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Alexander-Arnold’s turn for a benching as Salah and Mané start at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp has engaged in some more late-season rotation, causing issues for Fantasy managers once again.

After Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) was benched at Brighton so Neco Williams (£4.0m) could get a first Premier League start, it is Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) who has made way for him at Anfield.

The young full-back is capable of playing on both sides of the defence, operating at left-back at the Amex Stadium but handed a start on the right-hand side today.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) owners will be happy to see him survive the latest shuffling of the Liverpool pack as some had feared he might get the same treatment as Sadio Mané (£12.3m) did midweek.

But the two premium midfielders are both in the team today, stationed in their usual roles either side of Roberto Firmino (£9.4m).

With Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) out for the remainder of the Premier League season, Klopp has taken the opportunity to offer a start in midfield to Curtis Jones (£4.5m).

The youngster is joined there by the more experienced Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m) and Fabinho (£5.4m).

Burnley line-up in their traditional 4-4-2 shape, with Erik Pieters (£4.2m) in midfield and Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) joined up-front by Chris Wood (£6.1m).

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, N Williams; C Jones, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Burnley XI: Pope; C Taylor, Tarkowski, K Long, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters; Wood, Rodriguez.

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1,547 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Salah > Sterling for free?

    Yay or nay?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lots of options

    2. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yay. But wait for team info.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is Williams viable for next few games?

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

    Mane to Kdb next week if Kdb rested today?

    1. mgilbert86
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      if chasing get another mid like sterling, if holding yes get kdb

  4. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pope man of the match. Not good enough today

  5. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Last week Foden(C) fail.
    This week Mane (C) fail.
    Went from 160k down to 300k...I’m fuming and can’t believe it as I’ve screwed up real bad on the last 2-3 weeks. None of my differentials gave any returns 🙁
    Who should I Captain next week week in order to finish by a decent rank?

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      City or Chelsea

      See the city lineup today and decide

    2. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pogba or ASM punt would be my favourites

  6. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I'm actually considering:

    Salah + TAA + Jimenez - > Sterling + Digne + Ings (-4)

    Thoughts?

    1. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Keep Trent and 4 points.

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Why not

    3. mgilbert86
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wouldn't lose TAA but would do the other two

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ar
      Already have those in place, nice fixtures to the end.

  7. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Micah Richards back on again.

    Not sure he is that good a pundit, but he is funny. Better than Souness who isn't that good a pundit, but is miserable.

    1. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Richards is a good guy. Souness thinks he's the only guy.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'd prefer Souness and Keane to be towed out into the middle of the Atlantic and sunk

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        🙂 +1 impossible to sink 'em though - too much hot air

  8. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    8 from 4 .... going well

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Above average

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah right 😀

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      6 from 3

  9. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Of all the records Liverpool could get I don't understand why the 'biggest lead over 2nd place' even gets mentioned. If anything that particular stat implies a lack of worthy competition, thereby suggesting this was perhaps the easiest season in which to win the league. And considering Liverpool can only have a maximum impact of +/- 6 points over any given rival, it makes no logical sense to attribute the record as Liverpool's achievement; rather it is a failure of their rivals.

    I'm not taking anything away from Liverpool by the way, I don't understand the pundits etc who discuss this one record as if it's particularly significant.

    1. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      They won the league. The record that counts.

    2. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Agreed. The win ratio was an impressive record. The gap..meh.

  10. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Not sure what to do with this team for the following GW, any ideas welcome?

    DDG

    Trent - Saiss - Aurier

    Salah - KDB - Pulisic - Fernandes

    Ings - Vardy - Rashford

    Subs: Henderson, Holgate, Fernandez & Hayden.

    Was possibly thinking Salah>Sterling if Salah's going to be rested?

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sounds like a good option

  11. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Do we think Willian is still the main penalty taker if Jorginho is playing?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wait for the game to find out.

    2. Forza Papac
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'd reckon so. Why change when the current taker is sticking them in

    3. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      As a #1 penalty taker, if I’m not playing, the #2 takes them, if I am playing, no one would take them away from me. Unless we had a big lead and there was a strong reason to let someone else, even then they’d have to take the ball from my hands.

  12. Old Gregg
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hello alll,

    Martinez
    Taa-Doherty-Fernandez-(Kiko)-3.9
    Mane-martial-KDB-Bruno-Mahrez
    DCL-Greenwood-(Jimi)

    2FT ( will obvs wait to all the fixtures played)

    A) Jimi + DCL > Ings + Giroud
    B) Jimi + mane > Ings + Pulisic
    C) mane+dcl+ Jimi > Pulisic + Ings + Giroud (-4)
    D) recommendations?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D) Mahrez+dcl+ Jimi > Antonio + Pulisic + Ings (-4)

  13. Jeremiah
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Those with FH & TC left, when do you plan on using them?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Undecided - coming gw or last

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      *FH that is - TC spent

    3. DarkGreen
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      use FH last gameweek (alot of regular starters will be benched)

  14. jonnybhoy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    DCL, Sarr and TAA to Greenwood, Salah and 4.8m defender for -8pts? Will do once everyones played

  15. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Great stuff Sheffield - keep those goals acoming! can then have a nice rest next week. (biased Foxes fan)