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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    How has this opportunity to use STUNNED been missed?

    Even HAUNTED would have been applicable...

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      KDB lolers haunted...

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol i forget which ridiculous moment was it used for?

      Think mane 5 points haunting sellers or something

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Can’t remember either, no doubt someone else will but it was along those lines 😆

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        When Mane was benched (and it was expected)

  2. GenerationalTalent
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pain

  3. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Lol

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    If you got TC and BB left when is the best time to use it?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You'll have more mini DGWs in the future apart from the one in GW26.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        BB in GW 26 and TC on Kane or Grealish

  5. COVID-CASUAL
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Damn you Zambian witch doctor!

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Can't believe it but this thing might be real at the end.

      2. DavidMunday815
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He could make a few quid if Salah's stays on the bench. Will have FPL managers queuing up outside his door in the morning if he does!

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol salah.

      As a salah owner but not captained, do I want him to come off the bench and score ?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not if you have a vaguely decent rank

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I want him to blank, will only hurt my rank by a tiny amount, but still. Yes he is in my team btw.

    • Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Haha Christ, one of my truly horrid GW's.

      Might just hit wildcard right now.

    • lindeg
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mo Benchlah

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mane hatrick coming

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That's bad, that's really bad.

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I said it over and over again. Sorry for repeating but it is true. Salah never delivers for me.

      In all 4 hauls, he had this season (double-digit points) he wasn't in my team.

      I simply have to learn to ignore him and just play my own game.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sell him at half time?

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Pls do. I need him to haul to win my cup round

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        What chips do you have left Daniel?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          all of them

      3. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Im in the same boat. Got him in after that sub appereance where he scored 2

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      So TC is Kane or bust for me.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Will he have a TGW? I’m tempted by Sterling or someone.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          They will have a dgw

      2. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I think I’m with you on this

      3. BeWater
          2 months, 25 days ago

          At least you know come hell or high water the man will start the game.

          1. _Freddo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Unless he has a cold, TC him a few years ago and he missed fhe second game against Bolton (think it was them)

        • Il Capitano
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yup

          • ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That's what I'm waiting for. Let's hope his DGW (or dare I mention it TGW) is well away from important European matches.

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          at this stage i'm happy with Salah 1 pointer

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          One nil to Burnley here would be perfect. Non entity to score.

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            this but chris wood

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              no need for the but

        • Bielsa Murderball
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Guys, how many games is Son supposed to blank for? Anyone?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              That curse hasn’t been activated ... yet

              Waiting for the “I went to Livingstone, Zambia and met a powerful Witch Doctor....” post to appear....

          • Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Anyone else has Rashford and Salah (C)? That is 22.5m waisted 🙁

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Rash, Salah and KDB TC here lmao

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Only laughter will help.

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Still somehow managed to get 113, so it's not that much of a disaster.

              2. elwardio
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I have all of those plus Vardy.

                This week did -8 for Kane and son out
                Vardy salah in

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

              I do. And no Justin.

            3. tambourineman
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Try Vardy, Rash, Salah (c) - 32m for 13pts in a DGW

            4. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              o/ 🙁

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Ok. I’ll roll with the punches....

            Robbo mega-haul please.

            I’ll accept Salah on for a cameo as a trade-off My way of showing our Zambian cursing friend we won 😉

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Did FFS delete the original Zambian Witch Doctor comment? Link doesn't work anymore

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yes. Somebody flagged it for it to be made hot topic and they removed it.....

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Try clicking on the link. Doesn't work anymore....

                Had 30+ likes before it was taken down.

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Spooky gone, Hazz replied to him 25 days ago.

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

                Removing it is bad policy imo.

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              the plot thickens

              1. Rligudfootiemanager
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Genuine question - what’s the context and deal with this?

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Context is a Zambian poster posted about visiting a Witch Doctor and paid him £5 for a curse on Salah. 5 games.

                  This is game 5....

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

                  Someone in Zambia needed to do better in fpl and paid about 5£ to a witch doctor to curse Salah (to not score in 5 weeks).

            3. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              If so it’s a bit Chinese.

            4. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              The Main Stream Media (which FFS is part of after Mark was forced out) doesnt want the public to know that Dark Magick is very real.

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Hahaha love it. FPL Blackbox is a way more relaxed scout cast though, much prefer that.

            5. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              why would they delete it? They obviously hate fun or may have TC salah

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            cant wait to ditch egyptian aaron lennon

            1. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Don't compare him with Lennon dare to watch this game after half time

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                yea it's insult for Lennon

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              The Egyptian King!

              Josh King

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                one of the best english players ev'aa

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Lol he's danish

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Where you at Salah cappers? We feast!

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              hi

            2. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              KdB's return appears positively massive this week in comparison.

            3. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Meet me after half time

            4. AlternativeB
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I'm at top 5k arm. Has Salah cap. Devestated...

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Angry here

            5. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Imagine owning the Egyptian fraud

            6. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              So many Salah (c)s in my ML...

              Would a simple 1-0 without a YC from Robbo be too much to ask for?

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                If you mean for Burnley, absolutely!

            7. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Pool facing United in FA cup just two days after this game probably played a big role in the decision as well.

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I dont think so tbh changes were needed

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Ofc it did. Wake up

                2. Guru Mediation
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Does this view include Henderson?

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    No, he was needed back in midfield but has a knock

                    1. Guru Mediation
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Ah

            8. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I will not celebrate the Salah benching yet. I was an owner last time he was benched and I remember that rollercoaster well.

              1. DavidMunday815
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Just imagine how the witch doctor feels right now...

            9. tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Whose Liverpool penalty taker now - Mane ?

              1. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Robertson

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Mane is awful at them.

                Fabinho has a great record.

              3. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Shaq would be my guess.

                1. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Allison better than shaqiri

                2. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Klopp would've taken it before Shaq

            10. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Lads, I know we've not scored many goals but no need to change much

              kick it long, kick it far and rough em up

              the Dyche method!

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Wow first time I see a Burnley fan on here in 8 years. Good luck!

                1. Jellyfish
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  His username suggests he's a fickle Spud

            11. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              People should have taken the advice of the Zambian Witch Doctor and sold Salah 4 gameweeks ago.

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                gutted i didnt saw that comment till tonight

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  like a random silly comment like that would have made you sell him 😀 only works in hindsight

            12. Bring the Cavalry
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Mane EO 1% in the top10K, is that right?

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                correct, incredibly.

                1. Bring the Cavalry
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Huge differential. Means very little right enough me sitting at 280k but nice to know lol

                  1. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Check his EO around you here http://www.livefpl.net/local
                    I bet it's still very low

            13. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Who is Pool's penalty taker now?

              1. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Robertson

                1. Jellyfish
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I binned Robbo this week for Dias so would just love a Robbo goal as a goodbye gift

              2. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Prolly Fabinho

              3. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Fabinho perhaps.

              4. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                TAA

            14. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              So where is this Zambian witch doctor? I just want to have a word with him 😀

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Livingstone, Zambia

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  omw

              2. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I am from Zambia by the way. But not a witch doctor.

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  More importantly... are you a Salah captainer?

            15. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              So Salah got 4 pts in a double GW?

              1. BeWater
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Might not even get that.

                • You've got red on you.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  he'll come off the bench and get a hatty

              2. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Someone, please tell that Zambian doctor to make Martinez gets a penalty save on the weekend