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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. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Everybody's talking about our penalty taker?!?!?
    As if we would get ANY penalties in 20/21 😀

  2. FPL Focus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Well I'm happy just hope he doesn't do a repeat from the bench like last time!

  3. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Fed up of hearing Zambian doctor lol

    1. Bielsa Murderball
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This.

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        but it is really happening

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      So FFS delete light-hearted comments about magic witch doctors but pump out gambling and pyramid scheme articles on the daily...

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What a time to be alive

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Gambling brings in money / misery

      3. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm PC. are you PC?

        1. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nope Mac. Never looked back.

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I completely agree. It’s a disgrace. This site has become farcical. Utter disgrace to freedom of speech.

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        lol@FFS

      6. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Light-hearted comments about magic witch doctors that came true!

      7. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        THis

      8. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        absolutely bang on

      9. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lol :mrgreen:

      10. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Harsh, but true

      11. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The site is in the wrong hands, I am afraid. No wonder Mark is not a part of this business anymore.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Absolutely bang on. I am so angry. Useless cretins. God I’m angry.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yup, I am logging off for a while. This was supposed to be fun but the site has become a travesty.

      12. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It’s bloody mental. Everyone will remember this day. Idiots.

      13. RedLightning - January to M…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It was deleted in error and has now been restored.
        http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23058865

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          In error lol

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          cheers mate, all resolved.

          1. RedLightning - January to M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thanks, Ben.

    3. jammie26
        1 month, 9 days ago

        TAA back to form tonight, 20 point haul incoming. Who needs Salah (c) anyway.

      • Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Burnley will fancy a set piece goal with how small that team is.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Tarkowski

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So is Salah the Egyptian

        A) Obertan
        B) Aaron Lennon
        C) something funnier you can think of

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          D) BeBe

        2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I prefer Redmond in sandals and Pyramid townsend.

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

              Haha

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            The Egyptian Fraud isnt funny but its the most fitting

        3. Pulp Minion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What do the Amish and Burnley have in common?

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

            Everything

          2. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nobody likes either?

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Joking btw

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I’m sure Burnley have some fans 😆

                • Pulp Minion
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  They both are dependant on Wood 'n' Barnes.

                  I'll get my coat ...

                  1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Sorry, I got impatient.

                    1. Pulp Minion
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Lol

                • Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  For heavens sake post the punchline!

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  They eat worms

              2. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Penalty scenes after half time when Salah is in just imagine this thing can happen

              3. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Tough year for captaincy

                No point worrying about this DGW but it looking ahead, it doesn’t seem so straightforward anymore

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I've had Salah perma captain after his CPL haul and haven't even got an assist. I'm just gonna leave it on him til he scores.

                  1. mixology
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Unlucky! Of course I brought him in after Palace and haven’t gotten a return yet

              4. Jon Snow
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                got buried in the witchdoctorbenching frenzy so posting again. any help appreciated 🙂

                McCarthy, Johnstone
                Dias, James, Justin, Coufal, Mitchell
                Salah, Bruno, KdB, Saka, Soucek
                Vardy, Bamford, Adams

                BB is gone but lots of fires need putting out especially if De Bruyne is out for a few games. Will probably use spare cash for Kane in GW21. 0itb 1FT

                A) KdB >>> Gundogan
                B) KdB + James >>> Grealish + Cancelo (-4)
                C) James >>> Stones
                D) something else?

              5. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Alisson is on pens

                1. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  This

                2. Naby K8a
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  imagine thinking these refs will give Liverpool a pen lol

                3. Gazwaz80
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Nah, Robertson 😉

              6. Mr Frost
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Ferkin love Klopp, what a legend. (not sarcasm).

              7. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Vardy or Kane?

                1. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Kane

                2. Jon Snow
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Kane. Leicester players seem to be actively avoiding passing to Vardy

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

                Wood to score 3

              9. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                What is this utter madness of the Zambian Witch Doctor post being removed? What is this? North Korea?
                Unforgivable. We all know what you’ve done.

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

                  I genuinely don't get why it's been removed

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

                    Promoting witchcraft lmao

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Yeah exactly. Scum.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    What the hell are they doing. There’ll be some backlash on this one. Membership subscriptions down the toilet. Well done.

                2. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Its ridiculous

                  Are they actually wprried he might take buiness away from them?

