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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. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Bonus points again. Get in Shaw!

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      deserved as well. between him,Maguire and Alisson for actual MOTM

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Well done good buy

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I think Bonus shows this perfectly...

    4. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Agreed chaps

  2. Bolivian Seaman
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Does anyone know when the february fixtures are?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      February

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Here. Take an upvote sir.

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Ha.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I am on my knees for a KDB (TC) mega haul. Kevin, your time is now.

    3. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I called it right! I Knew Bruno would blank coz he is NOT a big game player. Hasn't done shite in any of the games against the big 6

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Mate everyone knew this. Same with Salah. Was always going to be 0-0/1-0/0-1.

      2. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Could easily have had a brace today... (I capped KDB)

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Milk out of nose

    4. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nooooooo Cancelooooooo why????? My week was going so well

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Played a lot minutes lately. Bound to happen.

    5. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Really need that Dias goal today.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        *Stones

        1. Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Either or both will do

    6. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I genuinely fell asleep for 10 minutes during that game. My own snoring woke me up (that happens a lot).

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        has happened a lot recently with some of these shite PL games

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      West Brom have scored the same number of goals as Leeds, Brighton, West Ham, Burnley, Fulham, Chelsea, Southampton, Liverpool and Man Utd combined this GW. I should have gone 5 ATB!

    8. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Any other KDB TC’ers knocking about?

      C’mon Kev...!

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Wish I had

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It could still backfire, but I’m slightly more confident now after recent results...

      2. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Yup

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Let’s hope he can turn it on then...

          Could be massive!

      3. AgentFern
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Me, I brought him as part of -8 taking Kane and Robertson out so need a mega haul from KDB

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          You certainly do mate 🙂

      4. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Yes.
        Come on Kevin!

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I’ll take absolutely anything!

    9. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Okay looks like the Zambian witchdoctor was no joke. He predicted 5 games in a row no goals and now I guess Liverpool won't score vs Burnley as well. Crazy! But a third consecutive 0-0 is in the cards here.

    10. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Foden owners punished as deserved.
      Cancelo owners unlucky

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Foden has not been a buy this season unfortunately. Great player but you can't guarantee the game time

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Judge Brosstan has spoken

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Foden owners punished.
        Cancelo owners punished.
        KDB doubters about to be punished.

      4. thischarmingman
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Team link?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          If you search for a bench boost team with KDB cap around rank 700k you will find me. Good luck.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Found it 😉

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              You have my personal info though thats cheating...

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                You should just link it for some credability.

      5. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        cancelo owners punished for owning a non-nailed city defender. dias/stones far better.

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Rubbish. Cancelo is nailed but he needs a rest. Everyone knew it would happen at some point.

      6. Vision
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Cancelo owners found out and caught with their pants down. It was obvious from Pep's presser on Friday that he was due a rest

      7. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Who did get MOTM in that game anyone see ? Just for interest

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Didn't see but maybe Allison?

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'd say Luke Shaw

        3. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Alisson, Shaw or Maguire

      8. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        All with cancelo hype ppl didn't notice zaha not playing either

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          That was rumoured

      9. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Party mood on:

        ☑ KDB (TC)
        ☑ Sterling
        ☑ Dias

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          you TC the wrong player. No.2 on the list is your man.

          1. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Could not TC Sterling after penalty miss

        2. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Sterling gonna score a few this game and next

      10. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No Cancelo 🙁

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It’s ok, as long he plays the second game

      11. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        was debating all week to take Bruno out for Sterling. In the end bottled it :-/

      12. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Zaha got Covid? Or injured? Or something else?

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Maybe he's finally got his dream move to Arsenal

        2. OrmskirkFC
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It's a transfer window.

      13. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No Zaha for Palace. May as well add the CS points for City defenders and be done with it.

      14. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Knew Cancelo is gonna be benched, not even disappointed

      15. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Salah (c) and Cancelo owner. Just had the mortgage on City to win to nil and KDB to score. Easy money.

      16. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Stones Red Card tonight please!

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Highly likely, I just brought him in

      17. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Ahh Cancelo ... get the rest now and play the next 6 that’s fine

      18. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I’ve stuck with him through thick and thin but it’s as though Salah is just playing in between midfield and attack and holding back. He looks like a 6m mid in fpl terms. Looks like he’s going to do nothing and promptly achieves exactly that. He may be gone from my team soon!!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Who would you remove him for?

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Personally I am considering Rashford this GW.

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Considering Rashford but I’m not that big a fan. Maybe a cheapo so I can get Kane back.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Wing backs are not pushing forward enough, other teams got wise this year

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            wing backs probably having to hold back as best defensive mid is playing CB

      19. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        KDB hasn't score more than 1 goal in a game all season and I'm not sure he's scored any from open play? Pen merchant?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Chelsea?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Oh yes wow one game from open play all season, incredible!

        2. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          He has scored from open play, just the once mind. Assist merchant?

        3. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Enjoy that big sofa

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I have him but think he'll get rested at some point and watched him play a lot recently and he certainly doesn't look likely hauling

      20. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        As someone who brought in Johnstone, Vardy and Cancelo this week, things could be going better.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I sold Pereira for Foden. Get back the queue 😉

      21. Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        A bit concerned about KDB's (tc) assist potential with a front three of Jesus, Bernardo and Sterling

      22. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        KDB masterclass now. Salah (C) here.

      23. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Zaha got covid or what?

      24. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Surely Sterling won't take another penalty right?!

        Guardiola on Man City penalty: "I think Kevin was tired but I love the personality of Raheem to try it. Next time he will score."

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Definition of insanity, keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            That's not the definition of insanity though

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Guardiola is a horrible judge of personality/character if thats genuinely what he thinks about Sterling taking the pen.

      25. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Owning Salah this past month hasn't been too dissimilar from owning Wilson in terms of watching a drab, dull team that never looks like scoring.

        1. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Thanks. Have just got in Wilson and Salah over the last two weeks

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Captaining him for 4 blanks hasn't been much fun either