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

    KDB mega haul coming up! Let's go.

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

      TC here!

      LFG

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

      I can see it coming. Salah (C) here

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

    Thinking back to that nice feeling when Antonio scored yesterday... now praying for a blank from one of my own players (KDB) and clinging on to the unrealistic hope that Stones rewinds back to England-Panama at the World Cup and scores twice tonight!

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

      Was hoping to make ground myself with KDB(C), Stones and Cancelo but he’s benched...

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

        I still think you will with KDB (C). I just wasn’t convinced after watching City recently (and worried about a rest) but I can’t say I captained Salah on form! Doh!

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

    Hodgson given up on Benteke? Striker issues for Palace good for City defenders and Hammers next week

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    All or nothing. TC KDB, send me into euphoria.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You’re missing the nightclubs aren't you fella!

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

        With you fudgy

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

        My mates kitchen will have to do

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          🙂

  5. KAALI_DAAL
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Stage set well for KDB now that Salah and Bruno have failed.

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

        Add Vardy & Son to that list

      2. Saïss doesn't mat…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Stage set for him to blank if fpl has taught me anything

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

      No Zaha could be huge, means Palace will hopefully be pinned in with nobody to relieve the pressure. Let's go KDB!

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        11 men behind the ball.

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

        Eze the danger man.

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

      Just remember it’s half time. This was the tougher fixture.

      I’m obviously a bit smug with no Liverpool as I’ve said all week they’re out of form - but can still whack 5 past Burnley (or draw 1-1 as I expect)

    • Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Is it so that Zambian witchdoctor has 4 out of 5 Salah blanks now

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

        Yep,

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          So prob 15 or 18pts for tc

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

        Don't think we can count playing against preschoolers as an actual match

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

        Witches ain't sh!t but Mo does tricks
        Lick on these nuts and meg Carrick

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

      Well with only Bruno from that game it could have gone a lot worse!

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Really need KDB to haul early and get a rest for wed.

    • Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      So the game really ended 0-0

      Well at least it wasn't the borefest the Manchester derby was...

      "De gea.... De bruyne..... De-rby"

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

      Gundogan seems to have entered my FPL team for some reason so hope he does something here

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I think these games are good for him this week. Getting in dangerous positions. Scenes if he gets himself back on penalties

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

          There's the reason 🙂

          Let's see how Jesus playing impacts him, could be more conservative than previous weeks because of that

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Salah C massive fail. Wouldne be suprided if he rest vs Burnley

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

        already had a 10 day rest from todays game

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

        He was rested today.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nice to see that Mitchell has locked down the LB spot for Palace again.

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

        Literally only positive of the gw so far

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Unlucky with the Fernandes chance mate. Still got Fulham to get his points in.

        2. Saïss doesn't mat…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          LOL!

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        They look more solid with him in there.

    • Shultan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Why did I not go with the flick & do KDB (C)
      Cant enjoy city match now what with that Salah blank

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

        *flock

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Fear factor has gone from Liverpool

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Their attack went from ruthless to toothless...

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

        Missing key players ... gonna happen. That said United parked a bus so they were pretty worried.

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      my rank is now 4,100 - hoping KDB doesn't go and spoil it lol 😐

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

      It will be so ironic if KDB goes ballistic. I was the only one in my ML who had him the whole season. For DGW, everybody in my ML has transferred in and captained him. And I captain Salah!

    • RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Wouldnt have thought Alisson would be man of the match. Guess Its Mcity title to lose but all top teams playing mediocre

    • ivantys
        2 months, 24 days ago

        So even Rodri is part of the roulette lol

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What happened with Zaha???

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        The Salah blank streak and zambian witch doctor spell is an incredible coincidence

        Has salah ever blanked 4 games in a row before?

        Fully exprcting a blank vs burnley now

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

          It's utterly bizzare and wants me to travel to Zambia to cast some spells

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

          He accepts British Pound Sterling too!

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            😆

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

          Never. Was always a prolific goalscorer since the U5s.

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Rudiger gonna take Zouma's spot long term? I think he was always ahead of him pre-Lampard?

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

          Until he makes a mistake. It's a fpl minefield. Get fit James or Chilly.

      • NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        KDB (C) here but as I was considering TC on him I am not sure what I really want from him because I will be knocking my head on the wall for not pushing the button

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

          A load of points Shirley?

      • boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Like I said all week. You don’t trust pep with fullbacks or wingers ...

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

          Or Foden

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

        Remember guys, every team rotates

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

          Jesus in goal next game

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah but the fraud takes it to ridiculous levels.

        3. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not every player does though...

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

            Very common with fullbacks though

        4. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yes. A lot of games where Kane, Son, KdB, Salah, Maguire, AwB, Bruno and Rashford don't start.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Kane and Robbo turning this GW into a red arrow so far

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        First rule of fight club...nailed on players for bench boost

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Interesting analysis on NBC showing how VVD/Gomez pairing missing means Liverpool are defending deeper and allowing the opposition to reset their defences with the breathing room they’re given. Hmm.

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

        So as a Kane and Son seller (for Vardy), a Salah (c) and Cancelo owner I will have enjoyed 0/3 matches today. Need a new hobby.

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

          Gardening is more interesting than watching an Alladyce team. Sorry, Ole team.