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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. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Already regreting getting Salah now.

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I think it's time to play wild, TAA triple captain next week

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That's not wild.

  3. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Salah saving himself for the double.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Agree. Getting his crap game out of the way now.

  4. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How nailed in Brandon Williams?
    Will he start most games now?

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

      Shaw was better than him today and stayed on so not sure anymore...

  5. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    For those that preferred double liverpool attack than defence do you still stand by it?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Liverpool gonna 1-0 themselves all the way to the end of the season

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes.

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can't really do anything about it now, but they have had numerous chances to score this game and will do next week too.

    5. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes, Livp have had quite a few good chances in attack and United really should've scored. I own TAA, Mané and Salah fwiw

    6. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I stand by it for the double then probably move to double def for the rest of the season

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

    What's the average?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 6 days ago

      41 now.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Top 10k around 43 pts including latest BAPS

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      About 44 top 10k and overall

  7. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Chilwell injured?
    Or just rested?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rotation

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    3 - van Dijk (37)
    2 - Alexander-Arnold (35)
    1 - Alisson (29)

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hopefully robbo can sneak one in

  9. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    James' final ball is poor. The only thing he's got is pace

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

      If Traore can learn, so can he.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Very true

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Trent starts both games surely?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yeah, he'll get rested in the cup.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Probably. Can play the reserves vs Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ofc

  11. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Henderson is such an underrated player.

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

      Nah he’s been brilliant for a good while now.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Never hear many people praising him irl.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Out of Liverpool's best XI in their respective positions, who is he better than?

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

    All forms of Pool attacking double ups unlucky today.

    Defenders on the other hand...

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mane is amazing at realizing where his team mates are at all times. Probably his biggest skill. It allows him to set up Firmino for great chances like that while simultaneously ignoring Salah in tap in situations.

    1. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Haha

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mata and greenwood great subs by ole

    Liverpool under pressure now

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alright, Martial ain’t scoring

  16. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    69 points!!!

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Massive green arrow!

    2. BNMC
      1 month, 6 days ago

      "Nice"

    3. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nice.

    4. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't say anything about it until the game has finished!!!
      Could be my best week of the season.

  17. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rashford longtime means
    Mane/Salah + Vardy > Martial + Kun is an idea.
    Which is weird for me because Martial the yellow flag guy is supposedly on my blacklist.

  18. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Salah TC?

    1. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm considering it

  19. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Even when Utd are being outclassed, Martial looks dangerous.

  20. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rethinking my TC..
    So sloppy ATT. Should have been 6 or 7 up by now

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think I'm pretty much settled on saving it for later.

    2. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      On another day chances are taken.

  21. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    This similar to last weeks game, but we were the unlucky ones

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

      You didn’t play for 75 mins 😆

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You're goal shouldn't have stood and Robertson should've been sent off. Lo Celso and Son missed sitters.

        It was Mourinho's plan to stay in game for as long as possible, we just weren't clinical

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It has been a similar pattern all season but Liverpool have always scrapped over the line

  22. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which defender to buy this week?

    a. Sell Chilwell
    b. Sell Rico

    1. Buy Williams
    2. Buy Maguire
    3. Buy Tanganga
    4. Buy Dunk
    5. Buy someone else

    Or keep both Chilwell and Rico???

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A5

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who to buy?

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A4

    3. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A4

    4. GuenDoozy
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Digne?

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

    TAA triple C confirmed

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

    Robbo get some BPS asap...

  25. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I honestly may just go with two ‘pool and TC TAA. Mane >>> Salah looks like a dumb move by me, though.

  26. The Great Statuto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will Rasford' s price hold up because he is injured or can it still drop?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      drop

  27. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Vardy & sidibe
    To
    Aguero & Stephens

    2 FT?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      no

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wouldn't surprise me if Salah is subbed

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

    Hookings inc

  30. Planet Head
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Was on 13 before this game, now on 45 and green arrow, funny old week