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Shaqiri starts in attacking Liverpool line-up to face Manchester United

Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m) has made a surprise return to the Liverpool line-up in their top of the table clash with Manchester United in Double Gameweek 19.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers using their Triple Captain chip on Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) will hope the Egyptian can return to his best form, after blanking in the last three games.

Jurgen Klopp has stuck with a 4-3-3 formation, playing Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) in his customary false nine role, flanked by Salah and Sadio Mane (£11.9m).

Their midfield has an attacking look, with Gini Wijnaldum (£5.3m) alongside Thiago (£5.7m) and Shaqiri.

Andy Robertson (£7.4m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) line up at full-back, with the makeshift centre-half pairing of Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) and Fabinho (£5.4m).

Alisson (£5.9m) will be hoping to keep only his fifth clean sheet of the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has again named a side containing Paul Pogba (£7.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m), as he attempts to oust Liverpool from the top of the Premier League.

Anthony Martial (£8.8m) has returned from injury to lead the line for the Red Devils.

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) lines up opposite Pogba on the right-hand side of the attack, with Fernandes in his customary number ten role.

Scott McTominay (£4.9m) and Fred (£5.3m) make up a battling midfield for Man United.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) and Luke Shaw (£4.8m) start at full-back, with Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) returning to the side alongside Harry Maguire (£5.4m) in the centre of defence.

David De Gea (£5.3m) continues to be selected ahead of Dean Henderson (£5.2m) in goal.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Shaqiri; Salah, Mane, Firmino

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Martial

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  1. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone have any score predictions for the Monday/Tuesday matches?

    ARS - NEW
    WHU - WBA
    LEI - CHE

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1-0
      2-0
      1-1

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      0-0
      1-0
      0-0

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      2-1
      1-1
      2-2

    4. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      2 0
      2 0
      2 0

    5. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      5-1
      3-1
      0-0

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      3-1
      2-1
      1-1

    7. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I don’t care I just want a Soucek goal from a Cresswell assist and a Party

    8. the snazzy viking
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      0-1
      1-2
      1-3

    9. Flair
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1-0
      2-0
      2-2

  2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    1-0
    2-1
    2-2

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ^

  3. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Salah captain fail but at least I chickened out of Cancelo(c)

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Is it a fail when he still has a game to play?

  4. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Relax Salah TCers already 6 points more than Mane got last year. Kdb could do an ankle ... its that sort of chip

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Hush ur mouth..! 🙂

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Half season passed and Salah still hasn't delivered for me. Apologies to everyone who gave him the armband.

    Totally my fault. Captaining player in decline instead of bullet proof Belgian

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Same

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He’s scored heavily. Just not lately.

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Belgian has plenty of bullets but not finding enough targets just yet.

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Almost guaranteed KDB haul.

    All other captain picks failing and a game they have to win.

    I will be behind a HUGE sofa!!

    (Stones and Dias owner)

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah he will get at least 16 pts . It's so obvious in hindsight

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Most things are.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      You must be an optimist. Tonight I expect KDB will probably be scoring somewhere between 2 and 6, inclusive.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I don’t have him so desperately playing my double bluff card!

  7. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Ppl sooo shortsighted with Cancelo. Like there is not next game or the best fixtures etc. Pep will rotate and we all know this. Scared non owners just braggin that they knew this benching haha.

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Probably a good time to get him in now he’s had his rest.

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      It's still points lost, which isn't necessrily the case in a SGW 🙂

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cue City to concede in 5 minutes

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Justice for Cancelo owners

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      why?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        He should have hauled 10 times till now

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I guess he means that he wants justice

  9. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Scout picks really raking in the points.

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Couldn't care less about Cancelo being benched. He's in for the long haul.

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      This. I knew the risks, I've enjoyed the returns.

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He's in for the long haul for me too but I could still care, especially with Stones hauling. He's had a rest now so should be good to start for a while. Unfortunately it will probably be LB where he isn't quite as effective/

  11. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    LiveFPL not showing KDB haul yet, is it down?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Has to be a bug.

  12. Firminoooo
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Love the What if app. If KdB(C) gets 50x2 points I’m inside 100k OR.

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Hoping Dias repeats Portugal performance with goal and CS to rescue game week a bit

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Rashford owners on a scale from 1 to 10 how painful was that yellow at the end ?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Its one point. Not like he was getting any sort of bonus to lose

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      -1

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      It s 1 bloody point

    4. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Probably the same as when anyone else get booked. Now if had been Bruno....

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Glad it wasn't Bruno 🙂

  15. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Terrible GW so far. 29 bloody points

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Same here. With bench boost 8 O

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      31 -4

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      because you are a novice or what I like to call a newbie.. plenty of experience and you will pick it up young boy

  16. Party time
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Kdb(C) Let’s feast!!!

    • yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I've got 4 pot noodles and Tesco box wine

      Ready for TC Kdb and Stones to boss it

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        No frills

    • JIMMY764
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Need a big city performance here otherwise I’m in trouble this gw.

    • mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Looks like I got lucky with Mount over Foden and Dias over Cancelo.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        With Dias you showed good judgement. Pep will not change a central pair playing so well. Full/wing backs will be rotated more. Foden is different matter - just the occasional rotatation.

    • londontom
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      TC Sterling let's goooo!

      1. Cruyff Turn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Wow... ballsy.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Good luck!

    • Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Wish I hadn't chickened out of McCarthy to Ederson for a hit

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1 assist from my last 7 captains. Think I'm moving towards random number generator territory to pick one.

    • Iceball
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Only Dias and Stones from the game, ouch

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I have Cancelo and foden

    • jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely should have not kept Salah over KDB

    • Das Boot
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Lets go City, Clean sheet and The Ginger Biscuit to score a double.

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Delighted KDB is back in midfield. He can assist people who score one on ones rather than missing them himself.

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      It's looking more like a BB game week for those not locked on Leeds v Southampton

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Lol.

      C.Taylor -> Stones paid off.

    • Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Salah TC already better than my Sane 3pts effort. Doesn’t feel like a fail when I’ve experienced that.

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        That's the spirit