Dugout Discussion

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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    KDB to Sterling if KDB is injured?

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

      If you want about the same(or even less) output for the same price range, then go for it.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I think I’m getting Auba

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

        This. Auba gonna hit form soon.

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'm doing whatever you're doing

  2. Mitos77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Any news about Kyle Walker injury ?

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Was that Salah getting ready to come on?

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

      no

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

      was wearing his billy goat no?

  4. Tim Canterbury
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone got any local witch doctors in the yellow pages. We only need 2 goals in the cameo. Just 2

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Better option?

    A) KDB ➡️ Son

    B) KDB ➡️ Gündo & Brewster ➡️ Kane next week
    (will rotate Gundo/Raphinha)

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

      B

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

      B

    3. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

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

    Miss Chance Pageant Update

    With Werner and Watkins leading the pack, and some nice competition from Trossard, Origi appears with a cameo halfway through the season! Bamford joined the competition as a favourite but has fallen behind our two leaders

    Who'll miss enough chances to be this season's Miss Chance?

    Stay tuned, but please don't smash your screens at their mindblowing performances

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 25 days ago

        KDB?

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

          On the panel of judges

      • Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If Origi had a higher ownership %, there would have been some insurance claims tonight about broken TVs.

      • Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        As a Chelsea fan, I would love to see Werner attempt a shot like Origi's 1v1. I can't remember any great chances from Werner ;(

      • afcblegend
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This is the quality commenting we're all here for.

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

      Salah imminent.

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Please Mo, no repeat of Palace tonight

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

        You’ve accidentally dropped a “no” into your sentence mate

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

      Salah getting his shooting boots on, 3 goals & an assist please 🙂

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Salad sighted. Cmon, gimme Pieters points too Dyche you dunce

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

        Timing

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

      On the plus side, if Origi hadn’t been a pratt in that moment and scored the goal, Salah would’ve had little chance of coming on

    7. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Salah will get one goal and an assist. You heard it here first.

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

      Final 45 mins of Salah vs Witch doctor

      Who wins?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        You're loving this witch dr thing

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

          Love to see it

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

        The question is.... in Witch Doctor parlance, is a benching at the start roughly equivalent to a “blank”

        Maybe we can have our Zambian cake and eat it

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          In the outcome

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

      Taylor down...

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

      Taylor down oh no

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bizarre, why not just get Salah on half time

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        *at

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

        THIS

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Psychology. The element of surprise. Cunning.

        Or it could be that he was in the jacks and not ready 😉

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Because he's managing minutes.

    12. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      So FPL has become a game of superstition and chance?

      This was not what I signed up for 🙁

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

        Always been a game of chance

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Always has been

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

      Will Taylor make 60’?

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

        didn't make 50

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

        Not even 50

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

        not even 50 🙂

    14. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Taylor off
      Peter on

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Love to see it

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

          Why tho?

    15. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Taylor owners unlucky.

    16. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes, get Pieters on. Better late than never

    17. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Faylor

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

        You’ve been waiting weeks to say that haven’t you?

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

      Stay on for 12 more minutes please Taylor!

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        GL

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

        🙂

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

      Dyche has a paving slab for breakfast, would destroy Klopp

      1. BeWater
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Klopp looks like he couldn't break an egg with a baseball bat.

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

            😆

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Dang, if this was an eventuality then if only he could’ve gone off before 30

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

        Taylor clean sheet locked in!

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

        Glad I did Taylor to Mitchell 2 days ago then

      5. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pope is such a great goalkeeper.

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

        Bring Salah on German idiot

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Takes one to know one.

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

          Not sure Salah would do much even if he did come on.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            On the basis of the last 4...

      7. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pope is amazing

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Brilliant