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

    THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD

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

      All leagues have cagey games.

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

      Thank god that’s Over

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

      It is for me. I watch Ligue Un sometimes and it is terrible. Why any PL team would buy a player from any team in Ligue Un other than PSG is beyond me. La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga are the same.

      If you want entertainment then you should watch the Copa Libertadores.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ever been to a game? It’s bloody nuts.

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

    Utd don’t want the ball!

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

    OMG Rashford stayed onside!

  4. fusen
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mane went out on the right and has basically barely touched the ball.

    Salah started on the right and had almost no involvement.

    Salah moves to the left and he's touching the ball more. It felt the same in the last couple of games where Salah has blanked, there is no cohesion on the right side currently and anywhere forced to play up front on that side gets none of the ball.

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      TAA is the problem

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      TAA has also stopped lately flooding the right side, I agree, it doesn’t look cohesive

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

      TAA is MIA

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      True. All play goes almost through left and robbo.

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He may be getting more touches but he's still been very poor.

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

    Owning Salah is clearly FPL suicide

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

      I've got Bruno too, double suicide

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

      I think owning but not captaining is at least the sensible thing to do

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

        Boring!

      2. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Nah. If you don't captain Salah you don't want him to score

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

          Could say same about, Bruno or KDB! Can’t captain all. I think we are waiting for the week where all 3 haul at same time..not sure it’s coming any time soon

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

      Glad he'll be gone after this week

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

    Anyone happy if this game ended up 0-0?

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

      Utd

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

      no. 1-1 is ideal with irrelevant scorers

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

      Very much so. Have AWB/Trent/ Robbo and ML rivals TCed Mo

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

      Robbo cleanie and then 3 each from Salah and Bruno.

      Would take that.

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

        Then triple City and KDB(c) to come

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

        Me too. Everyone has Bruno/Salah. I have Robbo, so I'll take the CS

    5. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yep delighted

    6. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Considering I have Robbo and Rash and my closest ML rival does not (we both have Salah (c) and Bruno) I’d take a 0-0.

    7. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno, Mo both over 100% and no defensive players so I guess I want 1-1 and Tiago and Fred goals!?

  7. GROBARI
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salah is the biggest FPL troll i ever saw...

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

        Hazard

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

        Mahrez

      3. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Zigic

      4. BeWater
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Mitrovic.

        • cheekumz
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          clearly Lukaku... check grav for evidence

      5. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This game needs some Salah to Minamino half time sub action.

        Grabs popcorn.

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

          Yes

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

        Zambian Witch Doctor laughing after you all doubted him when Mo scored vs preschoolers

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Who is the Zambian Witch Doctor?

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

            This guy said before the West Brom game that he got a Zambian doctor to curse Salah and make him blank the next 5 games. Everyone was laughing at time but he’s the one laughing now. It was his one and only comment on the site too

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I need to get in contact with this doctor.

      7. BeWater
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Remember when we used to wonder where the next clean sheet was coming from.

        • Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Some of the worst display of passing I’ve seen all season.

          Some of the worst offside plays.

          Shooting weak. Crossing non existent.

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

            I was actually going to comment that this game is a clinic on poor passing and how to be offsides.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Premier League has become the farmers league

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I said earlier this week that this would be a cagey match, anyone who expected anything else were optimistic and probably very disappointed now.

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

            I said this too. Hence not taking hits to get Salah in. Still 45 mins to go for us to look stoopid.

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

              Haha true. But 1st half pretty much what I expected.

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

          Did Shaqiri get hairimplants?

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

            Yeah

          2. Dirty Leeds
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Oh yeah. Big time

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

            Rooney-esque

          4. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Its a wig. Comes right off.

          5. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            He should recommend some to Mane too

          6. mrelpea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            He reminds me of Charlie Chaplin with his new hair style and random comedy gurns

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Regretting captaining Salah, but relieved I didn't triple him. Another Liverpool performance like this against Burnley and I think I'm done with Mo/Robbo.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Robbo looks amazing

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

              Fit af

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Some ML rivals TC's KDB. They are the smart ones.

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

          How is it that this joke Man United team is top of the table?

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            VAR mainly. That's it

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Pretty sure Pool look like the joke

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

              united far, far worse

          3. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Pfft do one

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

            won more games than anyone else, mainly

          5. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Agree - they are there more due to the ineptitude of other teams.

