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. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pope on 11 points with 35 bps. Going to hit 50 bps today.

  2. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pope for President.

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn you Robbo. Please Burnley, please score. Particularly Erik Pieters

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Would love 3 points from anywhere to get me to 100.

  5. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    3 minutes Salah is better than all other attackers combined playing 60 minutes

  6. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    liverpool not too good at this scoring lark are they. How MANY minutes 😐

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mane wasting Salah assist

  8. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Think Trent should come off for Jones. His crosses have been so aimless, not picking anyone out.

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Does anyone actually have Pope? What an infuriatingly good keeper

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      My main ML rival has had him SHOCK

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Too expensive when one can have Martinez

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Please can you mention this to Mr Southgate

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        But Pickford has better distribution...usually when he fetching the ball from the back of his net mind

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yes I'd agree with that .... distribution seems to be an important part of a modern goalie's armoury. I don't think Pope gets much of a chance to play sweeper keeper though - Burnley are always penned in their box.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Mark does.

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yep a big cash rival of mine and he doesn’t have Salah, a 20 point swing right there if Salah bags me a goal

    6. Sean
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I brought him in a few GWs ago for the FUL SHU DGW, will probably move him back to 4.0 after this game or villa next week

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Well played Sir...!

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Has Salah been given a ghost assist like Bruno?

    Why is he on 4 points?

    1. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Are you a rested?

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Top bait

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Max baps already given

    4. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He got 3 points in the first game

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Combined from last game

    6. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Must've played your QC chip

  11. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Goal will come.

  12. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    At least Salah is trying hard. No points, but I'll take it.

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

      lol

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Salah even passing to Mané. 😆

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      desperate times call for desperate measures

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Desperate times 😛

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    WTF is going on with Mané?

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    The 21st second of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century just passed us.

    1. Tigers Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      And its my birthday today (but not my 21st)

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Happy Birthday!

        1. Tigers Time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers - having a large G&T to celebrate while hoping Salah gets a last minute penalty.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cool 😎

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Forgot 21st minute of 21st hour. Mate

  16. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Jamie Carragher loves over-pronouncing the word "THERE"!

  17. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mane goal imminent

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Why are you looking at that table while a match is in progress?

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I don't get it 🙁

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Oh oh yes I do!

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Could you explain it to me please?

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              It would be my pleasure. Joe's Goals Imminent table.
              There ya go 🙂

              1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I've no idea what that is. Thanks for the reply though.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Interesting. Joe, from FFS, has a table in the members' area called 'goals imminent', which he has used for years on the Scoutcast to suggest who might score next. It includes only players for have scored no more than 1 goal in the last 4 or 6 GWs (can't remember, not a member these days), and relies on shots in the box stats and the like. But maybe you were joking and/or don't care 😀

                  1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Ah. I never really ventured much into that business. I'm just here for the banter.

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Shout it from the mountaintops

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Alisson save taken away

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    How did Chris Wood end up playing football? How did such a talentless fraud pass through youth academies and end up in a Premier League club as a starter? Surely someone at some point must have realized hes not a footballer.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Did well at Leeds, a championship club. He's a championship player and nothing more.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same could be said for the whole Sheffield team

    3. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Why single out Chris Wood ?

  20. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    TAA is terrible. Even Wan Bissaka is better than him right now

  21. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Robbo CS points just flashed before my eyes.

  22. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Alisson for England #1

  23. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    God I would make love to a Pieters goal right now.

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Any hole's a goal

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Haha at uni it certainly is

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He'd have to actually move into Liverpool's half for that

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A man can dream

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Tom King didn't come out of his area, let alone his half.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Stranger things have happened already this week (I'm looking at you John Stones)

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

    firmino shooting whilst salah free

  25. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Just sub Firmino already.

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

    Trent is being destroyed

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I need that Zambian witch doctor's phone number!

  28. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    It is kinda fascinating what's happening to Liverpool.

  29. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is poor quality entertainment

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Turn the screen upside-down and imagine they are playing on the ceiling

  30. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Salah please save my season