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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. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Tell us Raineer

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looks like 79 points and jump from 17k OR to 5k!

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wow well done

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice! I’m only a couple million places off you 🙂

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      85 up to 16k. Was 650k four Gw ago hah

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That’s incredible!

        What’s been the main catalyst? Captain picks?

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice work!

  3. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    My absolute favorite thing about this site is the delusion involved with Salah. Everyone keep up the good work

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll Scott Ta…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salty

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Deluded username

    3. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lol he couldve scored a couple today and should definitely have had an assist

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Keyword "could have"

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      For good or bad? He was excellent tonight.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Credit is were credit's due. Salah is not alwaya great but he was good today.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Please don’t get him lol

  4. RealVirg
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is Gomez a good pick?

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Im very glad getting him last week on WC, 8 and 6 points

        1. RealVirg
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Ice all u think Gomez will keep his place???

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pretty happy with that. Defo want Robo over Salah for the triple up with Mane and TAA. Safe in the LMS and a small red arrow.

        1. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          What is safety score?

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          After watching that I'd definitely want Salah.

        3. AD2110
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Salah could have scored at least a hatty in that

      3. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 18 days ago

          GET OFF LIVEFPL NOOBS!

        • TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If you own Mane and not Salah - your luck will run out soon:)

          1. Teomi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Get bothw

        • Kiwi Don
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          How did Salah not got the assist, crazy that just because Mane didn’t finish his first shot it does not go down as a Salah pass.

          1. Dreaming of glory
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Does go down as Salah key pass. Mane big chance missed. Then mane goal

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Mane shot on target too

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                shot on target irrelevant

          2. A message to you Rudi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            How have you had your account for 8 years and still not got to grips with the rules of fpl?

          3. ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            zzz

          4. celticman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            crap rule salah owners robbed

          5. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Because mane can’t shoot

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          TAA any BAPS? PLEASE

          1. beric
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            No

          2. phineedle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Just misses out

          3. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Damn...I needed that for cup

        • L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          33pts yesterday
          40pts today

          I'm going to do a weird thing on this site today and be happy.

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            How do you get 40 points today? Is that even possible?

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Autosubs?

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                So not points today then

            2. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Salah (C)*, Robbo, TAA, Hendo

              *pending final baps

              =40pts

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Awesome 🙂

        • Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Out of the cup because I get Rico (-1) off the bench for Vardy (C). Opponent gets Cantwell. >:(

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cup is a load of b0llocks anyway 😆

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Oh well no chance to win it

        • Dreaming of glory
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          TAA upgrade worth grealish downgrade?

          Target > taa
          Grealish > fleck

          Midfield will be
          Salah-mane-kdb-cantwell-fleck

        • woodles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Any Salah bonus after deductions?? Need him to get 2 to win my head to head

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Should get 2 BAPs

            It’s close though.

          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Should get 2

        • DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          How's my baps looking. Salah captain.

        • Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          80 all out without Mane and Ings.. will take it.... 😀

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Why wouldn’t you take it? Brill!

          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Good lawd that's great Chucky

          3. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            cheers 😀

        • Free Hat
            1 month, 18 days ago

            When I owned Mane(c) (vs Watford) he was unlucky,
            Now I ve Salah(C) and its the other way around.
            Best to have them both I guess. Frustrating to watch when you ve only one.

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              How is it best? Costly when could have either double defence or another two good goalscorers for the price

              1. Free Hat
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Seeing their upcoming fix from gw 24 I dont think its a bad thing to have the two top goal scorers from the number 1 in the league.
                  Despite their prices.

                • PlumaPiedra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  You really hate the double up don't you. Salah (C) & Mane worked well for me tonight.

            2. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Just how good could this Liverpool defence become? They potentially have many years playing together.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                They won’t concede again this season

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  *Probably

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  You have 3 then?

              2. GloryManUnited
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Ridiculously talented and all so young.

            3. Somar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              How is Mane on 0 Bonus Points? System is rigged

              1. Rains of Castamere
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Missed a few big chances and was sloppy in possession. Doesn't deserve baps tonight

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Mané was not good tonight. Salah much better.

              2. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Because he was not very good tonight, gave possession away many times.

              3. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Did you watch the game?

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Trent 1 BPS off a BAP, hopefully Mark does his thing.

              1. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Do it Mark!

            5. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Winning goal BAPS for Salah get him 2 BPS?

              1. beric
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Im hoping so, someone tell us!

            6. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Liverpool played 20, won 19, drew 1. Wowzers.

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Wohooooooo it's o** y***

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                But VAR

              3. ALI_G
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                decent

                top 4 contender

              4. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                We should swap managers to give everyone else a chance.

              5. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Win the next one and it's the best return after 21 games in football history. Quite impressive.

            7. Los Pollos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Pick one long term

              A. Söyüncü
              B. Sidibé
              C. Dunk.

              1. tucaoneo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                A

              2. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Soyancu

              3. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Soy boi

            8. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Are the members area BAPS complete?

            9. phineedle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 18 days ago

              8 points from captains over 4 weeks, still up from 100k to 40k at least

            10. tyron
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Hey guys got lost on last page.. which one for gw 22

              A-Alli +4pts
              B - mane/sterling -4pts (probably will go mane

              1. ALI_G
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                don't you mean Mane at par/0?

                1. tyron
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  If I bring in mane it will be -4 already used my 2 ft. Or can keep alli

            11. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Salahs pass for Manes goal was ridiculous!

            12. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Salah and VvD both 2 baps?

              1. potatoace'scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Not according to members area.

            13. AD2110
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Does this seem like a sensible move? 2FT and 1.7 ITB

              Maddison + Aurier —> Grealish + Trent

              Will do sterling + Baldock to either Son + Robbo or Mane + 4.7 def

              Team below:

              Ryan, (Button)
              Soy, Lund, Aurier, (Kelly, Baldock)
              Salah, KDB, Sterling, Maddison (Dend)
              Vardy, Ings, Jiminez

              1. AD2110
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Sterling and Baldock out in GW24 that is*

              2. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Would not be removing Baldock in Gw24. Check the fixtures 🙂

            14. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              A) Ings Dunk
              B) DCL Sidibe

            15. The Yorkshire Pirlo
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I want Salah but don’t really want to get rid of any of my midfield 🙁

              Mane, KDB, Maddison, Grealish, Cantwell

              Which option is better?

              A) Kane + KDB > Ings + Salah

              B) Kane + Maddison > DCL + Salah

              1. Dreaming of glory
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                B

              2. Andy Ftw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Has to be b