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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. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    4 successive blanks for mo.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      5th vs Burnley and then the curse will be lifted.

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1 more to go, I heard 😀 My captain though 🙁

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sofa Time OVer!!!
    DDG and AWB owner

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Totally no player in that game and didn't even need any sofa 😀

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      New Foden owners now understand what it's like to own him

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Lmaoooo

      2. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What was I thinking

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same as many. Hs made the team tick ... so lets bench him.

      3. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If you've got a bench, it's fine.
        If you've boosted that bench this week, though, it's annoying.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Trashford should retire as a footballer and go into politics, only useful thing hes done in his life. Pointless ""footballer""

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        this. concentrate on his main job and bin the football career

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’m normally a staunch critic of Rashford’s staunch critics

        But he was vomit today, and was worse against Burnley

        Carrying less threat when Pogba is advanced, no doubt, and was on the left for a while today which should have helped

        Can still hattrick vs Fulham & everything’s rosy in the garden though

    4. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      9 points from Salah NICE

      oh wait...

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Get in!

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      QUIZ: When did Liverpool last win a Premier League game?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It’s been 84 years...

      2. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        vs Palace 7-0

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yep... mid-December 2020

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Shortest quiz ever!

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Join us next time when I ask people what day it is

          We go for the record

    6. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        1 month, 14 days ago

        MUN Is a GoOd FiXtUre foR sAlaH

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah owners ... holding or selling ?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hold for Burnley then move on...

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Because it's possible to sell before Burnley...

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Definitely selling, he’s in atrocious form, hello Kane! Finally!

        3. GGMU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Selling

        4. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Will haul as soon as I sell so stubbornly keeping and capping.

        5. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          probably hold for Burnley game 🙂

        6. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hold for season

        7. AllGonePozzo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Removed last week not getting back anytime soon

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Man City for the title?

        Or Spurs or Leicester City?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          United’s to lose, GGMU!

        2. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yep, I fancy City. Dias has made them so much more solid.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          City ; United and the Ref association could be runners up

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Has Bruno EVER done anything in a big game that mattered?

        Might be the most overrated player in recent history.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He was closest on 2 occasions and Pogba.

          What did Liverpool do?

        2. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Has done plenty of diving and whining.

        3. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Behave

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            So no?

        4. Ode
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Look at the team he’s playing with, can’t carry them every game

        5. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Think utd are just crap and he propels them, can't do it all when coming up against a proper team

        6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          0 open play goal involvements vs the big 6

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks Lindy

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Did well and that Zambian witch doctor

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hate him. Chose him last week over Shaw, Shaw gets cleanie and 2 bps, shifted Lindelof to Stones this GW he starts and gets a cleanie, absolute twits they are

      • PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A KDB owner but non-captainer, dreading City’s next two games. Hate this feeling.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It’s gonna be a bloodbath

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            no it won't - I'm not expecting much at all.

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          ML opponent has TC’d him ... not sure how I feel

        4. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I am selling tickets for Behind my sofa, it is a decent size and accommodates a few. 2 games for the price of 1 this week.

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ha! God, I hate myself / this game!

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              tbh. He has been poor most of this season. He could do nowt, but I doubt it.

      • Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hmmm, should've gone for Luke Shaw instead of Lowton for the blank gw and double. But Telles rotation put me off. Wasn't expecting him to keep a clean sheet at anfield. He'll still outscore Lowton for sure. But will he start the next game?

      • Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 14 days ago

          perfect result, 3 cleansheets for me 😎

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Well played mate

          2. Al Moon Yeah
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Well done!

          3. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ideal.
            You can relax going into the 2nd games with the points banked...

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          This is Cancelo's second benching in twelve matches. Relax, he's a fantastic pick and could prove himself the best value defender in the game if he does well with end product. Benchings will happen with the very busy schedule and level of fullbacks available but he'll come good when he plays.

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Agree,

          2. ZLNR
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Always sensible Flair. I remember he got rested as soon as I bought him and lots here got rid but he's been very consistent. I'm happy with him and Dias for now

          3. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah but a lot of that is to do with injuries covid etc, I think pep sees walker as first choice right back and usually likes a left footer at left back, cancelo fills in for both positions on and off

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I think the fact that Walker was dropped a few times for Cancelo - IIRC - does mean that he values him very highly

        • Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Regretted picking Cancelo over stones the moment I did it but at least he should be fine for mid week

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It’s fine - still best pick and would rather have for Villa game then rested in cup and ready for WBA haul 🙂

        • Il Capitano
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Back 4 my only saving grace so far

          • GGMU
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            TOP OF THE TABLE! GGMU!!

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              It's only January. Lol.

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Stockley Park prices rising ...

          • Naby K8a
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            With VVD: Title Challengers.

            Without VVD: Top 4 Battle.

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              You mean without VVD, Matip and Gomez.

              1. Naby K8a
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                As if Liverpool wouldn't roll over teams with a VVD Fabinho partnership.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                And Jota

            2. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              defence isnt the issue at all here - Jota seems a bigger loss

              and dont forget VVD was playing in the 7-2

            3. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              With one recognised cb fit and Thiago not injured for 10 games things would look a bit different. If it was only vvd Liverpool still would have the league best cb pair. And christ, Fabinho is up there and he is central midfielder.

          • ZLNR
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Shaw looks a buy doesn't he

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Looks awful

          • Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Did Allison and Jésus to Sam J. (and BPF to Button) and Vardy just before the deadline. Hope Jésus blanks here... 🙁

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              (on W/C...)

          • BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I can't believe Chelsea still own Batman and he can't even get minutes in a generally useless Palace front line.

          • Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ole Masterclass!

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              To not win a game? Yep, masterclass.

              1. The Senate
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Alisson the only reason he didn't

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Still didn't though. He had a very good game for sure, but chances like Pogba's was right down his throat, you would consider any keeper in the league to save that.

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Alladyce tastic

          • nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wish I captained Sterling (c) instead of De Bruyne, oh well..

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              no you dont

            2. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              just FOMO. relax and let Kevin get to business

            3. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              said nobody ever

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Robbo 0 bonus 😥

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              love to see it

            2. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              From 3 to 0 in 10 minutes, that's unfortunate.

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Good

            4. Sanchit
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Was on 3 till 80'

          • Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Salah (c) fail.
            Kdb to go mental now.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Doubt it - Palace will be tight

              1. Das Boot
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                like the Liverpool game?

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Foden dropped, to absolutely no surprise to anyone who owned him before this season

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              🙁

              Should’ve got Dias

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Can always get something off the bench and start vs Villa, we know what he's capable of 🙂

          • pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Alisson my DGW FH hero for now

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Nice pick.

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            7 blanks from 7 players inc captain. DGW off to a flier.

            1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              How many points you got then from your 7.

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Salah 6
                Bruno 3
                Bamford 2
                Dallas 2
                Vardy 2
                Soucek 2
                Cancelo 0

            2. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Damn that's tough! :/

          • PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cancelo 🙁 Salah (c) hopefully do something next game.