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Hilarious if this is the case, lol

                3. Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  What post was that?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Mate. It was this chap who put something up, very innocent, a few weeks ago saying Salah would blank 5 weeks in the trot. He’s almost right If Salah does indeed blank and now they’ve gotten rid of him. Putin or Kim style.

                    1. Rash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Wow 😯

                4. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Has it gone? Even us Zambians see the funny side.

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Ultimate witch doctory...

                    He made it disappear into the stuff of legend!!

                5. Rolls-Royce
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Absolutely pathetic.

                6. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  This one still works at least!

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23143422

                  Freedom to the people!!

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

                  Hope they dont take your this post down too for promoting 'North Koreanism'

                  1. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    #freethewitchdoctor

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Hardly promoting it. Or maybe in their eyes I am. Something so fun and playful removed. Insane pirates.

                8. RECKLESS
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Hot topic this :p

                9. Mr Frost
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Is this a site for real people, or agenda? Oooooh I like rebellion.

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

                    Studs out biatches, we going on a march!...with VR glasses

                10. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  People might subscribe to him instead of FFS - Genuine concern.

                11. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Our Chinese overlords are very adverse to dark magic, voodoo, skeletons etc

              10. RECKLESS
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Klopp after Manutd match 'I trust my front 3, they will score'
                Benches Salah Firmino at Burnley

                1. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  he is clueless
                  wich he lose tonight

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

                    If he draws tonight I might start taking Rooney belief in Manutd going all the way seriously

              11. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Pieters owners in tears

              12. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Klopp the new Fraudiola?

              13. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                FFS sold Taylor for Stones and captained Salah lol

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    What Taylor to Stones got to do with you captaining Salah?

                    1. Sloane426
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Just a virgin trying to brag

                  • RECKLESS
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Brilliant move mate. Stones went really crazy this gw

                  • Mr Frost
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yeah you got one thing right, I got 112 points with a captain blank from vardy, who cares really haha.

                2. asdf_1
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  i need a doctor

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    which one?

                3. zon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I'm sorry for rubbing salt in the wounds lads but I'm having most jammy GW ever.

                  140 points with BB, Robbo left to play

                  Transfers this GW were Salah/Adams/Dallas -> KDB/Antonio/Stones (-8)

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    go away 🙁

                  2. ALI_G
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    well done for taking the plunge

                    how much rank gain?

                    1. zon
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Cheers. Rank from 275k to 62k

                  3. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Good for you. Hope you feel better now that you shared.

                  4. Bring the Cavalry
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Well done mate great score

                  5. Gazwaz80
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Piss poor 90 with Robertson and Martinez...

                    1. Gazwaz80
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      But hey, we’ll done, fantastic G/W

                  6. GloryManUnited
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Wow. I am on 98 with some good trannies myself. Kane/Son/Dier>>Mane(C)/Robbo/Trent

                    Well done!

                    1. GloryManUnited
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Excuse me...Trannies were Mane/Coufal/Antonio. I have those 3 left for today.

                  7. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    That’s certainly a lovely feeling seeing Salah benched eh

                    1. Gazwaz80
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Saying nowt, karma and all that 😉

                  8. zon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Cheers lads, overall comments much nicer than expected tbh 🙂 best GW ever for me so naturally wanted to share

                4. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Wijnaldum will take penalties in absence of Salah I think

                5. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Best kdb replacement?

                  Have Bruno, Rashford; Salah

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Why get rid off KDB?

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Hear he’h out for weeks

                  2. Jindaljain
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Son

                6. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Was playing basketball, just seen the lineups no Salah and want to lol @ my rival for lolling @ me for KDB (C). But I think I'll wait, know how it went last time he was benched.

                  1. Fred54
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yes its all gone a bit Kobe Bryant.

                    1. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Too soon bro

                7. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Salah been subbed on yet?

                8. Naby K8a
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  2019 Klopp started Origi and Shaqiri vs Everton in the league, resting Salah, Firmino & Henderson. Liverpool won 5-2.

                  Nil nil banker tonight then

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Last time Mane, Origi & Shaq started wasn’t too bad either.

                    1. Naby K8a
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Barca ain't a patch on Dycheball

                  2. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Last time Salah was benched they scored 4 before HT

                9. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Salah didn’t want to play in the rain.

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

                    In other news Ty from arsenal fan TV is now Salah's agent

                10. ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  hope Liverpool go 3 down now, Lowton hattie

                11. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Salah warming up for half.time