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Final Double Gameweek 24 audition for Liverpool as injured Rashford misses out

Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) won’t feature in the final match of Gameweek 23 after failing to recover from a back injury ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Anfield.

Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested the England striker won’t play for the Red Devils this side of the February winter break:

He got a couple of knocks and jolts when he came on against Wolverhampton and has aggravated his back, he’s had some trouble before.

I wouldn’t expect him to be back in the next few weeks, we’ve got a mid-season break coming up. I’m not sure we’re going to see him before then, no.

In his absence, the United boss has signalled his intentions for this fixture by drafting in Luke Shaw (£5.4m) rather than a like-for-like replacement.

Whether that means the visitors will be going with a wing-back system (with Shaw playing at centre-half) or with one of their two left-backs – Brandon Williams (£4.1m) also starts – playing on the left of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 remains to be seen.

Daniel James (£6.0m) also returns to the starting XI, with Juan Mata (£6.2m) making way.

Anthony Martial (£7.9m) leads the line as usual, while Eric Bailly (£4.9m) is among the substitutes.

Liverpool are unchanged from Gameweek 22, although the fit-again Joel Matip (£5.2m) and Fabinho (£5.4m) are on the bench.

This is, of course, Liverpool’s final match before Double Gameweek 24.

Five of the Reds’ starting XI are already owned by at least 20% of Fantasy Premier League managers and those ownership figures will surely rise going into next Tuesday’s deadline.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on a run of six straight clean sheets and have scored at least two goals in 17 of their 21 Premier League fixtures.

Manchester United, however, are the only club to have taken points off Liverpool this season.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mané, Firmino.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Williams, Pereira, Fred, Matic, James, Martial.

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1,871 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 20 mins ago

    Anyone have an idea what the top GW score will be, my mate must be up there with 112 with that Vardy miss.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 18 mins ago

      I wish I was your mate 😀

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 mins ago

        Haha yeah kinda destroyed my 40 points and monthly bet an prize. Bench boosted with Gaz and Allison hahaahah

  2. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 17 mins ago

    How many Baps for VVD?

    1. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 16 mins ago

      2 at the moment.

  3. tomasjj
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 15 mins ago

    Rash to Firmino is a no-brainer now.

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 14 mins ago

      Not a bad shout at all

  4. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 14 mins ago

    Vardy..people holding or shifting?

    I can do the following moves but losing Vardy feels wrong?

    Vardy + Richarlison > Aguero + 6.2MID (can rotate with Fleck)

    Will allow me to keep the double up of Mane + Salah also.

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 12 mins ago

      Yeah, don’t panic with Vardy, Aguero in good form, but not sure yet

  5. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 mins ago

    Would you Wildcard this (1FT, 5.9 itb) :

    McCarthy - Button
    Trent - Soyuncu - Lundstram - Rico - Aurier
    KdB - Mane - Martial - Grealish - Cantwell
    Vardy - Ings - Maupay

    and do these moves:

    Soyuncu to Lascelles
    Rico to Cahill
    Aurier to Dunk
    Martial to Salah
    Cantwell to Son
    Vardy to Deeney
    Maupay to DCL

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 mins ago

      No way. Martial > Salah is enough!

  6. MichalFPL
    29 days, 8 mins ago

    It is worth to wildcard this team?
    Pope/ McGovern
    TAA/ Guilbert/ Montoya/ Wilems/ Lund
    Mane/ KDB/ Alli/ Maddison/ Dendo
    Vardy/ Ings/ Abra

    I was thinking bring Grealish/ Son/ Salah/ DCL for Alli/Maddison/Dendo/ Abra and to delete Montoya/ Guilbert/ Wilems because they don't play 90 minutes week by week.

    Or maybe calmly -4 hit Maddi/Abra to Doucoure/ Firmino?

  7. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Carragher vs Keane fistycuffs!

  8. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    VVD making Carra look like a dwarf.

  9. Lukakus talking
    28 days, 22 hours ago

    Alli and Rashford to:

    (A) Salah and DCL/Maupay
    (B) Martial and Firmino

    Thanks in advance

    1. muhammadazani095@gmail.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      A with DCL