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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. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    These pages are amazing, it’s like there are two different games on.. “Thiago is amazing”, “he’s useless”... “Bruno’s not doing anything”, “he’s running the show” hahahahaah

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

      the solitary comment saying Thiago is amazing was done sarcastically

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

        careful..

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

        The many comments saying Thago is amazing were done sincerely

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

    Robbo and Salah looking horrendous today

  3. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I think we already know this is ending 0 - 0

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

      Wouldn't mind that, somehow have ended up with De Gea as my 2nd keeper and we go again for Burnley as a Salah capper.

  4. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    0-0 all over this

  5. ivantys
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salah playing like a RW Aubameyang

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

      surely that's at least a YC for Fabinho?

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

        For a dive? It is a contact sport mate

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

      The quality of the premiership and the player's in it really has plummeted

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

        completely agree. absolutely boring

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Penandes dive

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

      Shaw had salah in his pocket

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

        Snack for later

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

        I thought that said Salad for a second, but Shaw's never see a lettuce in his life.

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

        Double team

    • GROBARI
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This is supposed to be a derby game 2 best teams in the league? Funny

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          LOL. Two most nailed teams to be out off top 4 last decade

        2. Fantabulous KdB
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          ManCity is among top 2, points just not reflecting that yet

      • GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Salah hasn't been the same since that Palace game. Something is going on with him

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

          Yeah. I decided to perma captain him. 3.5 blanks and counting.

        2. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Yes it’s that he’s overrated and the most wasteful player in the Prem. Shocker?

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

        Shaw very under rated atm

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

          Telles is a threat to his XI spot.

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

        This game badly needs a goal. Fizzling out into one of those classic Pool-United 0-0s that we all know and love already.

      • fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Salah now on the left where most of the Liverpool attacks are starting.

      • Monklane
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Shaq Attack

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

        Liverpool scared. Cynical fouls every time MU get the ball

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

          Lol

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Shaq is playing like a headless chicken as usual

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Bruno was so close to FK goal

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

          No swearing pls

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            UC what I did there

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

        Salah out of form and not looking his usual self, Bruno restricted with Pogba alongside him, KDB missing one on ones all the time, we can only trust the Spurs boys

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

          Bruno a whisker away from scoring

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Firmino wasting a Salah assist

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Unintended assist

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

        Salah just wants to dribble it every time

        Dreadful

      • ivantys
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Firmino is so garbage, shoots worse than girl

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

            Very inventive burn

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

              Very retro

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Firmino is a joke

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

          A SHOT ON TARGET WAS SEEN

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

            Salah assist too. Ugh.

        • Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Firmino loves passing the ball to de hea!

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Liverpool need to replace Firmino with someone who has his off-the-ball skills, but is a far better finisher.

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Like who?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Diogo Jota.

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

            Jota ain’t fit

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

              but hoes and tricks
              Lick on these nuts and suck the

        • BeWater
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Buying Jota as soon as he's fit.

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Flag three hours late

          • GROBARI
              3 months, 3 days ago

              The commentator says before the fk “If you asked Bruno where he would put the ball to score a goal, he would put it right there" . I think he will put the ball in the penalty spot

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

              Bruno playing some strange passes