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

    Trashy loads of space in behind.. looking dangerous

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

      Hope he nets one

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Looks anything but dangerous

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

      Offside by eight miles

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Good god this is poor

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I don't disagree but do you ever say anything positive?

      1. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Glad someone else has noticed

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Can't think of anything positive to say about this game!?

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

      Dunno what people were expecting. These games are almost always dire.

  3. ivantys
      3 months, 2 days ago

      TAA will magically end up with 9 points even though i hardly see him do anything.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He's been horrific so far

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Still on highest BPS out of all defenders currently.

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

          He’s been asking to be dropped for weeks

      2. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        First attempt on target in the game at 35 minutes.

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

          AND ITS LIVE!!!

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

        Final ball for weeks now ...

      4. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I can't put into words how bad this United team is; the fact they are top of the table shows how weak the Premier League is. In years gone by this United team would be mid-table and rightly so.

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

          Officiating has a LOT to do with their position.

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

          PL isn't weak. If that is the case every league in Europe is weak. What has happened (and will likely continue to happen) is that the best players are being concentrated at fewer clubs.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Ligue Un = monopoly (PSG)
            Serie A = monopoly (Juventus)
            Bundesliga = duopoly (Bayern and Dortmund)
            La Liga = Triopoly (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid)

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

          So that means Spurs would be relegated? Just for context

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Spurs are also bad. My point is how bad the standard has become for PL big teams.

        4. ivantys
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Premier league is by far the strongest league. Every team gives 120% every game, unlike other crap leagues where you could rest half the first team and still win games comfortably. Other leagues are more well prepared for European games as their league games are physically draining.

            1. ivantys
                3 months, 2 days ago

                *aren't physically draining

          • BerkshireHafawayline
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Salah a bit more central now

              1. COK3Y5MURF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                He's on the left

                1. BerkshireHafawayline
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    ...a bit

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

                ManU goal threat is on a counter-attack only in this game, Liv will score eventually

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

                  The only way United play.

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Unfortunately Rashford doesn't know the offside rule

              3. Traction Engine Foot
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                What happened to all those exciting games

                1. Euro Raiders
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  So different now isn't it. Goals at a premium.

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

                  Where did all the good games go? - Jack Johhson song, sort of.

              4. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Kdb cappers hoping for a Salah blank?

                1. Lev Yashin
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  No because I also have Salah and I love points

                  1. Royal5
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Guess you love red arrows as well?

                    1. Egg noodle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      OR is an overrated irrelevant stat if all you care about is winning your mini leagues

                    2. Lev Yashin
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Depends on the rest of your team.

                      Not my fault if you picked all duds.

                2. Londongeezaa
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Of course

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

                  Definitely

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

                  Hoping for a KDB start for a start.

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

                    Highly doubt he's benched

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

                  Obv depends if they own Salah or not

                  1. Royal5
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    True. Always a few in the ML that doesn't own him though.

                    1. Bojam
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      I don't and captained KDB. So yes. But if I had Salah then I'd be wanting points for sure.

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

                United wrongly flagged offside for the third time today

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

                The amount of unforced errors is unreal.

                Really poor passing.

              7. Sid1891
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Not watching

                No goals on this one the looking at comments?

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Dear Lord never read anything into the comments on here for Christ's sake.

                  1. Sid1891
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Ok thanks

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

                Salah LOL

              9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Rahsford needs to learn how to stay onside

              10. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                They need to sort this late flag crap out ASAP

                Waste of time

              11. ivantys
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Is Rashford aiming for a record number of offsides this game?

                • Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Do United need nursey to look after them? Go down quicker than a ..

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

                  Someone should teach Rashford the offside rule.

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

                    He's too busy haggling for cheese slices and an extra tin of beans

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

                      Yikes

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Has there been one decent game this week except wolves v wba

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

                    That had goals. To call it decent would be generous

                • Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  This playing for minutes after offside is getting really annoying

                • Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Rashford can't stay onside

                • GGMU
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  I'm never going to (c) Salah again. What has happened to him?

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Regression to mean

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

                    Bus. No space. TAA playing dreadful and not supporting

                  3. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Theee season Wonder.

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

                    His open play threat has actually dipped this season, the pens were covering it up. Couldn't captain him after seeing the three blanks beforehand.

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

                      It’s always been that way. He’s always been wasteful.

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

                        How's it going mate?

                • Nikolai Volkoff
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  KDB to allow Gundog to take pens today?

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

                    No, stones

                  2. THE KING CANTONA
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    KDB is still tired?

                  3. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Hope so!

                  4. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Ederson

                • Steve McCroskey
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Both teams absolutely petrified of losing

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

                    One team is trying to win

                • ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  I am wondering whether Firmino as a footballer should learn to strike the ball with his foot? Brainwave?

                • Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Thiago must be the slowest player in the league?

                  1. THE KING CANTONA
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Maguire plays a different league?

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

                    Don’t need pace when you have brains

                • Calculated Risks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  That Zambian witch doctors curse on Salah seems to be coming true

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    For how many games?

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

                    Said 5 games. This is the 4th PL game. 5th is next at Burnley.

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Nice work
                      ...

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

                      Surely he doesn't blank vs Burnley... though I said that vs West Brom and Newcastle

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

                    Zambian witch doctor about ti cash out yet again 😆

                    1. Bojam
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Who is said Zambian witch doctor? What's the story?

                      1. Calculated Risks
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        Said Salah will blank upto and including Burnley...has so far been true

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

                        A lad here who is also a Zambian told the Witch Doctor to make Salah blank for 5 games. This is the 4th

                        1. Bojam
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          Juju. No one told Klopp about this?

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

                          😆

                          “21 days ago”

                          The spell is real!!!

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

                  AWB can't cross. Apparently Pogba can't either

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

                    Unused to doing it

                • Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Does this game look a lower frame rate on Sky for anyone else? Like watching a stream

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Nope McGuire is actually that slow

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

                    UHD Q crisp