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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Most impressive part of the Zambian Witch Doctor was that it was right after the 2G 1A game for Mo. The ability for that prediction is insane

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Burn the witch!!

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      'Ability'

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Blind faith then 😆

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          He paid a witch doctor. Simple transaction for services.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Money well spent it seems

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Got to lol@the fool who spent £5 on cursing Mo Salah instead of asking for the lottery numbers...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Witch doctor not a crystal ball

    4. thericeking
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      what's this now?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Scroll up

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Micah Richards: You can't win the league playing as negatively as that.
    Jose Mourinho has entered the chat...

    1. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 13 days ago

      They can if they keep beating the minnows and get drab results against the big teams.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        as long as they dont lose against the big teams, theyve got a chance

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Hopefully Johnstone owners get 2 points for the BB

    https://twitter.com/samjohnstone50/status/1350537039888986114?s=19

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Two more than 0

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Nice spot!

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      God knows I need it.

    4. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Decent.

  4. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Uniteds cohnter is frustrating. Either the final pass is poor or the player is offside. Only takes one though, come in United

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Rashford can't time his run if his life dependent on it, this match.

  5. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    United are effectively playing with 10 men. Martial being the invisible man. Garbage formation by Ole, no coordination at all. Why not just go 3-5-2 with Telles instead of Martial

  6. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Salah cappers must be in tears.

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      After one half with three more to go?

      Settle fown

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        *down

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Second half 3 goals

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I am. Tier 5

    4. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I won’t lie, I’ve got the fear

    5. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Yes. Tears. Streaming down my face. How did you know?

    6. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      45 mins gone? Chill out kid

    7. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Not sure they really captained him for this game eh

  7. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Praise the Zambian Witch Doctor

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      It's not his spell anymore.
      Salah outscored the Zambian Witch Doctor against Villa.

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Snoop Dogg Just Eat advert is arguably the worst UK TV advert to ever broadcast. So cringey. Why have a washed up rapper promoting a delivery service? What are they marketing? Just so sad.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Because everyone in the country needs to get healthier ?

      Didn’t you know we have an obesity epidemic

      Quick! Advertise some fast food!

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      $$$

      Snoop is awesome though

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Snoop Dogg a proper money chaser. He will advertise or show up on anything.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        No doubt, but questions need to be asked to Just Eat executives who thought it'd be a good idea to make him the face of their company.

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I think it’s a very well crafted advert. They’ve obviously paid a small fortune for his services. I was actually thinking about the production/writing of it recently.

          To the person calling him a money chaser, he’s actually in a position to do what he likes creatively (or for money). He’s done quite a few collaborations in music over the last 10-15 years that are certainly not commercial at all.

          Like him or not, he’s an iconic figure in modern music.

          I’ve loved him since Deep Cover (his debut).

      2. Steve Chance
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Man looks to monetise his labour. In other news, dog bites man.

    4. Captain_Shirokov
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Boohoo

    5. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He's the high-priest of getting stoned, stoners love Just Eat (and food delivery in general).

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        hmm good point

    6. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      You’re talking about it...

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        But I will now make a point of not ordering from them

        1. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Maybe you are not the target audience.

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I'm a 20 something male, don't see why I wouldn't be

            1. Steve Chance
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              That's a shock. I had you down as a 9 year old.

    7. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Subliminal message? Guess they are delivering weed!

    8. Futile Tinkering
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Had to look it up on YouTube, they also threw a fake Tupac in there.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        I know, so, so weird

    9. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Not seen it. Talk is through it.

    10. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Don’t know why him and say De Niro bother, easy money I guess

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What a boring game.

  10. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Can somebody tell me why people are expecting at least 7 goals for a game to be entertaining?

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      5 is fine.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Generation FIFA

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Not true , seen many entertaining 0-0 s , this not one of them , so far

    4. cheekumz
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Some goalless games are very entertaining but those games have to provide something else... normally they are crazy displays of skill and/or discipline etc... this game ain't that.

