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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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1,646 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Pogba LW looks so strange!

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I'd say he'll be RW

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      His best position in this Man Utd squad. His defensive work is not good enough to play in CM.

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Where have you been the past month?

      1. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        LOL, had strange few weeks.

        Has he been playing LW, for a month now?!

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Salah and Bruno 1 assist each please. Irrelevant scorers. Sets up (TC) KDb nicely.

  3. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    The article says 433 formation for Liverpool but I have a feeling it may be a 4321 with firmino behind salah?

    1. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Could be. Thst would make more sense with regard to Shaqiri.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yup. Most likely.

    3. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I assume you mean 4231?

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      4231*

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Vamos United!

  5. james 101
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Who do you have playing in this one?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah, Bruno, Robbo

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Same

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Same

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah(C) + Bruno

    3. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno

    4. Earwicker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno, Rash, Lindy

    5. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno, Salah, Robbo

    6. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah, Bruno, Lindelof

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Rashford, Salah

    8. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Only bruno!

    9. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Robbo, Bruno, Martial.

      Went without Salah.

    10. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salahahahahaha, robbo

    11. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah(C) + Bruno like many

    12. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah, Trent, Bruno

    13. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah (C), AWB, Bruno

    14. Rik Waller
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Messi Lingard

    15. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah Mané (c) Robertson Bruno

    16. james 101
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah(c) Robbo, Firmino, Bruno, Rash.

      Big game for my gw this one!

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Season defining game.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Definitely. You a Pool or Utd supporter, or neither?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        for FPL

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Why? Do we have half season championship?

    3. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      If city win all postponement matches, this could not be defining game for title

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Shaq attack!

  8. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Just don't like Lindelof against Salah or Mane. Bailly although he is reckless at times would've been a better fit

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bailly is not only a better player. He also complements maguire well too

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yep. Strange not to start him

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully won't get punished for that....

  9. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    How many players do you all have left?

    Feels like my week has barely begun. Got effectively 20 players to go

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      i think 16 for me. Assuming Johnstone plays next game

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      21 to go before this

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      18 to go
      29 (-4) from 5 so far.

  10. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    OGS on SS “Anthony was more cramp”

    Makes sense as wasn’t expecting him to start if it was a hamstring injury.

  11. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    TC Mo bringing the heat!

  12. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Liverpool unbeaten last 999 days at Anfield, Bruno has never lost an away game for ManUtd.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      draw then. Stats have spoken

    2. Party time
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Pen for Utd 102 mins

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Reminds me of when Arsenal were going for 50 unbeaten and Man Utd did them.

        1. Party time
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddddddd

          • I am become Marvin
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            This was during the short period when Sky were giving names to games I remember. They called this one 50:50.

          • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I hate Rooney

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            *Fouled them off the pitch

            Clattenburg’s comments oh so true.

        2. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          So it’s a draw?

        3. ivantys
            5 months, 3 days ago

            What's with the Old Trafford grass that United can't play well there?

        4. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          10k here I come! Salah double and Robertson cleansheet!

        5. Meinhoff
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          This will be a goalfest surely. Look at those lineups!

        6. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Screw the game. Play

          A. Martinez (bur)
          B. Button (MCI)

          1. Soucek (cpl)
          2. Decordova-Reid (bha)

          1. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            A, 2

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            A1

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            A1

          4. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            A, coin toss

          5. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks all

        7. Areyouthereyet
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          TC Salah. Let’s go!

        8. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Badly want 0-0 as a AWB and DDG owner. Salah and Bruno are in every team anyway 😀

        9. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Mané captain- let’s go.....

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Should have TCd for the memories

        10. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Took Bruno out for Barnes. So far so good!

        11. Dosh
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Feels like limited damage done after doing Kane-->Vardy (-4)

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            11 points. Vardy was poor/unlucky last night. Should have had a goal. Injury the icing on cake.

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              But yeah, I didn't watch the Spurs match as I couldn't take the punishment. Checked the score at half time and def feels like a bit of a let off.

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Vardy has still 1 more to go

        12. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Salah non owners, how's the feeling?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 3 days ago

            There are Salah non owners?

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              The overthinkers

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              o/

          2. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Not feeling great as an owner/non-captained tbh.

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Relax, a goal will do 🙂

        13. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully my Lingard punt can still succeed. Should get some decent minutes of the bench?

        14. ivantys
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Predictions which min Bruno gets his yellow?

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              100th after insulting the referee

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              5 minutes after Pool score the leading goal

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Can’t wait for Liverpool to win this and put all the deluded Utd fans back to bed. Getting too big for their boots

            1. I am become Marvin
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Let's wait until it happens before getting cocky shall we mate?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Better to go for it before the match then slink away and only come out of the shadows when it's safe.

          • nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I reckon VAR will be big talking point in this game, most likely in favour of Man Utd.

          • james 101
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Final score and scorer predictions?

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              2-2

              1. james 101
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                (Salah/Firm - Bruno/Rash

          • Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Shaqiri got new hair.

          • fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Salah Mane Robbo let's go!!

          • nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Liverpool 2 - 1 Manchester United

          • BerkshireHafawayline
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Salah TC'ers assseeemble!