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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. Bolivian Seaman
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Liverpool have scored 1 goal in four and a half premiership games

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Insane.

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      633 goals in 5 seasons.

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thats insane

          1. michaelington
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            4 naans Jeremy?

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Honda loved the ad

      2. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Have you any Witch Doctors in Bolivia mate?

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        That's the best user name I've seen for quite a while!

    3. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hope klopp broke Dyche's nose

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Dyche looks like a scrapper to me, he would knock out Klopps fake teeth.

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I wouldn't mess with Dyche. Although I bet Klopp has a lot of fun pushing people around in the mosh pit.

        2. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          looks like a Sales Manager to me

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Dyche could rip his head off ans $hi+ in the hole.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Dyche would eat Klopp alive like a worm

      4. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Klopp is very much a 2 faced individual. Frequently charming with the media but a horrible piece of work with match officials. Hope Dyche broke Klopp's nose.

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Its ok.. as long as he says his snarky comments through a gritted teeth smile its all good.

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dyche would utterly demolish Klopp in a fight. Would pay for that PPV thats for sure.

    5. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Liverpool is going to come out in Bezerk Mode

      They are going to go Caveman on Burnley, 3-0

      Salah is in at Half-Time

      The wheels are coming loose.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        My thoughts exactly vs Soton, Newcastle and WBA. Didn't happen.

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Game’s betting for a Pieters substitute goal, 1-0

    7. Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Klopp and Liverpool have lost their heads here.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Don't wanna see red cards for weak flimsy kicks but the rules say a deliberate kick is a red, fabinho lucky

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          That would be the same for the Beckham-style retaliation then, no? I think a yellow for each would have been correct though

    8. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Klopp blaming dyche for paying the Witch doctor

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Please explain the "witch doctor" .... what do you mean?

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Read the comments since page 2.

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        😆

    9. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Has Salah ever blanked 5 in a row? Keep the faith guys

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Has he ever had a witch doctor spell on him before?

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Fair point!

      2. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Errr.... what about Firmino?

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No idea, not an option for me

        2. SINGH
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Firmino doesn't need a witch doctor curse, he is shite.

          Plus those white teeth if his will reflect any curses lol

    10. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cmon Salah get in,we need that 1 point multiplied

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Fair

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Klopp has some etiquette to learn from his peer Lampard

        1. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Easy for klopp to be a nice guy when he's winning. Been touchy a lot this season

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        393 mins without a goal for Pool 🙂

        1. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          75 goal attempts. Man City-esque.

      4. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Liverpool is still playing rubbish football, even better than previous few matches

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Need a proper central defense back. It's not going to change until they do.

      5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Klopp's experiment failed.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Liverpool FC?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Pep V 2

        2. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Time to revert to best XI

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I am surprised he did not start his best XI. Its not that they have a big lead in the league and he can afford to give chances to a few of his fringe players. But then, even his top players have not been performing, Tough situation to be in actually.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Not really, he's managing minutes . . . which is working.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            At what cost? City, United running away. His job is to win the league. Not be a nanny!

      6. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Are Arsenal in for Heaton, Leno backup?

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No, a goalie, who plays in Swansea

        2. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 21 days ago

            they just signed a back up

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He's not good enough to be cover, if you're talking about Runarsson. And Arsenal just sold their typical 3rd choice, Matt Macey.

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  what was the point in that then

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    It was a mistake, I guess. They needed someone on relatively short notice, and Runarsson came with recommendations. He was tried in the cup on a couple of occassions (more?) but last outing Tets went with Leno due to ropey performances from Runs

              2. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Runarsson is a f*** up, not a back up

            2. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Haven't heard anything on that recently. GK is needed, but no real news on who or how close.

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Freddie Woodman, been hearing these rumours for days.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Rumous, yes, but nothing more solid. I listen to Charles Watts every day, and haven't heard Woodman's name for a while, unless I missed it.

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    He has never mentioned him, listen to him every day too

          • TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Klopp doesn't seem like a very nice guy

            1. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Sore loser ala Wenger

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Everyone’s a sore loser. Wenger was man with class and morals.

                1. Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  whilst he pushed and shoved a manager on the touchline

                  1. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    twice!!

                    1. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Ahhh memories....

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              That's the most clueless comment I've read in a very long time.

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah? Cool story bro 🙂

              2. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                If you view it through your very heavily rose tinted glasses then I suppose it must be.

          • Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Dyche would knock klipity klopp into next week 😆

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He'd use that shiny head and butt Klopp's trendy glasses into 1000 pieces 😀

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Ja ha

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              To the dark Lancashire moors and back...

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Same as city last night. Liverpool will win two nil.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              City needed the officials ; Liverpool don't have that.

              1. Jealous Viper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Fabinho kick out begs to differ

          • BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Should be a red for Fabinho but VAR officials to scared to send off a Liverpool player after the whistle for half time blew. Cowards.

            1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              You can't possibly be serious!

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Anti-Liverpool isn't he?

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Anti-reality.

              2. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                rules are the rules, it was a kick out at barnes.

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Liverpool play in red.

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Cancels out the bruno assist

            3. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Never a red

              1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Never a bloody yellow. Never a foul!

          • Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would you rather transfer in Sterling or Vardy?

            1. BeWater
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Vardy.

            2. shearer9
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Pogba or Grealish? Also considering Maddison.

            3. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Who do get for KDB is a difficult one.

              Son, Gundogan, Pogba, Grealish, Zaha

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I think Gundo. Want Kane so not sure about both him and Son. Own Grealish and not interested in Pogba and Zaha

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Hard to see Grealish or Zaha in that choice. 2 pointers . .

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Of those Son

                (if not cursed?)

              4. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Gundogan for me as will allow me to get Son or Kane following week

              5. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Gundo or Son

            4. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              What was Klopp complaining about?
              missed most of the first half.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Dyche and his team of hackers probably. Words were shared.

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Was complaining about the first half

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                His team selection

              4. GGMU
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Kick off time
                having to play Sunday
                having to play next Thurs
                only 3 subs
                3 away games in a row

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  6 points behind and no win in 4...

            5. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Tbh I'd fancy klopp to win the fight, has 4 inches on dyche, seems fitter and looks a mental man when angry. #darkhorse

            6. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              KDB to Pulic for a punt?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Chelsea seem so out of sorts right now.

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Sorry Pulisic

              3. Dybala10
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Wouldn’t touch any Chelsea player

            7. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Salah to Pogba..... 😉

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                For a pint?

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  ManU are the new Liverpool...

            8. Right In The Stanchion
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Why all the homoerotic calls for Klopp to fight Dyche? Is a fight brewing or have we got a forum full of 40 year virgins?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                People are frothing because 175 points may not even be 150 after all

              2. Karhumies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yes to both. Those are not mutually exclusive options.

              3. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Says the 40 year old virgin lol

            9. Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Dyche spotted with a plaster around his nose.

            10. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Gundogan’s data is ridiculous.

              Would anyone opt for him over Son? (Taking price out of the equation).

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Logically no. But form . .

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                He scored twice in a row, that's the data people care about

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Shots on goal too

                  Or is that Cancelo?

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Punt

              4. Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Probably get both. Gundogan in for kdb

            11. Jealous Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Athletico just conceded. PK taken by Eibars GK- Dmitrovic. A pen playing GK would have broken the game this season

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Imagine Martinez on pens.

                Genuine OMG!

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Has he ever hit the bar or post?

            12. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Salah jersey...