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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Terrible from Firmino as usual

  2. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Carragher pointing out that Utd 'ONLY' playing with 3 in the middle as Bruno is playing further forward.
    How many in the middle for Utd normally Jamie?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Further forward than the edge of the box?

  3. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Bobby,dont shoot sver in your life

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Ever*

  4. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    0-0

  5. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    What was wrong with the ball tho

  6. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Firmino back to form now that Jota is no longer a threat

  7. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    And Salah is selfish, yeah right.

  8. james 101
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Robbo so open then!

  9. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Yeah Salah is done as an FPL asset. Robbo is way further forward and is 5mil cheaper.

  10. L'Aeroplanino
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Firmino not passing again

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Robo good defending

  12. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Salah playing very wide leaving shaq and thiago to do bits running from midfield.
    Doesn't look like hes going to be too involved judging from thr first 15 minutes

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      starting to think that Salah is sacrificable for Kane

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Yep same here, if he doesn’t impress over this double he’s gone

      2. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Starting to think som and kane for vardy and salah for -8 was stupid

  13. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford robbed. Klopp is in the ref's head

    1. Alton E.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      In your head too it seems

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Thiago is uselesss

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Overhyped for playing in a crap league.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        this

    2. 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Who is worst

    A. Martial
    B. Werner
    C. Firmino

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Werner by a country mile

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      easy B

    3. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Can i choose more than 1?

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Or even more than 2

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Werner is wurst

    5. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      All of the above. Their total goals add up to less than Son's goals.

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

    What position is Rashford in?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      ST, switching frequently with martial on the left wing

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks

  17. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford naive there, could have won a pen

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Then everyone complains that united always gets pens

  18. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Kane captains the real winners this week

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio matched him and still has a game to go

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      KDB will smash it this week

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Bookmarked for later

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      KDB to play twice

  19. james 101
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Do you enjoy the game more when you have 2 or 3 players on one team only, or when you have players on both teams?

    I have 2 on one team and 3 on the other, so am just enjoying whatever attacks happen

    (Or would if firm would pass...)

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Definitely depends what positions they are. Typically I won't play my defenders against my attackers, and vice versa, unless they're both premium options then I consider it.
      If I have attackers in both sides it's enjoyable, defenders in both sides less so.

  20. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Thiago bossing the baps...

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Bossing the game. So far winning the battle with Bruno

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Is Bruno playing?!?!

  21. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Who gets penalty first? I'll start with Fred giving up penalty

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Stockley Park would overturn it and give it to United

      1. Fantabulous KdB
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        🙂

    2. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Queue Bailley to sub on and give up a pen after 5 minutes.

  22. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Salah has transformed into Werner

  23. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Thiago's passing has been shocking for a while now

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Note to watch more games

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      A tad overrated imo

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Just need Salah and Bruno pens

  25. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Worth considering that Salah's fixtures after this are fairly poor. Could be the perfect time to jump off

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Perfect time to jump off was weeks before

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Who would drop him after 2G 1A vs Palace?

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Nah... That was 3 games ago...

  26. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Wheels on the United bus go round and round ....

  27. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Miles wide from Salah

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    May need to be ditching Salah and get Robbo back in as my only Liverpool player at this rate

  29. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Delete this

  30. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Firmino always takes a pointless extra touch when he's in the box.