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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
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  2. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Game is opening up

  3. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Martial potential injury, good news for united

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Reported

  4. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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 ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Agreed

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

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          It gets me going

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      What if he gets 2 lucky pens?

    5. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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 😀

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno gone missing

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Party time
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Self isolating

  6. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    Yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck

  7. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Can I go the whole season without selling Martial?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      How low can you go?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        4 mins

  8. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    73% ball possession Liverpool but tentative stuff so far

  9. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Shaqiri does a Kane ... but gets penalized

  10. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Maguire has a booboo then makes a big block

  11. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      You're the winner!

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Pipe down James, the band.

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    United asking for it

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Can’t play any other way

  13. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Congrats double United and double Pool defence owners.

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah,only 60 minutes left

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Liverpool will keep CS & score a goal

  14. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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..

  15. 272MK
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Pep. Go and rest KDB.

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      KDB need rest or else he might get injury

  16. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Salah shocking, casuals captaining KDB win again

    1. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  17. james 101
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    73% possession!

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo has been even worst than Salah so far.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He really hasn’t

  19. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    That felt so wrong

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Shaw will get a warning at half time for going forwars

  20. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day 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
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Buggu'd

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 1 day 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

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno has been terrible so far

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day 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

  22. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo owners the real winners?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Not playing like this

  23. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hahahaha,again removed comment?

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Clearly, just look at his bps

  24. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno so bad this half

  26. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo triple captain any?

  27. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Pool CS surely secured, united are so bad here.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Mc tominay looks the biz

  29. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo almost

  30. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Think Salah(c) was wrong.
    Gulp.

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Never Give Up