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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
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Trashy loads of space in behind.. looking dangerous

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

      Hope he nets one

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

      Looks anything but dangerous

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

      Offside by eight miles

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

    Good god this is poor

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Glad someone else has noticed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      He's been horrific so far

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

        Still on highest BPS out of all defenders currently.

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

      He’s been asking to be dropped for weeks

  4. Karhumies
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    First attempt on target in the game at 35 minutes.

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

      AND ITS LIVE!!!

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

    Final ball for weeks now ...

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

      Officiating has a LOT to do with their position.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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
        8 months, 1 day 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      So that means Spurs would be relegated? Just for context

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

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

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

        *aren't physically draining

  7. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Salah a bit more central now

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He's on the left

      1. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        ...a bit

  8. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      The only way United play.

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

      Unfortunately Rashford doesn't know the offside rule

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

    What happened to all those exciting games

    1. Euro Raiders
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

  10. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kdb cappers hoping for a Salah blank?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      No because I also have Salah and I love points

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Guess you love red arrows as well?

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

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

        2. Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Depends on the rest of your team.

          Not my fault if you picked all duds.

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

      Of course

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

      Definitely

    4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hoping for a KDB start for a start.

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

        Highly doubt he's benched

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

      Obv depends if they own Salah or not

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

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

    United wrongly flagged offside for the third time today

  12. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    The amount of unforced errors is unreal.

    Really poor passing.

  13. Sid1891
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Not watching

    No goals on this one the looking at comments?

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Ok thanks

  14. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Salah LOL

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

    Rahsford needs to learn how to stay onside

  16. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    They need to sort this late flag crap out ASAP

    Waste of time

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

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

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

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

  19. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Someone should teach Rashford the offside rule.

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

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

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Yikes

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

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

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

      That had goals. To call it decent would be generous

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

    This playing for minutes after offside is getting really annoying

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Rashford can't stay onside

  23. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Regression to mean

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

      Bus. No space. TAA playing dreadful and not supporting

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Theee season Wonder.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          How's it going mate?

  24. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    KDB to allow Gundog to take pens today?

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

      No, stones

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      KDB is still tired?

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hope so!

    4. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Ederson

  25. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Both teams absolutely petrified of losing

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

      One team is trying to win

  26. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

    Thiago must be the slowest player in the league?

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Maguire plays a different league?

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

      Don’t need pace when you have brains

  28. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      For how many games?

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        Nice work
        ...

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

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

    3. Party time
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Zambian witch doctor about ti cash out yet again 😆

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

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

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

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

        2. Party time
          8 months, 1 day 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
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            Juju. No one told Klopp about this?

          1. Party time
            8 months, 1 day ago

            😆

            “21 days ago”

            The spell is real!!!

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

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

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

      Unused to doing it

  30. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Nope McGuire is actually that slow

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      UHD Q crisp