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. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A tale of two goalkeepers

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      And managers...

      No 13 point lead

  2. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Firmino is the poor man's Heskey

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Liverpool have a proud history of crap non scoring strikers that their deluded fans somehow still rate highly. Dirk Kuyt another example.

  3. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Was effective ownership always as prevalent as it is now. Don't remember in the early days not wanting my players to score.

    1. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yeah hate this

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ruins the game. Ignorance is bliss.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You always want your players to score.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No one is actually 100% owned

        1. CloudSky
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Captaincy makes it possible for players to have over 100% "ownership".

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            But not really

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Find out what effective ownership is first 😉

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Depending if you want to obsess about top 0.001% out of 7 million players

            GOAL

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Uh, no. if everyone in your ML captains a player you own, but haven't captained, you will lose ground to them for every point the player scores. That's effective ownership. It's the same principle on a larger scale.

        3. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Salah 120 percent in top 10 K

      2. CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not true if rank matters to you at all.

      3. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not at all, i.e. this week Bruno scoring lost me places even tho I have him

    4. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Game used to have 3 million players and 1/3 of them had given up by gameweek 4.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Top 10k meant nothing back then

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Always the case just numbers weren’t as well publicised.

    6. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, it definitely wasn’t.

      I get that people follow it, but I try my best to avoid it unless it’s a direct ML rival who has someone captained

    7. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's just a generalized version of the good old "I don't want that player to score because my main ML rival captained him" which was always part of the game..

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I guess but for me rank is everything.

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So funny to me (not even a Liverpool fan) that people complain Liverpool get too many pens.

    If where I just checked is right, they were awarded 5 in the league last year, nowhere near the most.....

    Which was United. With FOURTEEN

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      We own VAR.

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      🙂

    3. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      All of man United's penalties were penalties. What about all of Liverpool's offside goals two years ago?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Weeere they though?

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bruno standing on the opponents leg and falling down was a clear pen. Yes.

        1. Mr Frost
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          OK that one against Southampton was lucky I agree

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      United are the club of the Illuminati. Some sick occult stuff going on in that club - have you seen their mascot!!

      1. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Hahaha witch doctor new mascot

  5. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So based on zwd, now that the curse will be 9ver after this game we should all be getting salah in the team?

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lol

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      in all seriousness the guy is finished. moving him on the first opportunity i can

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The doctor or Salah?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          salah

        2. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Lmao

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Sean Dyche is not joking around

  7. Charlie&TheLads
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wait...did Salah start from the bench?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A blank's a blank

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Came off it

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Klopp focusing on cups with City walking the league.

      1. Charlie&TheLads
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lol

  8. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    this has got last minute pen for Liv written all over it

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pope will save it

  9. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I'd love to be in the VAR booth when clear and obvious fouls are just dismissed. Do they know we see the same footage?

  10. Sean
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RIP to the Salah KDB Bruno trinity

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This week!

    2. gogs67
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just checking back there and I haven't had all three in my team at the same time at all this season
        Think the prices put me off

      • Dash4
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Maddison, stones , Antonio the new Trinity.
          ,

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A cheeky Burnley goal would come in handy

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          By Wood, so Ben Davies can stop complaining

        2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Erik Pieters. I’m praying for it. Everything crossed.

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I just wired another tenner to the ZWD. Salah curse continues for another 5 weeks. Price has doubled.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Any reason not to do KDB to Gundo with my FT?

        Certainly frees a helluva lot of funds that can then be used to get Kane (for Bamford perhaps, or Watkins - though I just got him)

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Madisson?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Maybe... patchy player though, more expensive, plus leaves me with only 2 city defenders.

        2. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Would do it if I didn't have Kane already

      • STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cmon Burnley

      • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Poor is a machine lol

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Burnley penalty would go down beautifully anytime soon

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Who would take it? Barnes?

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Wood is the penalty taker

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Me: Salah captain
        Rival: Pope

        Lol

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pool is not poor since Salah joined the fight. Burnley is just defending like their life depends on it.

        It's a whirlwind of action.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No chance of a Wood or Pieters goal right?

        1. Dash4
            1 month, 8 days ago

            My cup rival has Lowton so a 90 minute winner is obvious.

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Liverpool constantly trying to cross and now lumping long balls from defence up to mane and salah

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Won them the league last season

        3. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Too soon to get rid of Salah as we don't know if zwd will be paid another 5£?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            He said no

        4. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pope is so much better than Pickford and only one person can’t see it

          1. Lanley Staurel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Totally agree. Just a level above Pickford.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A level?

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I can

          3. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Problem is we have no idea if he can play with his feet under pressure

          4. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            God. Because we are all equals in his eyes.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              OR HER

        5. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Remind me which Championship club did Liverpool sign Thiago from?

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            this. the guy is painfully average.

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            What did he do wrong? People so quick to criticise pool players if they don’t set the league on fire

            1. Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Slows the game down, misplaced passes, not a good fit. Nothing to do with him being a Pool player why even say that??

        6. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Everton fan here but hope pool score here

          Deserve the title more than varchester utd and city

          1. ZEZIMA
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Varchester won't win the league for another decade

          2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            There is no way you're an Everton fan. You're not fooling anybody.

            1. Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              This

          3. Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Oh shut up. Pool have been crap all season, why do they deserve it?

        7. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          What a horrid game.

        8. Lovren an elevator
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You've gotta hand it to Burnley, their defending is almost flawless

        9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          penalty

        10. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          burnley pen

        11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Burnley Pen

        12. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Burnley defence very solid. Salah looks like a man who'll try and buy a penalty cos there's no other way through.