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Lundstram returns as Klopp names a full-strength team

The final match of Gameweek 21 – and the last of 39 Premier League fixtures contested over the past fortnight – takes place at Anfield.

Sheffield United are the visitors to Liverpool, with kick-off on Merseyside at 20:00 GMT.

Given the no-shows from the likes of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) on New Year’s Day, some Fantasy managers may be counting on returns of some sort from John Lundstram (£5.2m).

The good news on that front is that Fantasy Premier League’s most-owned ‘defender’ is fit to start this evening, having made a swift recovery from the twisted ankle that forced his absence at the Etihad on Sunday.

Lundstram replaces Mo Besic (£4.4m) in the Sheffield United starting XI, while David McGoldrick (£5.4m) returns to the side at the expense of Callum Robinson (£5.0m) in Chris Wilder’s only other alteration.

Jurgen Klopp has also kept changes to a minimum, with his solitary tweak seeing James Milner (£5.3m) replace Adam Lallana (£5.8m) in midfield.

Naby Keita (£5.8m) had originally been named in the team but injured himself in the warm-up.

That means there are starts for all five Liverpool players who have a double-digit ownership in FPL: Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mane (£12.3m), Virgil van Dijk (£7.0m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m).

Salah and Mane are among the ten most-captained players in Gameweek 21, with only one of the other eight – Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) – scoring more than two points yesterday.

The reverse fixture of this match saw Liverpool defeat the Blades 1-0, with Wilder’s side one of just three teams who have not conceded more than one goal to Klopp’s troops in a league fixture this season.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Mousset, McGoldrick.

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2,537 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So why doesn't var look at that?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Clear bias against Liverpool!

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cause its thick

  2. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ings, Maupay or DCL?

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      DCL, Ings, Maupay

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ings

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      DCL for immediate fixtures

  3. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lundstram surely the biggest gift in FPL history

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jimenez last year for me

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yup

    3. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah's hattrick tonight?

    4. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No Salah at 9.5 in his debut season

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kane at £4.5m IIRC

    6. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mahrez at Leicester was 5.5

    7. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Doorbell

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Clear pen, Liverpool never get the VAR decisions

  5. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Imagine how coutinho would be feeling now. He could have played for this world class team. What a loser.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He would be on bench in this Liverpool team.

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Coutinho money helped create this team.

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wonder if Firmino winds him up about it when they're on international duty 😆

    4. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well Van Dijk and Allison were bought from the Coutinho money so this wouldn't be possible without selling him.

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kiko to.holgate for free ? Thanks 🙂

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Save

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Prefer Kiko

    3. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      100%

  7. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lundstram to be 6.5 or 7 and out of contention, right ?

    1. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *mid

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yup

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Even if he is 5.5 i wouldnt consider him next season.

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not a player next season

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He’ll be so irrelevant last season.

    6. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Could be, I'd expect 6.0. He's 'only' on 3G and 3A if you take away the CS though.

    7. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He'll be like Ryan Fraser this year. Too expensive for what he offers, especially taking away the CS points.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fraser would be expensive at 4.5 this season

  8. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Cmon Mo make it a special night for us owners...

  9. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    The law makers literally don't know what they're doing.

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Disappointed if Salah only gets one goal, wanted a captain haul ffs

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This big time.

  11. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Trent's getting too big for his boots since that 24-pointer

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Back in AWBs shadow!

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        forever

  12. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on Sadio get involved

  13. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    VVD a big unit. Scandinavian?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ikea

      1. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Too expensive. 😀

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The Dutch are the tallest people on the planet, followed by Scandinavians

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yet surprisingly shite at basketball...

  14. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Trent will score next one.

  15. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone know Salah Top10k EO?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      23.66%

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don't think that factors vc's for Vardy

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      23.66%

    3. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      23

    4. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      23.66 % precisely

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Looks like I'm in for a green! Salah(C), Robbo and Trent.

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wow. A huge differential then.

    6. woodles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      26.93% after auto subs

    7. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Up to 26.93% after autosubs/vcs

  16. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    30k to 65k.

    Stupid game this.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I feel for you with that rank

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Awful rank. Delete account.

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Aurier > VVD for free or Robbo for a hit?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If I had the cash I'd aim to get robbo.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Need a hit to get him?

        .3 short

  18. SB8
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah playing deeper second half?

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah. He watched KDB's last game.

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      KdB role

  19. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Glorious game to watch this from a non-FPL perspective. Apart from that dodgy non-VAR call 🙂

    Salah and Mané seem to be taking turns at bossing it. Does make the prospect of the double up for DGW a nervy one but at least based would be covered I guess!

    In FPL terms I’m on for a green arrow but then autosubs give me a 10k red arrow overall so far.

    Lol love this game

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would be covered, but at a price

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Haha mate it's like you have a radar for comments on Salah/ Mané double up!

        Def at a price but still feels more exciting than a defensive double up

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It’s all there is to comment on as every post is that lol!
          I’d say a double defensive double up is far more exciting 🙂

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Both will be a decent differential tbh and as much uncertainty in who is involved in the goals as each other

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Very true, it’s just placing heavy reliance on both doing well each game when it’s likely that won’t happen, and the funds could go on to a likely other two goal scorers imo

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I def haven’t ruled it out tbh

  20. Yome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So Mane is going to blank obviously as he is my VC for Vardy

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Because Vardy and Mane have done nothing this season for owners

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mane owners got their's last week, don't be greedy. 🙂

  21. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Take Milner off before the pen comes please

  22. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Despite all the Liverpool domination, they tend to win their games only by 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Last 4 before today 10-0 aggregate.

      1. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Last 5 would be 15-2.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is it true to say that the big clubs score more heavily in the early part of the season and then tighten up by both conceding and scoring fewer goals towards the end?

    3. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      We just hit Leicester for 4?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yes, and it still hurts. 🙁

  23. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    My stupid decision to bench Grealish has cost me 100k places 250k > 350k

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Y would u bench him vs a mediocre team like Burnley?

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Analysis on here that with McGinn out his stats were down and Moutinho was a better bet. Mout got an assist for 6pts.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why oh why did you put Rico ahead of him on the bench!?

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Forgot to reorder bench.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Robbo +Bps

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      😎

  25. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Firmino wastes Robbo assist

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good lad Firmino

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Judging by his form it's was probably a pass from Firmino

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Firmino warming up

  27. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any body doing worse than 26 points

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    mane has been terrible

  29. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ah mane that was crap

  30. mikey
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Remember when city were attracting big names about 10 years ago but their best fantasy asset was stephen Ireland at 4.5
    Goals and assists aplenty from midfield