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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. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 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 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

  3. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Fed up of hearing Zambian doctor lol

    1. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      but it is really happening

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What a time to be alive

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gambling brings in money / misery

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm PC. are you PC?

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Nope Mac. Never looked back.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      lol@FFS

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    7. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      THis

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      absolutely bang on

    9. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Lol :mrgreen:

    10. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Harsh, but true

    11. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 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
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    13. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        In error lol

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        cheers mate, all resolved.

        1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks, Ben.

  5. jammie26
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Tarkowski

  7. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So is Salah the Egyptian

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

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      D) BeBe

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I prefer Redmond in sandals and Pyramid townsend.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Haha

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      The Egyptian Fraud isnt funny but its the most fitting

  8. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What do the Amish and Burnley have in common?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Everything

    2. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Nobody likes either?

      1. Milkman Bruno
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Joking btw

        1. Milkman Bruno
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I’m sure Burnley have some fans 😆

    3. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      They both are dependant on Wood 'n' Barnes.

      I'll get my coat ...

      1. Marvin abides
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry, I got impatient.

        1. Pulp Minion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

    4. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      For heavens sake post the punchline!

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      They eat worms

  9. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

  10. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 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
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

  11. Jon Snow
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 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?

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Alisson is on pens

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This

    2. Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      imagine thinking these refs will give Liverpool a pen lol

    3. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Nah, Robertson 😉

  13. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

  14. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy or Kane?

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane

    2. Jon Snow
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  15. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Wood to score 3

  16. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Promoting witchcraft lmao

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah exactly. Scum.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Its ridiculous

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

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Hilarious if this is the case, lol

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What post was that?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 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
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Wow 😯

    4. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ultimate witch doctory...

        He made it disappear into the stuff of legend!!

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely pathetic.

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This one still works at least!

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

      Freedom to the people!!

    7. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        #freethewitchdoctor

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

    8. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Hot topic this :p

    9. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

    10. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    11. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  17. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      he is clueless
      wich he lose tonight

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Pieters owners in tears

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Klopp the new Fraudiola?

  20. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    FFS sold Taylor for Stones and captained Salah lol

    1. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Sloane426
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Just a virgin trying to brag

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brilliant move mate. Stones went really crazy this gw

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  21. asdf_1
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    i need a doctor

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      which one?

  22. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      go away 🙁

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      well done for taking the plunge

      how much rank gain?

      1. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers. Rank from 275k to 62k

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Well done mate great score

    5. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Piss poor 90 with Robertson and Martinez...

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

    6. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      Well done!

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

    7. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      That’s certainly a lovely feeling seeing Salah benched eh

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Saying nowt, karma and all that 😉

    8. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  23. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Wijnaldum will take penalties in absence of Salah I think

  24. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best kdb replacement?

    Have Bruno, Rashford; Salah

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why get rid off KDB?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Hear he’h out for weeks

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Son

  25. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes its all gone a bit Kobe Bryant.

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Too soon bro

  26. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Salah been subbed on yet?

  27. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Barca ain't a patch on Dycheball

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Last time Salah was benched they scored 4 before HT

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Salah didn’t want to play in the rain.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  29. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    hope Liverpool go 3 down now, Lowton hattie

  30. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Salah warming up for half.time