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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. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    McNeil nearly doubles the lead!

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    There is no crueller fate than this for Wood owners. Miserable night.

  3. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Salah TCers In hell

  4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    So last stolen season coming to payment ?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I give up

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Lost the lead in my mini league with Salah captain vs rival with Pope!

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I wonder if Salah knows about this ZWD, and it’s playing on his mind

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He did some Q&A the other day and no one asked him about ZWD... How do these people have jobs?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ridiculous right

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sean Dyche did this on a transfer budget of £50

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Plus £5 for the witch doctor

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Goes a long way in Zambia

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo corner

  10. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Mane > Burke done

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool are done guys. 1 goal in 5 games. Liverpool players will be exiting my team.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      How many have you?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        None

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah and Robertson

  12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    At least KDB(c) outperforms Salah

  13. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    4 minutes!

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      < 2 min

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Value chasers who could afford KDB, Salah, Son and Bruno on BB in heaven

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    At least Salah's EO will be below 100% next GW!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Rightfully so

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      It's his effective points that count

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Embarrassing Trent

  17. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    here comes the Firmino Goal

  18. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Zambian Witch Doctor smoking some cigar right now

  19. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool looking to equal Brighton's 8 draws this season.

  20. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    well what do we do with Salah now

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Keep, he's going to score again dude.

      They have avalanched Burnley today.

      Just a bad month

  21. Alex_thekid
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Should have went with me gut Cancelo(c) over Salah lol

  22. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Aware its not going to be all salah cappers.. but the amount of lols on here when kdb limped off at 58,can't help but feel this is a little bit of karma.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      This!

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yep, thought the same thing.

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Karma is a btch. I love her

  23. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    TAA looks awful
    Mane looks awful

  24. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Barnes is adding to the Injury time!

  25. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    That sums up TAA's season. What a horrendous game he's had.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He's struggled after excelling

  26. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Blew it ref.

  27. jpizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hope the Witchdoctor got some good odds

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    What has happened to Trent? Been really poor.

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      One trick pony just not performing his one trick this year.

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Its the whole team at the minute, its a lot easier when the team is in full flow playing great football.

      Harder to play well when the team have dropped a level.

      Not excusing his performance, but he's still a young fb, will come back strong sooner rather than later.

  29. Cobain
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Joe triple captained Salah