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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. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Right, Pieters is on. Time for the goal to wipe that nasty Liverpool CS, my friend

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Charlie's hamster again was it?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Rolled ankle it seemed.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I've seen many names for hamstring injuries, but this one's a new favourite

  3. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    It’s come to something when we are celebrating a player with 2% effective ownership in the top 10k going off on 50 minutes in a game where they won’t keep a clean sheet

  4. Tim Canterbury
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salad’s taken his slippers off

  5. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I beg for Andy A and Sadio G. On my knees. Just this. Please.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Beg more.

  6. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Mane haul imminent

  7. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Can't believe these fools are still on the pitch. Just admit your mistake, Klopp.

  8. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Time to put money on Liverpool 2-0.

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Hope tark goes right through salah

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Why, you want him sent off?

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Barnes in Fabinho's pocket.

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Klopp and Pool supporters whining when in this very game we are all watching, VAR favored them as usual and let the violent acts of Fabinho go unpunished against benign Barnes

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Would be more effective if you didn't give it away with such obvious hyperbole

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        All my posts are like this...

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I know...

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Barnes was lucky he wasn't killed by the canny Brazilian all-rounder....

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Really like Robbo to Cancelo was the wrong move when Son to Maddison was the other fund-freeing option this week.

    Oh well, can’t win them all... hopefully Son pays off moving forward

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      He wil.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Massive reality check needed at Liverpool.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Duo inc.

  14. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah preparing for hatty.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      *hammy

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        At this stage i will take hammy

  15. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah is set.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      .... to give me 1 juicy captain point.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        every point counts

  16. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Come on Trent. I have no plans to sell you in the next 5 weeks or so, but don't get too comforfable. Plenty of others playing the long game who could find a spot in the team for the final stretch.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      No way you plan to keep him against Spurs, City and Leicester

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        On the bench maybe. Going deep this season with Saka, ESR and Gundog, I'll ave plenty of money for upgrades when/where-ever I need them 🙂

  17. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Finally the King has arrived.

  18. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Get him on

  19. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    How many saves is pope on?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      5

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    58 mins looks a good call

  21. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bobby and Salah coming on

  22. M00N
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Come on Salah hurry up and get your pants off

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Wrong forum

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I say, that's a bit fruity!

    3. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      whatever turns you on mate!

  23. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Nice by McNeil:)

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Haha there’s no way he meant that, even Ronaldinho doesn’t know that move

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Mane upping the tempo after realizing his enemy is approaching

  25. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Get up ta fk Origi.

  26. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bobby for only goal and max baps please

  27. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    KdB out for?

    A) Maddison

    B) Gundogan

    1. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B

  28. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Better not sub out Mane fake teeth.

  29. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    what is Oxlade good at?

    Growing a beard? Can't pass, can't shoot, can't tackle

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Step dancing

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Incredible tekkerz

    2. Tigers Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Taking wages under false pretences

  30. Matjes_taet
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Salah subbed in for his hattie.