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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
    3 months, 3 days ago

    chances of Cavani coming on? Can't get a good enough stream for match

  2. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Game is opening up

  3. ivantys
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Martial potential injury, good news for united

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Reported

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salah is terrible. Even if he gets a lucky pen it'll only be worth 5 points as he will absolutely get 0 baps with all the dispossessions and shots off target. Maybe a YC for taking off his shirt again

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Agreed

        Just wants to dribble past everyone and keeps giving the ball away

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I’ve had Salah from the start of the season and I’ve been reasonably content but I think he’s lost his way over recent weeks and I’ve got rid of him for KDB this week.
          I Hope I don’t regret it, especially with the KDB rumours about him getting rested...

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        If he takes off his shirt with no fans there then that would be hilarious 😆

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Oh isthat why they do it? As a treat to the fans?

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            It gets me going

      3. ivantys
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Do ppl here rage at players for taking off their shirts?

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          What if he gets 2 lucky pens?

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I've thought this since he went to Liverpool and only owned him for 1 GW since, I believe. But it's not been working out for me 😀

      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Bruno gone missing

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          as he does every big game. definition of flat track bully

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Doesn’t want a 5th YC so he misses the second game of a DGW

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Self isolating

      5. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Imagine how unbearable Neville & Tyler will be if United were to jam a win.

        Yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck

      6. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Can I go the whole season without selling Martial?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          How low can you go?

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            4 mins

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

        73% ball possession Liverpool but tentative stuff so far

      8. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Shaqiri does a Kane ... but gets penalized

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

        Maguire has a booboo then makes a big block

      10. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Just sat down. How many Salah captain fails have I missed?

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

          You're the winner!

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Pipe down James, the band.

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

        United asking for it

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Can’t play any other way

      12. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Congrats double United and double Pool defence owners.

        1. GROBARI
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah,only 60 minutes left

          • Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Liverpool will keep CS & score a goal

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Bruno is a known flat track bully. Its not pointed out enough, but his stats are very poor agianst good teams. Penandes could strike though..

        3. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Come on Pep. Go and rest KDB.

          1. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            KDB need rest or else he might get injury

        4. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Salah shocking, casuals captaining KDB win again

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Lol. Salah shocking (again!)... casuals chose KDB. Yawn.

        5. james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          73% possession!

        6. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Robbo has been even worst than Salah so far.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            He really hasn’t

        7. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Shaw got into the Liverpool box and passed it back to Bruno who was much further behind

          That felt so wrong

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Shaw will get a warning at half time for going forwars

        8. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Salah is a terrible FPL option right now. I do not feel happy owning him whatsoever. FOMO, mostly.

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

            I FHd so I could have him for the DGW at Anfield but I'll be delighted to see him out of my team in the following weeks

          2. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Buggu'd

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Were you expecting a first half hat trick against a bus?

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I'm expecting someone of his price and pedigree to actually be a good footballer and be threatening, rather than losing the ball with every possession and skying every shot he takes

        9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Bruno has been terrible so far

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

            Bruno has been poor for a while and with Pogba taking up much of his role not looking as good as a FPL asset

        10. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Robbo owners the real winners?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Not playing like this

        11. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Thiago is the greatest player of all time and he should be handed the Ballon D'or immediately, no point playing out the season!

          1. GROBARI
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Hahahaha,again removed comment?

            • Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Clearly, just look at his bps

          2. Bob_the_builder
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Need to bring on Cavani to exploit the makeshift CB pairing.

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Bruno so bad this half

          4. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Robbo triple captain any?

          5. ivantys
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Pool CS surely secured, united are so bad here.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                United play like this every week! Just needs one lucky break and officials on their team

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Mc tominay looks the biz

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Robbo almost

            • Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Think Salah(c) was wrong.
              Gulp.

              1. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Never Give Up