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Mane on Liverpool’s bench as Klopp names strong side to face Norwich

Sadio Mané (£12.2m) is back in the Liverpool matchday squad following his Double Gameweek 24 injury – but he has been named on the bench to face Norwich.

It appears as if Jurgen Klopp plans to ease the Senegalese international back into full fitness, especially with Champions League commitments coming up midweek.

Despite fears there would be rotation at Carrow Road, the remainder of the key Fantasy Premier League assets find themselves in the starting line-up.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) comes into Gameweek 26 as the most captained asset, the highest-owned Liverpool option and more double-figure hauls since Gameweek 26 than any other player.

Armed with all those accolades, the Egyptian finds himself in the starting line-up alongside Roberto Firmino (£9.7m), Liverpool’s away top-scorer this season, as well as popular full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m).

Meanwhile, Daniel Farke goes with an unchanged selection from the side that drew 0-0 at Newcastle last time out.

That means another start for Todd Cantwell (£4.9m) while Teemu Pukki (£6.5m), who scored in the reverse fixture, leads the line up-front.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Byram, Zimmermann, Hanley, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; Cantwell, Duda, Rupp; Pukki.

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

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1,041 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    TAA subbed after 60 mins, before Pukki winner please.

  2. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lost my Sky signal because of the storm, probably for the best anyway.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You're missing nothing. Nothing for Salah here today.

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

      You’ll be hoping the conditions continue until 10pm Monday, I presume.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah, can't see that being pretty either, quite looking forward to Villa vs Spurs though.

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      if you stare at a black screen it will be the same level of entertainment
      If there's a fly on the screen, all the better

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Two flies would be box office material

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Knowing sky pay per view. 19.99

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

    If Liverpool keep this type of performance up a point deduction for the City Cheats will come in handy.

    1. PL Ball
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nonsense.

      They've put up quite a few performances like this, yet somehow scrape away with a win in the end.

  4. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    It’s Mane time now. Ox is useless.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes please

  5. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    As boring as winter break! 🙄

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not boring at all, been an alright game. Watch the match instead of saying it’s boring cause your Salah c hasn’t scored yet

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        As a neutral fan, decent game. As a taa, Robbo and Salah capper, I will take this result come full time

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Watching the game and dont really care what Salah do

      3. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So you'd pay to watch this game?

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lol, what?

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

          You don't get to watch the game before deciding whether to pay or not. 😀

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'm told it depends on your timezone

      4. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This, good game so far.

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Blimey, if this is a good game, then its time to stop watching EPL. Even SHU vs BOU was better than this 😮

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Extremely low standards if this is considered a good game. Very little quality so far.

  6. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Yay. Another captain fail incoming...

    Cheers, Mo.

  7. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mane time to shine brace

  8. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    You just know Mane will come and score the winner right!

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would be typical

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'll probably go Salah -> Mane...

  9. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Liverpool on course to win 4-0 now. Same thing happened vs shampton. 0-0 at half time

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

    Aguero was the obvious captain pick this GW.

    1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wont start on wed

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This gameweek needs to end quickly

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They even extended it heh.

    3. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seems mane owners will be the real winners

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah. For his 1 point cameo?

    4. Earthling
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Again, Man City, be merciful to us non-owners. Bookmakers have it going down as a slaughter yet we captained Salah anyway. Norwich looking up to the task, Salah looking double-teamed and one dimensional.

    5. PL Ball
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What a shite game. Zero quality.

      Liverpool 91st minute winner incoming.

    6. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Norwich obviously playing for the draw and frustrating Liverpool.

        2nd half to come.

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

          Really? I turned the TV off thinking that was it.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Still not as good as "Lundstram won't play unless Wilder picks him."

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

              Can’t argue with da factz!

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hahaha deluded

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Salah been anonymous, might be hooked for Mane soon

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        As a VVD owner and also Liverpool fan, their wastefulness from corners drives me nuts. So often Robertson can't beat the first man with the cross. Either that or they mess about playing it short and make a mess of it. It seems to be a constant theme and I don't know why Klopp isn't addressing it. Robertson should be nowhere near corners as he cant cross it!

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Klopp Out!

        2. Marvin de Milo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Although I share your frustration, I think saying that Robertson can't cross is a ludicrous exaggeration.

          1. FDMS All Starz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Corners from the left side from a left footer isn’t the same as crossing the ball from normal play

          2. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            If you regularly watch Liverpool games you will notice that he hits the first defender with the corner about 9 times out of 10. It's shocking. So no it's not a ludicrous suggestion. His crossing from open play is better were he only needs to slide the ball along the floor but he doesn't appear to have enough power to get crosses from corners past the first man. It's pathetic.

        3. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Robbos crossing ability on par with AWB's?

        4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Aguero, KDB Captainers feeling smug right now. Salah(C) here

          1. Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Salah will score

          2. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Salah will probably score unfortunately

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I jolly well hope so.

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

          Another long 45 minutes as Salah(VC). Need big couch for 2nd half

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Who did you go with as C

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

              Kun

          2. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A small stool will suffice.

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You think he lasts 45 minutes?

          4. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Same here

        6. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Want a cheap but decent defender. Lascelles a decent option? Baldock or Stevens? Any other?

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lascellas, Boly are decent if you consider BGWs as well

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Boly

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yes. Thanks. Forgot about boly. He can score headers as well.

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

            Soyboy back in flavour.

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Got soyuncu already. But benched him this week.

          4. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            All defences are rubbish apart from Liverpool and Sheff Utd.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Spurs should come good I think

          5. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            so after reading creating a chance doesnt give you bps

            1. Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              only creating a big chance

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Correct. Feel like this should probably be changed.

          6. Pedram
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Your prediction on how much time Mane will get in the second half?

            1. Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              31

            2. Zladan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              20

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

              Do a goal come before 60?

            4. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              25

            5. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              13

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

              27

            7. SHOOTER MCGINN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              If they don't score in the first 10 minutes, he'll be on before 60

            8. Regin
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              27

            9. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              20

            10. Bubz
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              23

            11. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              none

              1. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                18

            12. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              45

            13. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              45

            14. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              31 meaning Salah gets 59

          7. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Norwich fans celebrating too soon.

          8. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 12 days ago

              imagine a Cantwell goal at 51 mins

              1. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Hanley RC on 51

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                YES!!!!

            • Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A beautiful and cruel setup for us with Aguero captain. Salah blank and then....Aguero benched tomorrow.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Aguero def won't play tomorrow

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                No chance Kun doesn't start

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

                  Why?

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    See below

              3. FDMS All Starz
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                As long as Salah blanks it’s fine

              4. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Lol well one of you is wrong ^

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  He's had virtually 2 weeks off lol

            • DALEDOBACK
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Get (M)ane on

              • Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                9pts vs 3pts&Auba vs Aguero&Aurier

                Whos gonna win this

                1. FDMS All Starz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Probably Kun one if he starts, if not then Auba one

              • I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Trent seems to have left his crossing and shooting boots in Miami.

              • bodgejob
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Bring that ruckass, Larry

              • Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Salah looks jaded, get him off for someone irrelevant