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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    everyone isa a winner id kdb is benched

  2. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    In the grand scheme of things, this match doesn't hugely matter as Citeh will walk the league anyway come April

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      City look short as well. It's very open this season.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      2 dropped points helps them

  3. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rumours of KDB being benched true?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      source?

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just blind speculation by those who haven't captained him.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nah

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      sauce?

    4. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeh I reckon it's the smart play from Pep to bench his best player in a must win game when it looks like the two league leaders have dropped point 🙂

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Soars?

  4. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    This is so horribly boring

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stop watching if you feel that way ffs

        1. Steve McCroskey
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You first

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      When would the Man City team list rumours start?

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Too late now, official line up out in 10 mins.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bruno close

    4. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What a save

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        BRUNOOOO SO CLOSE

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Should have put his foot through it

      • ivantys
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Great save

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          WHAT A SAVE!

        • BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A KDB mega haul would skyrocket TC'ers. Come on Kevin...

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cappers also set to proffit hugely if salah and Bruno blank

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Indeed! Cappers and Triplers

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Not if he's on the bench as rumoured

              1. londontom
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                If De Bruyne was on the bench, that would make me sooooo happy

            3. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yep, hope so! Then TC Kane later in the season 😉

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            This!

          3. londontom
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A Sterling one would too... 4.3% ownership... mmmhmmmhmhmhm

            1. tricpic
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I’ve brought sterling in but bottled it when it came to TC

              1. londontom
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                5mins until the moment of truth

        • Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Liverpool need Jota back

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

            We don’t need Jota we need Van Dijk with Hendo and Fabinho back in midfield. Also Trent back to his usual self

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              This.

            2. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              That too. But Firmino has been really poor whenever I've seen him this season. Salah too by his usual standards

        • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Arghhhh Bruno!!!

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Absolute sitter missed from the Portuguese Jorginho

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Way quicker to just say bruno lol

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Not quite. Loads of Liverpool back.

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          How many -bps for a foul throw? 😆

        • GROBARI
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Trent send this ball to Madagascar

          • ivantys
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Go Maguire beat those pool BPs

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Curtis Jones for Shaqiri. Boy we need a deeper squad.

            • Shultan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Regretting Salah (C) especially with KDB (VC)

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Tis the game, I need KDB to go mental

            • The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              De Gea with one for the cameras

            • Yome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I am glad I did not cap Salah, I knew this would be a tight game.

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Did ye, aye?

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Milner?

              3. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I think everyone did. United bus is immense as ever.

                1. Yome
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Some said Salah was due lol

                  1. BDA Shadow
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Maybe has taxes due.

              4. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yes me too (and expect tight match against Burnley) and yet I took a hit to get him in. Sign of madness on my front!

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cant believe I captained Salah over KDB 🙁

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Blanked last three games, was risky

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  This!!

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yeah why would you do that?!?!

              3. Shultan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Me to!

            • ivantys
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Would love it if Maguire, DDG and Alisson take those bonuses away

              • Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Shaw top of the baps. Just gained 8 bps in 2 minutes.

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Bps system is a bit of a joke

                  1. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Yeah I can see where he got the 3 in the last 2 minutes but where the other 5 came from I have no idea.

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Maybe pass completion just completed 30 passes.

                  2. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Robbo is top btw

                  3. ZLNR
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    As long as Robbo stays on 3

                  4. ivantys
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      FPL towers will surely give to Robbo and Trent in the end

                  5. ZLNR
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Bruno (c) here with Robbo who is more of a ML differential. I'm so undecided on what I want from this haha as long as no YC for Bruno I'll be happy with another chance for points

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Should’ve had one there

                      1. ZLNR
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Yeah and that probably offsets Robbo 7 pts lost nicely so long as he is actually involved

                  6. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Come on Trent, get those baps, make me proud.

                  7. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    The anticipation of waiting on a city line up.

                  8. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Thiago needs to pass not shot

                  9. JJO
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    F off Bruno
                    Wipe that CS

                  10. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Another clear YC for United ... not given