          6. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Officiating obviously

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

          I think we have been spoiled by Leeds games in this season, this game is not entertaining enough!
          Hopefully goals in second half as players get tired running aimlessly

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Imagine captaining Salah

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

            no, imagine TC him

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

            Wait he will score

          3. ivantys
              3 months, 3 days ago

              No, imagine owning him.

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

                after this week I won't own him anymore

            • Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Dumped for Sterling

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

                A huge risk

          4. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Liverpool can get countered so easily if we get the final pass right.

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

              Big if.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Not a big if, Pogba can make it happen

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

                Also Allisson

            2. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Final ball has been awful, timing of runs has also been awful even if the ball was right

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

            If Salah blanks at Burnley can someone please find this Zambian Doctor.

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

              12 point TC, an improvement for some

          6. ivantys
              3 months, 3 days ago

              How in the world is TAA on 10 BPS??? incoming 9 pointer haul.

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

                Hope so!

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

                He's playing a good game and is very involved in attacking.

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  You really must be watching a different game.

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

              Clean sheets the way forward, 4ATB

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Didn’t know CSs come after 45 minutes

            • Lethargio Alcantara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              TC Salah just not the right choice. Will gladly get rid of him for the rest of the season. Don't even care how many he will score against Burnley.

              '

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

                I'll give him next gw, then revert back to Son

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

                  I'll use his funds to get back Kane. Had to lose him to afford KDB.

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Lol bet you will bring him back in in a few weeks

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

                  Absolutely not. He's not essential. It's always a matter of how you use the funds instead.

              3. TOLV TUMS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                KDB has far far better form and fixtures this weekend. Didn’t understand all the Mo TC talk - hope he comes good for you

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

                  thanks, I was just bored and was looking for a player most likely to play 2x90 minutes.

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

                  Agreed

            • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              What a boring half

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

                Dump her

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

                  lol

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

              Zambian witch doctor just chillin week in week out

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

                Nice!

            • GROBARI
                3 months, 3 days ago

                "I'm happy with this result"

                -no one ever

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

                  I think you're confused

                  1. GROBARI
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Yeah,United is loving this result my bad. Worst club ever

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

                  The story of the Zambian Witch Doctor:

                  "I know a powefull witch doctor in Zambia, paid him about 5£ Salah is gonna blank 5 games in a row."

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/12/27/new-dad-coufal-starts-alongside-soucek-and-cresswell-as-lamptey-misses-out-for-brighton/?hc_page=14&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23058865
                  ----------------------------------------

                  "I told you all I had a witch doctor cast a spell on Mo Salah 5 game blanks you haven't yet felt the pain do not TC on the bgw you have been warned."

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/12/30/fpl-differentials-to-consider-for-gameweek-17-and-the-upcoming-double-gameweek/?hc_page=14&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23098402
                  ------------------------------------------

                  2 weeks ago, I was in the city of Livingstone in Zambia, and came across a witch doctor selling spells in the market, said I had a dark shadow over me and for 5 pounds would bring me joy, so told him Salah been causing me pain, the rest is history

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/01/04/adams-mccarthy-and-vestergaard-absent-as-saints-host-liverpool/?hc_page=21&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23143422

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

                    Oooh eeee, oooh ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang

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

                    So you're telling me the 5 games will be up after the Burnley match? The exact number of games I've captained him for. Spurs (a) (c) locked in.

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

                      Correct. The 5th and final game is Burnley.

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

                        Haha sweet. At least I can captain him next week in confidence then.

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

                    I will pay him 100£ to stop Kane and Son.

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

                      Don't forget James Justin

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

                  Liverpool should at least try and bait a yellow out of Fernandes so United might drop points next game

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

                  Micah Richards talking guff

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

                    water is wet

                5. Squires FC
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Ht whistle went 3 seconds early then just as mane was through on goal

                  1. Sir Edo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Yes, did anyone actually noticed that? Terrible reffering!

                    1. Squires FC
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Cant believe that didnt get mentioned

                    2. Dr Van Nostrand
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Yes Tierney is obvo in on the ManU push too. Getting all 50 50 calls and letting these joke offsides go for 5-10 secs

                6. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Should have captained KDB

                  two easy fixtures

                  wtf i was thinking ffs