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Salah and Firmino benched as Taylor returns for Burnley at Liverpool

The Double Gameweek 19 benching spree continues at Anfield as Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) misses out on Liverpool’s starting XI.

The Egyptian is currently on a run of four blanks since his 16-point haul against Crystal Palace.

However, it must be said that his massive score at Selhurst Park came in the last Premier League match that he was benched for.

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) finds himself among the substitutes for Liverpool too as Jurgen Klopp opts for a front-three of Sadio Mané (£11.9m), Divock Origi (£5.2m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m).

Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) is missing but the Reds are boosted by the return of Joel Matip (£5.4m) at centre-back.

He starts alongside Fabinho (£5.4m) with Andrew Robertson (£7.4m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) fixed in their usual stations among the back-four.

The big news for Burnley is the comeback from injury for Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) who has been absent since sustaining a muscle problem against Sheffield United in Gameweek 16.

Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) and Robbie Brady (£5.0m) provide the width either side of Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) tonight.

Liverpool v Burnley Line-ups

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Matip, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Mané, Origi, Shaqiri.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Wood, A Barnes.

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1,889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Thought I'd messed up selling salah for kdb this week when Kev went off yesterday but got away with it.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      After the City match I posted that us Salah trip cappers still in with a chance. Chance wasted...

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yep.. only dropped 10k places despite not having a player in tonights match.

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    My -12 has paid off, yet I still won't even break 100 this week.

    No Stones, only Leicester player being Vardy & the Liverpool knobjockeys prime culprits, other than the manager 😛

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm on 76 with Martinez left.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy can bang for us next week.

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Hoping so. I'm definitely keeping him. Leicester are good and will create chances against anyone. Especially Leeds.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      It'll be halftime on Saturday night. Plenty of time left and second half usually has many throw away points from hits as they fear losing out in their ML. Captain's choice is vital.

    3. Jumpernot
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I feel you on the - point this week, I took a massive gamble and took - 24 this week. Im over 100 with 2 players to play. I did a similar thing last year and that's when the season got called off and it hurt 😮

  3. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Hot take

    2. Party time
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Livingstone is the happening place

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        There's so much vodoo there

        1. Party time
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Consider me going!

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I told the witchdoctor
      I need to make a move
      And then the witchdoctor
      He told me what to do
      He said

      Ooo eee, ooh ah ah,
      Mo’s fcked
      Never gonna score again

      An oldie but a goodie: https://youtu.be/TYgOlqinH7A

  4. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone have grealish and targett for tomorrow ? 🙂

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Jack & Martinez.

      Feeling bullish 🙂

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah, just Jack left to add to the 121 points

  5. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    In Salah's first season I refused to pick him. Kept thinking he was a flash in the pan. He'll stop scoring next week. He's on a lucky run. Stubbornness set in and I never picked him. Never picked him the year after either. Finally half way through last year I realised I'd never enjoy this game if I didn't pick the best player in FPL. Fast forward another year and I've captained him for 4 straight blanks. Cheers Mo.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I think the only person you can blame is yourself.

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Got no hard luck stories or 'could have done X or Y'. I never thought about bringing Justin or Stones in. I brought in Coufal and Antonio who did great. I captained Salah and vc Vardy. So no bad luck anywhere. Onto next week...

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Better post than just something about casuals always winning with Salah when he was firing or only casuals couldn't see that Salah was out of form.
      We make these decisions based on feel or stats. Some we get right, some we get wrong. I've been more in the wrong this season but it is what it is.
      Actually your post made me a little bit more calm after the disappointment after that match and Mo TC. So Thanks for that! 🙂

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        No worries mate. At least it's in our hands to change it next week 🙂

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          True.

  6. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So if Targett makes at least 60 minutes against Newcastle but concedes, I will be on ... 107(-8)

    Even though it's Newcastle, preparing for the inevitable.

  7. FPL Focus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Burnley defended easily Liverpool not really testing them, happy with that result!

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What to do with these 3?

    A. Salah
    B. Mane
    C. Werner

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sell?

  9. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Big night needed from my Villa trio on Saturday. Salah (c) disaster.

  10. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Good game from Burnley. No creativity in our team today, missed Coutinho tonight.

    1. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      And that Shakira is no Emily Hughes neither..

  11. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Morale of story = trust Kane (9) - Salah (4) Fernandes (8) KDB (8)

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane is the only player I trust with TC I think this season. Should have a decent dgw to come.

      1. SH1M1
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        The main difference with Kane & other FPL assets is that he's so heavily involved in Spurs' goals contribution. That & he always seems to pick up 3 bonus.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          An inform De Bruyne can be same.

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Got Antonio in for him and he got 18 points!

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Love burnley

    Hope they stay in the league, good to have a team like them in the PL

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      They won't be relegated. No chance.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      There’s definitely more than 3 teams worse than Burnley

      1. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I was impressed with them back when they played leeds

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Would have three Bournemouths instead of one Burnley.

  13. Saka_me_sideways
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Shall I play Adams over salah?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Play Keinan Davis over both.

  14. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling or Vardy

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy.

  15. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    89, 1 plater = Martinez left

    I feel like the kid with CCC grades and a place at Teeside Uni whilst everyone else has 4A* and is off to Trinity College, Cambridge

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      76 with Martinez left if it makes you feel better!

  16. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Where are the origins of the potential KDB injury length? Is it just the Mirror speculating?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      no eye deer

      wait for the FA cup presser

  17. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Besides that one succesful take on and cross late on the game I felt Mane was one of the worst players on the field.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Also Shaqira needs to pack his bags and look for something more suitable from a few floors down.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He had plenty of competition. Fabinho letting in Barnes. Barnes played very streetwise looking for frees and cards when he could. Proper striker.

  18. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Liverpool 40 crosses today. Only 3 successful
    TAA 22 crosses. 1 successful

  19. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Just done Kdb, Firmino, Soucek to Maddison, Gundogan and Antonio

    I feel so rich

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Chasers gonna chase.

  20. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How is he the top scorer in the league. I guess the ZWD didn’t put on the curse quick enough.

  21. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    KDB > Gundo seems too good to be true considering the extra cash you’ll have.

    But is Gundy a trap? Should we hold back to see what Gundo’s role will be without KDB? Is there a better big hitter who would be better? (Son, Rashford, Sterling...)