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. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Does the Zambian witch doctor take all major credit cards or PayPal?

    Have a £5 contribution towards a Pope curse

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Bobby misses a Robbo assist

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    The Brazilian soldado misses a sitter

  4. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    So Klopp probably going to start Salah + Firmino in FA cup vs Mun

  5. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    FFS Zambia meetup

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Wood has 20 minutes to save my gameweek.

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Got him too. Don't think it's going to happen for us

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Get Minamino on for Firmino now.

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Liverpool look absolutely shite. And I couldn’t be more please about it.

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Close by Bobby's standards.

  10. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Liverpool really were just a 1 season wonder

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah who cares about winning the UCL and getting 97 pts

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jota walks straight back into this team

    1. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Totes.

  12. CloudSky
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Pope is really a baps hore.

  13. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Big Party at Livingstones tonight

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Handball?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Liverpool not Manchester, no pen.

  15. The Sociologist
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Salah sub appearance takes me to dead on 100, happy days!

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I’m gunna have to wait until Villa game... but I’m close 🙂

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Martinez to get you there?

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Liverpool denied another clear pen.

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      LMAO

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Oh please

  17. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    "Dammit Bobby!" - Hank Hill

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

    Liverpool 21 attempts on 21.1.21

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

      But none so far! VAR...

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    That's hand ball

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No it isn't.

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Its blatantly true that Mane and Salah hates each other. Really funny looking at Mane with the ball actively looking for any other option than to pass Salah through on goal.

  21. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Liverpool are horrible. Lol

  22. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Salah Effective ownership?

  23. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    A romany star lady in Newcastle told me to pay £5 in 2003 to avoid some bad luck. Perhaps I should of paid it!

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    How has CRY been defending set pieces? Trying to figure out who to put as first sub. In case KDB misses out.

    Put subs in right order:

    A. Clark (LEE)
    B. Coufal (cry)
    C. Soucek (cry)

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Shaqiri is an awful player.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'm sure he rates you highly too.

  26. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Pool handing the title over to City.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      United**

      21 in 21.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Not with Ole in charge.

  27. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    This KdB injury is a weird one.

    Maddison and Gundi in great form, but I don't really need the money to upgrade anywhere and hate it just sitting about it. Anyone fancy a punt on Sterling?

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Pogba caught my eye too but can't fathom having three united players in my team lol

    2. GS456
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Son?

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Already have him

    3. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Grealish Maddison Gundogan Pogba all options.

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I have Grealish, and undecided between the other three. But what to do with all that spare money ?!

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Son Salah Bruno Grealish KDB was your midfield?

          That’s the optimal midfield I was about to have until KDB injury. I have Raphinha as my 5th over Grealish atm.

          Rashford also an option.

          1. Igz08
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Soucek instead of Salah. Was gonna upgrade kdb to him, but our current form is awful

    4. GS456
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Don’t fancy Sterling at that price: I’d never trust him enough to captain him. Not at the minute

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        such a differential tho 😛

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      You have both Kane and Son?

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        yep

  28. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Clear penalty and it’s not even looked at. If it was United we all know it would be a pen

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Feed us your tears

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Come back to me when you get your glory

      2. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Let the flow hahaha

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No chance.

  29. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Peno.. hand ball!

  30. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Nick Pope is the best current English keeper by a country mile. Should start without question for you lot

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Well, he's a much better gk than pickford!