can create thar much of an advantage legally.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              *that

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      ty

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lol why would you assume he'll keep up 7.5 per game to reach 285 points? Didn't happen last season

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        lol

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        the point is that people are complaining about owning him despite him having returned solidly so far. dont know why u find this difficult

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I don't. He ruined that simple point by adding an irrelevant one with it.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            clearly just an illustration of his point

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Seemingly ruining your afternoon as well. Chin up

      3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Only KDB as of now is managing both big points and value. That’s all I’m saying really.

        I can’t say he will, but it seems more likely he will than won’t based on the team set up, his age and last two seasons

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      See how the stats look tonight and how people feel when he looks like dropping

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        this doesnt prove anything other than people make dumb transfers

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          What, dumb transfers to better value players?

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            not the case

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              You sound like you might be feeling a bit hard done by. Liverpool don't have great fixtures, City and Arsenal do, Sons on form. It's looking like Salah won't be offering great value in coming weeks. If I owned him them I'd be taking account of the inconvenience of getting rid. If I didn't, he wouldn't even be on my radar.

      2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’m not saying he’s the best pick, just people go overboard.

        Only KDB essential in midfield for value

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He won't drop, if anything he was close to rising last night

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Let them sell, more for me 🙂

  2. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What i have to do with my defence

    Who for who?

    Def: Rico, Digne, Walker, Lundstram, Robbo

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Walker & Digne to Ota & Soy/Aurier. Use the remaining cash elsewhere!

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone captained KDB with me?

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Had it on him till 2 days ago changed to sala still hope he does well though cos i have him

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes, me

  4. ppv
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Grealish OOP in attack.

    1. LarryDuff
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Poop*

  5. Brian Boitano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Triple Liverpool defence turning out to be a great differential for the last couple of gameweeks

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Nicepix
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I've only got two, but the 14 points are very welcome,

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Loving it

  6. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Tammy(c) hatrick

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes please

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        hope

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’d take it!

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pedro and Willian both starting should provide some good crosses for Tammy to tap in.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'll freak out if he does

  7. iL PiStOlErO
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Every week captain Blanky Blanker. Next week plan to cpt Auba, take a note so you guys dont make the same mistake...

    1. GreenPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A blank captain run is a nightmare. I'm on one too.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Disaster, I need a good cpt run just to get even and then another run just to have some hope. Too much behind already. Never been this bad with cpts so far

    2. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep every week i pick the wrong damn captain. So annoying.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This season is getting unbelievable

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cheers, I was undecided between Auba and Pukki, now I know.

  8. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I’ve learned a lesson today: don’t bench Lundstram.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I didn't but Barnes will prob do better than 2 points.

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I benched him this week. AMA.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's hard to predict when he'll do well but I had him last on bench ladt week. Illogical but tginking best start him every week.

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’ve played him for both his hauls. AMA.

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Nice one.

            1. Ha.
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I’m playing him next week. AMA.

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That’s exactly what I’m thinking.

    3. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yer them 2 points he got today are better in your team

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        We were just lucky.

    4. Nicepix
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No. That was last week's lesson. He only got 2 points today.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        :).

    5. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Laughed out loud when he took that corner. At this rate he will be on penalties as well.

    6. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Strange comment WEIRD

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        didnt you watch the game?

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      hopefully someone in your 11 gets benched so you can bank his 2 points

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have Lundstram third sub today. SHU/Lundstram very impressive IMHO.

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anybody knows Aguero EO?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      44%

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So he is differential from the big names then...

  10. #POGBACK
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Barkley starting hopefully limits Mount’s points 🙂

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      barkley and willian and pedro. urgh

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Especially if there’s a pen for him to grab and miss

  11. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Still can’t believe Jota’a not in the wolves squad.

    Took a risk and kept him instead of getting Abraham this week. This could be a day of extreme negative variance for me

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very lucky, given the match

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        *un

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That's unlucky. Would have been an excellent fixture for him.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      greenwood sub 1?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Unfortunately yes

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          could work out

    4. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Isn't he injured (foot)?

  12. Bob_the_builder
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Gone with Son(c). Feeling equal parts scared and excited.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would have gone with Son if I owned him.

      1. Bob_the_builder
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It does appear to be against the general consensus though. Could turn out to be a masterstroke or a massive fail.

      2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Here here

    2. Legendary!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same here. Hoping for Son Hattrick

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can't wait to hear "Goalscorer for Spurs number 10, Harry Kane!" this afternoon 🙂

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Score on the floor.

    2. dshv
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I want to hear that on second bad Korean on Earth.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    As if Mount starts again

  15. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Should be a fun afternoon.

  16. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Final baps?

  17. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Something is telling me that Eirksen is going to haul today.

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I wish, to make things even more complicated

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do you hear voices.

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The only hauling could be spurs players getting hauled off at 59 mins.

      Jokes - Son, Erikson and Kane all in with a shout for big points. Bad luck on Lamela owners though

  18. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Digne for aurier/soyboy

    1. Do it now
    2. Wait more weeks

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2

  19. Carlton_Goal
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Well I did the same as David and bought Masuaku in last week before Cresswell had an amazing game and now Masuaku isn't even in the squad today. On comes Digne of the bench, I would be happy if he manages 2 points

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 19 days ago

      But he got the red cars also. Is he still banned or just manager decision?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 19 days ago

        *card, lol.

      2. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just the managers decision. Only had a one game ban which was served last weekend

  20. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Points prediction please:

    Tammy
    Mount
    Kane
    Son
    Zaha

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2
      2
      17
      2
      1

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Should I be happy as a Kane capper?

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          You’re never happy as a Kane capper

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A bit pointless at the minute

  21. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Close call.

    0.0 would have been golden.

  22. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    missed the second half.
    saw the first when mane had two glorious opportunities.

    who had the chances for pool second half?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salah missed one on one with the keeper. Terrible game by him

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Whole Liverpool team looked off pace, but agree with Brostan, Salah had a couple of decent opportunities and didn’t take them

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone considering:

    Robertson
    TAA
    VVD
    Sterling
    KdB
    Aguero

    1. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Steady on with LIV trip defence with their fixtures...

      Like the City triple up...Salah to Sterling might be the move

  24. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Yarmo.......

  25. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pick one to play next week.
    Callum Wilson (A) Arsenal
    Haller (H) Crystal P
    Digne (A) Burnley ?

  26. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    1 month, 19 days ago

    oh what a surprise a walcott injury, who would have guessed