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. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Wasn’t a pen. Just saying..

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Was 100% a pen - what part of the ball did Allison get exactly ? He wiped Barnes out.

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It’s a tough call, he got his shot off and left his foot for Allison to hit. The only reason I can see for it being a pen is because he may have been able to catch the ball before the touchline

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lol he didnt tough barnes. Everton fan

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ha ha ha ha ha

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Yeeeees !!!
    Loving this big time.

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thiago with the backpass at 4 minutes stoppage time sums him up. Another pathetic performance from the Brazilian Denilson. Needs to be dropped ASAP by Klopp.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Italian born Spanish international.

  4. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Season as a whole has been freaky so far. One shambles after another. This covid has thrown one hell of a spanner in the works. Poop badly miss the two centre halves, that and the intensity just isnt there with the workload.

    ManU, City and Leicester to battle for the league. Liv will need to get a result against Spurs now to survive a little longer. Who could have predicted it

  5. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sean Dyche crying yet??

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Zambian Witch Doctor warned y’all but some still went ahead to TC Salah

    1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Haha love it, this!

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    The true Klopp will come out now 😆

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      And it does not look good

  8. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Love watching ‘obscure’ dead teams have a good week - guy in my work ML has scored over 100 with SEVEN players.

    Schmeichel (vc) getting 34 as no Richarlison(c)
    Maguire 9
    Castagne 12
    Auba 15
    Mount 13
    Barnes 15
    Wood 4

  9. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Nick Pope my hero.

  10. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Crowd thought that was the final whistle. No pitch invaders though

  11. Charlie&TheLads
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Liverpool in relegation fight?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hahaha love this

  12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Barnes training leaving the station, all aboard

  13. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Pope owners unite 0/

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nice

  14. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Nick Pope!!! What a hero!

  15. tbos83
      2 months, 21 days ago

      What on earth has happened to Liverpool?

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      ML leader with Tarko outscoring Salah(c) Mane Robbo. Well, to think I was assuming making up 25 minutes on him.

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        *points.

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      With 0 liverpool players that couldn't have gone much better

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Disgraceful performance by Liverpool.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Burnley put in a shift

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Used -8 to do Kane(9), Son(5), KWP(1) = 23 PTS

      TO

      Salah(4), Chilly(7), Antonio(18) = 29 pts.

      Only 4 pts gained.

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        6*

      2. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        work on your math brother

      3. Ode
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Points are points

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Well, none of the alternatives I was seriously considering to Salah scored big either...

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      My defense apart from Dias: Zouma no show, Lindelof shows up once, Pieters doesn't start the game they keep a clean sheet.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It's the attacking for me. No goals in a DGW.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Oof, that hurts

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        😆

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Time to rename them 'