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. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Really happy for Dyche after that tunnel incident

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What happened?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Klopp was stubborn

  2. Charlie&TheLads
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What was the unbeaten record at home for the Pool?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      68 games

    2. MGD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2017 no loss at home

    3. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Losing that record to Burnley is just embarrassing

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

    Can I be happy with the 3 points from Robertson and Salah to get me to 100?

  4. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Trent has been so disappointing this season, looks like he's forgotten how to pass

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thanks for nothing Robbo

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I feel sick 🙁 wood and robbo owner

  7. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Salah > Bissouma?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Only for a -4

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      nice

  8. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Going to have 5 mins Klopp time.

  9. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Fight is going to break out soon.

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

    Wait, was Barnes always on penalties?
    I THOUGHT WOOD TOOK THEM

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

      Wood takes but barnes won it lol unlucky m8

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barnes hasn’t missed one I believe

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Liverpool will do well to get top 4.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      At this rate, yes.

  12. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    WOW. This week turned my whole season around

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Same. Probably not in the way it turned yours around tho.

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wood not even on pens. GTFO! What was I thinking???

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How in gods name is that a pen. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. Serious investigation is needed into the FA and VAR. The amount of decisions that go against Liverpool and City and go towards the challengers like Utd and Spurs is ridiculous. They’ll do anything to get a title race going

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice bait

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He's not clever enough for that.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      City got 2 joke decisions against Villa

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Oh bore off with that nonsense 🙂

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What utter nonsense from the rose tinted supporter incapable of impartiality.

    5. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lol

    6. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How can you argue against that being a penalty?

  15. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Manchester wins PL!

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Delighted for Klopp.

  17. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    everyone bitches about Ole, but he doesn't bench Bruno

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He did once vs WH 😀

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Matip yc

  19. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    73 (-4) with Watkins to go. Awful dgw!!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That is pretty bad

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

    Matip 1pointer

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Matip yellow.

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You should get that checked mate

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        LOL @ your GP tomorrow.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What a -12 this week 🙂

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm on a -20.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Given my relative GW score I've effectively taken at least a -48

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      LETS ALL LAUGH AT LIVERPOOL

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Love to see it

    4. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anyone at a loss with what to do with their team at the moment?

      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jurgen Klopp apparently.

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hahahahaha

      2. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It's become slightly clearer that I need to get rid of Salah and Robertson.

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        o/

      4. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No, I’ve got KDB and Sterling stinking it up.

      5. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Leaning towards deleting it.

    5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        1 month, 11 days ago

        robertson ownners in mud hahaha

        1. Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes, it must suck to own the highest point scoring defender .

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Grab a goal Erik Pieters and I’ll love you forever mate.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Same

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah > Pereira for a hit?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Fleck better value imo

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Klopp has officially lost the plot.

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lolpool

      • Charlie&TheLads
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If only Keane was in the studio to make a statement about Pools performance...