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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

    The shot that Henderson saved would have been such an epic goal for Mo

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

      Indeed but it was a regulation save would have been disappointed if it had gone in

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

    Hendo to save Salah;s penalty in the second half surely now.

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

      Milner on the pitch

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

        oops

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    LMS safety score is 32 with live bonus, autosubs and vcs.

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

    Is it too risky to get in mahrez? What about d Silva? Wanna ship Alli.
    Other options are maddisson or richarlison

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

      Richie for me

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

      In terms of shots in the box for Everton assets, it seems like DCL is the man. Think I’ll go Alli -> Maddison and get DCL further down the line (have sidibe)

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

    Choose 1 (already have Grealish and Jimenez):
    A) traore
    B) Perez
    C) trossard
    D) mark noble 😀

    1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 23 days ago

        C

      • Legohair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        C

      • Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        D and hope for penalties

      • Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don’t fancy Sarr?

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

          good 1, missed it

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

        E) Henderson (for the double gw)

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

      Reckon holgate will.keep his spot ? Thanks

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

      Rooney’s a big unit?

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

        Great player in his prime

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

        Auto correct shaft you there mate?

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

        Y is everyone talking about Rooney?

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

          Player assist manager Derby

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

        The guy was unbelievable at United

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

          Indeed

    4. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hmm, some nice options - Alli/ Rashford -> Mane and who?

      a> Calvert-Lewin
      b> Maupay
      c> Deeney
      d> Deulofeu
      e> Wood

      Thanks 🙂

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

        A

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

        I wood

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

        I would be tempted to roll the dice and go A, see if he can continue to improve and maintain his form.

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

        Calwert-Lewin most explosive also has a good team behind him and fixtures. His price allows you stuff you wouldn't imagine possible.

      5. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks - A looks good with nice fixtures too

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

      Did Lundstrum play in defence last year? I still can't believe he is classified as a defender.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No, enjoy it for the only season.

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

        Must have played there a few times for Sweden.

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He's never played in defence.

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

          Then what gives?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No idea, incompetence?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Or a gift from the fpl powers

    6. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A) Sidibe + Maddison
      B) Soy + Richarlison (LEI def double up)

      1. iL PiStOlErO
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A. I am planning the same combo for Rico and alli

        • Champione
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cheers

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

        Alli, Aurier (2FT) -> ...

        A) Digne, Richarlison
        B) TAA, Perez

        1. iL PiStOlErO
            1 month, 23 days ago

            S

            1. iL PiStOlErO
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

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

              All of the above

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

              dont fancy doubling up on everton atm

          • Legohair
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            So Chambers out up to nine months, i guess Chambers to Fredericks is good move now? I do own Fabianski...

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

            Pool players looking tired anybody selling before the DGW 🙂

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

              Never

          • Mini Mahouse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A)Aurier -> Robertson
            B) Cantwell -> Graelish

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

              A

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

              A

          • Sasquatch Slayer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Liverpool please concede

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Has anyone seen Milner miss a penalty?
            Must be like seeing a solar eclipse.

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

              He missed 3 years ago

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

            Derby 2-1

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

            Best seventh attacker - 6.5 max (already have Ings)
            a. Grealish
            b. Traore
            c. DCL
            d. Someone else

            1. iL PiStOlErO
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

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

                C

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

                A

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

                B

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

              Trent's development since the start of last season has been incredible. I remember back then he got into so many dangerous positions on the wing and was allowed so much space but his crossing was really poor. Hes just improved constantly since then and both his passing and crossing is great now.

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

                It was always apparent he was going to become a really good player at some point but the speed of his development has been really special.

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

                Going forward he is fantastic still can't defend but I guess that doesn't matter with the style of football Liverpool play

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

                  This is very true. I just wonder how he's get on against some of the top German, Dutch and Spanish wingers. But Trent is awesome as an attacker.

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

                Stats wise One of the best in Europe for sure

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

                He is better in defence than Aron hype bissaka

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

                  Definitely not true. AWB is absolute shite going forward though and in the modern game that should be a full back's first priority...

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

                    Agree

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

                The best attacking player england have had in a long time and we have Southgate as manager who hasn’t got a clue about tactics

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

                  I think that's a bit harsh.

                  Trent will be first pick this year.

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

              Minamino is RW. Doesnt sound good for Salah minutes

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

                He can play at cam too

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

                  True

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                He can play anywhere across the frontline and as a 10.

              3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Lol he will be back up like ox and shaq

              4. Drop the Dendoncker
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Actually, it doesn't sound good for his minutes!

            4. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I can't believe that over 83k people have got rid of Alli already this week. Was he really thst bad during the Spurs game?

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

                2, 2, liv.

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

                He and Spurs look crap

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

                Spurs were really that bad and pool next prob something to do with it

              4. MC Hammer
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Many cheaper and in-form midfielders available right now, Alli and Spurs are not convincing

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

                No, but Liverpool coming up and Grealish and Maddison are cheaper

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

                Maddison, Martial, Grealish, etc are better options, his price is the issue, not the expected goals.

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Hmmm, I've already got Martial and Maddison, so I'll probably hold on to Alli for a while to see how he does.

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

                  United are an implosion waiting to happen.

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

                    It already happened, kinda like Judgement day

            5. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              One more mo.

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yes please

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

                Thoughts on this?

                Gw22 Kane,Aurier to DCL,Sidbe
                Gw23 Martial to Mane

                Current squad

                Ramsdale
                TAA Lund Soy
                Salah KDB Grealish Martial Traore
                Vardy Kane

                McGovern Rico Maupay Aurier

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

                Trent range

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

                Im thinking of getting an everton defender for a few games and as sidibe plays in midfielder thought this might be a good differential. Is he a definite starter or should i be looking else where? He will replace Aurier who i have had enough of

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

                  Sidibé looks nailed yes

              5. fridge
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                2 FT, want to get Grealish and Robbo in but maybe should wait for next game week for those moves. Sort out Ramsdale instead?

                Ramsdale
                TAA. Soyuncu. Aurier
                Salah. KDB. Maddison. Martial. Alli
                Ings. Vardy
                Button. Greenwood. Lundstram. Kelly

                A) Aurier & Alli > Robbo & Grealish
                B) Ramsdale > Fab/ Ryan (A next week)

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

                Liverpool denied a clear pen

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

                  VAR it ASAP...

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

                Any Salah owners here tonight 🙂

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

                  Hello

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

                  Nope

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

                  Just a few lol

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

                  Yup capper here

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

                  Oh hai...Salah(VC), Vardy(c) here 😎

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

                Kiko to.holgate for free ? Thanks

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

                Shirt pulling at corners clearly not a var thing.