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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Serves klopp right for benching Salah

  2. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I brought Pope in this week and don't have Salah. It's getting a wee bit tense now.

  3. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Awww Man

    I almost 3C on Barnes cause I knew this was going to happen!

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bruno just jumped from 8 points to 11. Wtf?

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Towers added to his bonus points?

    2. marcos11
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not for me it didn’t?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Was for a split second. Think they gave him the assist for Barnes' goal 😉

    3. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Life is life

    4. CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No CS point for Salah owners.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Joke right?

    5. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I own 0 Liverpool

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Genius

    6. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Klopp out.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not quite. But if he comes on whinging about Burnley parking the bus he should cop on to himself. More than one way to win a game.

    7. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well taken Barnes.

    8. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I am in tears. WHY DIDNT WOOD TAKE IT. I ONLY GOT YOU IN BECAUSE YOU APPARENTLY TOOK BURNLEY'S PENALTIES

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        You obviously didn't look back far enough. Rookie error.

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same and I own robbo

    9. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lmao Liverpool... what’s wrong?!

    10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      TAA or Robbo should now go and assist Salah

    11. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Liverpool hahahahahahahahaha

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Imagine owning expensive Liverpool defenders.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Imagine getting a bucket load of points from them before this game

    12. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Get in 🙂

    13. GGMU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      lost my Robbo cleanie but I don't care

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same here, worth it

    14. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think I might sell Robertson and Salah now.

    15. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not long til Ashley Barnes gets that England call up

    16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      P*ss off Robbo

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Another rage transfer out for me.

    17. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Liverpool are so bad.
      No wins in 4 games.

    18. ZEZIMA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ARGHHHHH Robbo cleanie gone!! But Liverpool gunna lose so happy days!!! Citeh citeh citehhhh

    19. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thank fook that ain't wood.

    20. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hate it. Just hate it. ML slipping away again. OR... can’t be bothered.

    21. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I thought wood takes pens 🙁

      1. MGD
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Me too 🙁

    22. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Couldn’t be happier

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This ! But united is shete 🙂

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yes yes yes !
        Pool again nailed to 5th place. Amazing next 30 years incoming

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I brought in Wood because this very site said he was on pens. I want a refund.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        There he is! Big man on campus !

        Barnsey!

      • yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Salah to Auba?

      • PremKraut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Clear handball not given.
        Clear dive given.

        Matchfixing is real and still nobody will believe it.

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Dive? You mean the Mane one in the 1st half.

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Very funny

        3. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Arm down by his side. Learn the rules

          1. PremKraut
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Didn't touch him. Buy glasses.

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Burnley 100% deserve the lead. Easily the better team tonight.

        1. PremKraut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          pls shut up

          1. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            It's true though.