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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. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So it's like getting fouled for a penalty and then the teammate who takes it has his shot saved before putting in the rebound himself - is that the gist of the rule?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pretty much.

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

      Yes

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not even close mate. Initial shot was saved. Rebound wad scored.

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

        Its exactly the same...

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It's almost exactly the same. If the pen taker's pen is saved and he then puts in the rebound. The person that originally would have got the assist no longer gets anything.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It is yeah sorry. Just read "the gist of it" and thought otherwise

      3. tm245
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I think that is what I posted.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yep. No offense intended

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

    Get trent off then Sheffield to sneak a goal

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

    Klopp has figured out how to win the EPL just like he did in Germany. Very clever guy

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

    Vardy C
    Mane VC
    Cantwell 1st sub

    I’ll take it, I suppose.

    1. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nobody cares #humble

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

        Very nice!

      • Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Pfff

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        very jammy...

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

        Snap. We should count ourselves lucky.

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

        jammy . Mark Sutterns level

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

        Casual!

      • ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        massive.

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

        Wonder if anyone's ever died from overdosing on jam

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

        Rainer knows?

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

        I started Todd, you don't deserve him

      • kraftwerker
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Jammier than a Hartley's factory.

      • The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Vardy (C)
        Mane (VC)
        Grealish first sub...

        Jammy dodger

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

      Salah goal on TAA assist would be nice.

      1. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Amen.

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

          One can dream

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

          TAA goal or assist pleaseee

        • Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Would bust a nut if this happened

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

          amen bro

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

        Doesn't seem fair, Billy Sharp trying to beat VVD.

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

        Stop tapping it about you twats!!!

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

          Why run into the bus?

          Both teams content.

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

            But Salah captain....

      4. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why wasn't Salah awarded an assist for 2nd goal in FPL ?

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

          because Mane missed

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

          Dunno. No one's mentioned it.

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

          Mane scored his own rebound

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

          Firstly, have you actually watched the goal?

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

          Because Mane shot, it was blocked by keeper and he followed it in, all after Salah passed it.

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

          Disgrace isn't it

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

            Not at all. Salah owner here.

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

          Lol

        8. MeatPieSausageRoll Scott Ta…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Corruption bri

        9. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He was offside.

        10. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Mane shot saved before goal

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

          Blades are gonna score to gift Sadio 3 bonus aren't they?

        12. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          To spite you.

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            :'(((

        13. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          but still he provided the assist, even if Mane shot it on 2 times !

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

            4 years and you come up with that?

          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            lol

          3. Bada Bing
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            That's not how FPL works. Take it up with FPL towers if you have a problem with it.

      5. nerd_is_the_werd
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No BPS for Mane. 🙁

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

            amen brother

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

            Actually suits me better as some rivals captained

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

            Still time for pool to concede

        • celticman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          a 1 2 with with salah yet no assist ?

        • Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          What is it with these tubed bin bag coats this year?

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

            as long as it has a logo people don't care

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

            There was a resurgence over the past couple years. Uniqlo kind of brought them back for one.

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

          Salah and `TAA, but who is the third? Robbo or Mane?

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

            Mane looks like the defensive move if you have good rankings no? Not a lot of double defence out there

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

              Don’t have the ownership stats but would say the other way round. Can’t imagine many can squeeze mane and salah in easily

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

            Mane for kdb is my plan

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

              hmmmm....

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

          On live 86 points, take me to a ton Salah with another goal!

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

            Wow

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

            we need another goal !!!! it is going to happen. we believe

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

            Congrats

          4. The Legend Squad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            72 here. TAA goal and triple bonus would be cherry on cake

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

          I've seen utter rubbish given as asists week after week and none for Salah? Utter joke

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

            Read. The. Rules.

          2. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yes you are

        • Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 23 days ago

            wheres our salah assist? FPL as bad as VAR

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

              mane scored his own rebound, no assist

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Just need a last minute consolidation goal for Sheff Utd

          • manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Which is better combo to replace Kane/Aurier & raise funds for Martial>Mane?

            A) Ings Dunk
            B) DCL Sidibe

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

              A easy for me

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

            Surely there aren’t this many fpl goers who don’t know the actual rules on how an assist is given/earned

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

              people see that they want to

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

                It’s the Russians. Destabilising Perceptions again.

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

              You overestimate the crowd. People come here to be spoon-fed; some more than others! 😆

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Here comes the plane.

          • Wilshere Knowledge
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            How does the ref not book Henderson for that?

            These tactical fouls are ruining the game. More so than VAR.

            Bring in bloody sin bins.

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

            No Salah assist is the clearest rule in FPL.

          • Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Currently dropping 6k from before this game, despite owning Trent & Mane 🙁

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

              And that’s bad? At that rank?

              1. Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                What rank?

          • Chucky
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cmon Salah grab a goal my son.

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

            Please Salah I'm begging u to score

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

              He wont

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

            Robbo deliberately trying to lose baps there

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

            Wtf robbo

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

            Ridiculous back pass from Robertson. -20 BPS imo.

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

              good for salah baps

          • Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Firmino wasted 15 attacks at least

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Latest bps:

            Robertson (46)
            Salah (31)
            van Dijk (30)
            Alexander-Arnold (29)
            Mané (28)

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

            Salah goal ain't gonna happen

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

              You you’ve made it happen with that comment

          • Royal5
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Firmino must be drunk. Shocking performance.