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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Arsenal in a better place

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He wasted his best years at Arsenal. Signed aged 24 and just wouldn’t put the work in that’s needed in the PL. We had 2 good seasons out of him.

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            He has a lot of talent but there is more than talent needed.

            As you mentioned work rate was lacking and attitude questionable

            He let a lot of people down at the club. Although the club is to massively to blame too based on the contract he was given when arsenal previously never broke the bank for anyone

          2. Kellz86
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            What a load of BS, didn’t put the work in?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This match has been massively overhyped. Anyone expecting goals needs to temper expectations. 7 of last 10 have finished either 0-0 (4) or 1-1 (3). Noone will want to lose.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2 of those 3 that didn’t end in those scorelines were the most recent games lol

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      How soon will we get a Salah TC fail comment?

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 15 days ago

          10 min with comments like has he touched the ball?

        • Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Whenever you hit 'post'

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Brosstan and Fudgy are warming up

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 10

        1. Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Has it ever been this low with so many games played? Just Arsenal and City left.

        2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes !!!!! I got 11. Only kane and bamford played though.

      3. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Son’s points already in the bank..advantage Son or Salah so far 😎

      4. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Think I made a mistake by picking Salah and not Mane. Salah is a flat-track bully while Mane is a big-game player.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Mane is the better player in my opinion and probably the most dangerous every time I see him

          Salah has pens though

        2. ivantys
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Must have left his bullying boots at home against WBA and Newcastle

          • Boxwoods
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Surely the bully is the one to pick for FPL?

        3. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Another game of hoping my 23m worth of squad value don’t score any points 🙂

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            That’s when you should stop playing

            Fpl is meant to be fun and get enjoyment.

            Wishing half your team blanks and only one or two bang isn’t healthy

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I only care about what gets me the best rank tbh

            2. james 101
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yep. Just sit back and enjoy the points (if they come!)

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Why would I enjoy points that put me down the ranks and mini leagues?

                1. james 101
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I tend to forget about my leagues until then end of the game week.

            3. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              When the scoring stops, stop.

            4. Quan MisTaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              but...thats...how.you...win?

          2. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            If captaincy was scrapped it wouldn't be like this.

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            As good as some of the live ranks and EO sites are, it has essentially ruined a lot of enjoyment of the game. As soon as the game refreshes I go onto livefpl, look at the players who can hurt my rank the most and then spend the next 3 days+ just willing them to blank. It's not healthy, but I can't help myself.

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yep, kinda sucks

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Time to take a break from fpl

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Probably. Stopped playing for money which helped a lot.

          4. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Way I see it is I have no control over what happens on the football pitch so I may as well just enjoy the football and cheer on my players even if it gives me a minimal rank drop

        4. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Well I have Robbo, Salah (C), Rash and Fernandes...... Not sure what score I want.

          Probably 6-5 Liverpool.

          1. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Same situation... I’d be pleased with that same result. Robbo 4 assists will do.

          2. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Same. Plus Firmino.

        5. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nice early pressure

        6. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I'm getting out of here before the lol@Salah TC'ers posts start.

          1. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            They’ll start in about 3 minutes I would imagine

        7. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Honestly Shaquiri looked better without the tupe.

        8. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Salah blank and a big Kdb haul would make my Sunday

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Hoping for the opposite. But good luck mate.

            Ain’t nothing we can do about it now anyway.

        9. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Both happy to play out a 0-0 draw here. Switching off

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah def seems that way

        10. ivantys
            1 month, 15 days ago

            VAR should always check for offsides even if it doesn't result in goals. Pathetic rules with the usage of VAR

          • Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I am predicting a 2-0 win for liverpool. lets see if it happens.

          • ralfb
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Any chance cavani will come on?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yes.

              Every chance on 65 mins or so

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Hmmm. I can smell a Bruno YC

            1. yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Smells good

              1. james 101
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Like custard?

                Lemons?

                What does yellow smell like?

                (Fear?)

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Smells like a toddler’s poop

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Brazilian Denilson stamping McTominay and then rolling around in pain pretending McT did something wrong. Fits right into this Pool side

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Denilson is Brazilian

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  This lads a confused Utd fan from Cornwall.

                  1. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Loads of them down there.

              2. ivantys
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  This. Shocking referring in that incident.

              3. james 101
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Okay. Predict the time (minute) of the first goal?

                1. james 101
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  19

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  21

                3. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  25

                4. yalala
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  69

                  1. Herman Toothrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Nice.

                5. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  There won't be one

                6. Kellz86
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  89

                7. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  90+5

                  1. james 101
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Pen?

                8. Rhodes your boat
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  36

                9. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  32

              4. Nikolai Volkoff
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                This game could end up with any scoreline

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Sounds like every other game played in history

                2. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  If by any score line you mean 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1-1, then yes.

                3. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  It’s a game of two halves

              5. Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Well telling people and convinced myself to not captain KDB or Bruno KDB might have his minutes managed and Bruno might get his 5th yellow dont captain then captained Salah who also may have minutes managed

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Que?

              6. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I see Sam Johnstone is back in training again. Anyone think he starts v west ham?

                1. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Should do, was pretty close to starting yesterday.

                2. Garlana
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  He will as I've played him ahead of Martinez

                3. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  On my BB, so I hope so!

              7. yalala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Need Mo and Bruno to get into a fight like in ice hockey

              8. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Son owners in heaven with his haul.....

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  reported....

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  KDB unlikely to cover that, especially with a -4

                3. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Nearly gave me a heart attack. Just back from a walk.

              9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Why didn't Firmino see Robbo there, would have been in on goal

              10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ball subbed

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Clean sheet pts banked 😎

              11. Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Firmino rubbish!

              12. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                C'mon Bruuunoooo!!!

                1. GROBARI
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    0-1?

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Should have picked Robbo on FH

                3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Firmino fails to see Robbo again. Would have been an easy goal