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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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Zambian Witch Doctor - 5
    Salah - 0

    1. COVID-CASUAL
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If Salah hits double digits next game there is no other explanation but witchcraft

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'm gonna captain just in case. I've had all of his ZWD blanks.

          1. COVID-CASUAL
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I've also captained him for all 5 cursed matches

        2. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Salah scored ina cup game not too long ago. Or does that not count. Who decides

        3. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Liv are in a bad place at the moment and will not get any mercy anytime soon. They have done well with all their injuries. City collapsed big time with only laporte injured last year. Those injuries have taken a toll. They masked it up well but will need something else to turn this around. Liv in a battle for 3rd at the moment

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Last kick of the game

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Short corner time

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        At least I didn't stick to plan A which was TC on either of Salah or KDB, even though BB hasn't been a big success either.

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        TC chips down the drain

      • Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        58 all out. What a time to be dead

      • Ode
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Tempted to take my first -8 ever with Zouma, Salah, KDB in my team

      • yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        FFS Zambia meet-up

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Does Zoom have a tier for a 18m-person video call

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cool kids did Robo to Dias this week 😉

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        We blew our TC on 4 points 😥

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You*

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        26-6 in total shots 😮

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I regret buying TAA, but at least I saved 0.1 on Robertson.

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          35 more points though 🙂

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Brilliant from Burnley.

        Throughly deserved!

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Time to sell TAA, Mane, Salah, Robbo, Firmino

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          5 Pool? That's against the rules!

        2. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          3 weeks too late

        3. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Fixtures still look good after Spurs match though......

      • ZEZIMA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No wonder Salah wants out of this team

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He’s part of the problem...

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        People who didn't use any chip the real winners here.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thank you.

        2. COVID-CASUAL
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I don't think I am

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            *People who didn’t participate in FPL this season

          • Ode
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            This

          • Al Moon Yeah
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Not for me. Every player bar Bamford and Wood has got me some returns. Even Burnley defender clean sheet. I'd say my bench boost was a modest success.

          • jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Id probably wished I hadn't tbh.

            Zoumas no show means I woulda got son of the bench.

            Bb is effectively 14 from the other 3, with martinez still to go.

            Could have been worse tho!

          • Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Big red arrow says no

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          So glad I still have my TC chip in hand to be disappointed by!

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Pope go for goal you idiot!

        5. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Royally Dyched.

        6. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Salah non owners rejoice !!!!!

          That certainly feels like a big win for non owners tonight.

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Amazing

          2. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yep, dropped 95 spots

          3. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            YUGE!!

        7. Fer Fuch's Ake
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Would have love Pope blast that ball into LIV open net

        8. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          As a Grimsby fan who has adopted Burnley as their 2nd team I must say I enjoyed this. As a Wood owner it'd have been special to see him score the winner tho

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Well done haha

        9. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          can't wait to hear Klopp moan about United pens or 5 subs

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Or rain and wind.

            1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sergio Ramos?

        10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          The Zambian witch doctors spell is finally over. Five blanks! Salah(TC) vs Spurs

        11. Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Salah (c) has destroyed my BB of 116-8 all that had work for my dgw(c) to blank in both games dooooh

        12. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I feel drained haha

        13. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Fair play Burnley. Winners all right. Pope was class.

        14. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          MATT LOWTON THE HERO!

        15. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brilliant win Pope

        16. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          TAA: Best RB in Prem, probably Europe, maybe even the world, for a time last season.
          Now: Can’t even pass the ball 6 yards while under no pressure whatsoever.

          How?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Covid

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Young players have dips in form, nothing new.