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

    Christ another usless pass from mane

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

      Not the best was it

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

    How did Mousset ever become a thing?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      TSparkes 🙂

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just wait til gw25 😉

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

    Please Klopp sub that assist stealer asap...

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

      Don’t be silly. Salah will be subbed off to make sure owners are punished even more.

  4. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    We Salah owners and captainers without Mane were so unlucky this GW

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How unfortunate

  5. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    mane has clearly captained himself over salah tonight

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

      As if he would own mo

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

    Robbo +
    Mane -

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

      nice

  7. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mane greedy there

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

      I like it

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

        My cap too. Would’ve taken an assist.

  8. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pope > McArthy & Alli > Salah

    2FT’s

    Yes or no?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yesh

  9. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Now both Mane and Salah on 2 BP

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

      Before deductions

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

      Winning goal bps might change that

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

    Those VC killing my rank

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

      Same, but at my rank still a green lol

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

        Mine too but not happy. 3 my rivals has Mane as VC. Hate it

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

      Yep. My green arrow becomes a 10k red arrow with autosubs.

  11. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Those of us with both Salah and Mane, that captained Salah this and last gameweek...

    Think you'll captain him over Mane again ?

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

      Dont know.

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

    Origi inc

  13. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    We are desperate for one more goal for Salah

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Origi coming on in a second.

    Surely for Bobby or Mané. Both have been poor today.

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

      Lol. Mane has been decent, Firmino has been awful.

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

        Mane has been crap..

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

    Looks like trying to be clever dropping mane for Salah last week has ruined my season

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

      Same lol

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What’s your rank?

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

        450k

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Still plenty time with the doubles

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

    Salah is on 0 baps after deductions , needs a goal or assist to get on them

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ouch

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

      really? what about winning bps

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

      0 bonus. Not 0 BAPs.

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

        My bad

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

      Is that a fact or just what your thinking? Where can you see that?

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

        Members area

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

    Referees and keepers can wear the same colour these days?

    Or is it just because allison is not really playing?

  18. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Henderson is really underrated in this team

  19. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Origi coming on

  20. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    When was the last time Salah even scored 2 goals in 1 match , heck even 2 assist ...

    Just not worth 12.3

    1. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Against Watford few GW ago

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

    Lund could be off.

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    And somehow we're still louder than pool fans lol

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Clutching at straws springs to mind.

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

      VARfield match goers know that the win is booked before the ball is kicked these days, no point making noise.

  23. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gomez to score next?

  24. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Beginning to think Salah and Mane is better than one of them plus KDB. Seems to be one or two goals between them each week and with no reliable expensive forwards, tying up almost 25m isn't too much of a problem.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think I’m doing it for the double. Kdb might be deeper with silva back and they’ll have champs league round then so could see rotation.

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

      Agree, I’ve got both and very pleased. My forwards are Vardy Ings and in the bench Greenwood.

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

      I have all 3 and it pays off with a differnt one of them each GW at the moment

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just get all three 🙂

    5. HD7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have them three 🙂

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

      Didn't kdb score 19 and 14 against arsenal and Sheffield very recently?

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

      I have had all three in place for a few weeks, and TAA...it's quite nice 😎

  25. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mane coming off

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

    mane about to be subbed

  27. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mane getting subbed thank Christ

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Origi coming on for Mané.

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

    Mane coming off apparently

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

    Latest bps

    Robertson (46)
    Salah (31)
    Alexander-Arnold (29)
    Mané (28)
    van Dijk (27)

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

      Mane no bonus points then

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nice.