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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Massive 3 points added for Salah(TC)ers

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      An I got even better 2 🙂

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Haha yesssssss man

  2. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Salah for love of god its time to punish my ML leaders who dont own you.

  3. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Salah on before the 60th minute with CS still intact, boom!

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      ay?

  4. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Here we go! Come on Mo! Just one goal!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hopeful

  5. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I need that Salah hat trick but still want Liv 3-4 Bur loss just to spite Klopp for benching him

  6. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Salah TC please mate do some damage !!

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Salah so close.

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Come on Mo !!! Im happy with brace !!

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    How many minutes added in first half? Chance for Oxlade CS point?

    1. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      1

  10. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Has he braced yet?

  11. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    That was the chance!

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Chris Wood please do it for me

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    More like it

  14. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Great save pope!

  15. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Magic Pope.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      England No 1

  16. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    How is Pickford 1st choice ahead of Pope?

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheeky smile

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Better ballplayer allegedly. Such is the evolution of football. Defensive mids cover poor defenders, fullbacks are wingbacks that aren't great defenders, in the name of 'entertainment'.

  17. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Omg pope

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    that was terrible from salah, has to go far post there

  19. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Damn you Pope.

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Great save Pope

  21. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Fantastic save from Pope from Mo

  22. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Trent getting in such dangerous positions but his final ball has been lacking so far.

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Mark knows!

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Does the church of witch doctors have a Pope?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Black magic

  25. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    A bit too slow pass

  26. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    That was fantastic save from Pope

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Amazing - did not buy that drop of the shoulder

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    open your body out and slot it home. lack of confidence

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      More like Zambian witch doctor

  28. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    This is why Klopp doesn’t rotate.

    He knows without his first 11, they just aren’t good enough.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Eh? Played exactly like the first XI have lately.

  29. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Salah looking very lively.

  30. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Power of the spell running out, Salah hasn't made runs like that in ages (15 days.)