  11. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Any leaks or drag team news from the city camp?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I hear Foden's wearing a dress

      1. Milkman Bruno
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Lmao I meant to write fresh. I switched from Apple to Samsung and struggling massively with they typing!

        1. Milkman Bruno
          9 months, 13 days ago

          😳

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Easier access for the leaks 🙂

            1. Milkman Bruno
              9 months, 13 days ago

              😆

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Great for soup.

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Do you like yours with croutons?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Pangratato

                  1. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    That can be arranged

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Smart choice

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Ala Klinger?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I don't know what this means 🙁

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            M.A.R.S.H ?

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I don't know what this means 🙁

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                I quit!

                1. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  I am familiar with this concept 🙂

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    Haha!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      RuPaul up front.

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Rashford is useless

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Most overrated player in prem. He should stick to lunch boxes and tax avoidance

      1. Milkman Bruno
        9 months, 13 days ago

        You don’t like united do you

        1. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          2nd best team 😉

      2. Captain_Shirokov
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Lmao

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Water is wet

  13. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What’s the WiFi like in Kenya?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      racist

      1. Marvin abides
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Racist Wifi? Nobody needs that.

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          touche

    2. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      High speed, and cheap too.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Is that in general. Is it reliable enough to work from home?

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      C'est ca va? Nah?

      (Savannah)

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Hello mate. Is that Swahili? Muzungu.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          French!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah just joking.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              No point. As you can see, I have no sense of humour.

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Probably good by the time the travel ban is lifted.

  14. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    After crawling my way back from 3m to 250k, I think this week (Salah captaincy and an iffy bench boost) might be another setback in this crazy season...

  15. Doctor Evil
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Hello Trent? Are you there?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He's set to be the highest fpl scorer in this game.

  16. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What was the ref playing at blowing the whistle before the minute was up. Mane was in.

  17. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Anybody has a link to original Zambian witch doctor message?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Which doctor?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Look back up it’s been linked many times

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Nope. Should have trusted that his curse is for real 🙁

  18. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Both teams taking this no celebrations things too the extreme. You can still score goals you know...

  19. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    SHUT UP MARTIN TYLER,volume switched off his damn facts and figures and utterly boring anecdotes on every single player is absolutely doing my head in ,for christ sake retire...

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      you sounded you may need a beer. or 5

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      This. Plus he fakes excitement any time any player from any team might be in - just painful

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Salah Captain?

    4. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He’s been a difficult listen for a few years now. Just rambles

    5. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I had to listen to Brian Kerr on the radio as I was driving first half. He kept complaining about the linesmen not flagging offsides immediately and questioning why they were waiting for the passage of play to finish. Guy doesn’t even know the rules.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Jon Champion and Jim Beglin are okay.

      I like Beglin.

  20. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I'm actually enjoying this game so far.

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Didn't you get the memo? You're supposed to just complain endlessly on this site.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        He normally does!

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Source?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Primary

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Cheering on the Salah blank before KDB misses three 1 on 1s later

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Salah captain, own KdB. I don't even know what I want anymore...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Goals

  22. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Liverpool dominating almost every aspect of this game so far. Score still level. Liverpool look way more impressive than united at the same time and that should still be true should United manage to sneak a cheap goal.

    Salah seems the safer bet over Fernandes if all thjngs were equal but they are not..

    Champ League around the corner a concern for Liv fpl assets especially with so little backup for the front three.

    So may stick with Fernandes for that reason alone

    1. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Jota due back in a couple weeks

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      If Mourinho was still Utd manager, he’d see this game as “being in complete control” and a travesty if he lost it.

      But yeah, Utd not doing anywhere enough with the ball

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I’m not getting salah again, such an arrogant bloke doesn’t look interested, don’t even care if he hauls

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Poor touch from salah

  25. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    FT: 1-0, Robbo A, Mane G
    You heard it here first

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Put a bet on it

  26. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Salah looking for the yellow

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Salah wants YC

  28. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What a joke. Maguire literally pulled Salah to the ground and gets the free. Paul Tierney shouldn’t be in charge of this game

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      United OWN the officials

  29. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Maguire is such a cheat lol

  30. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Salah looking for extramarital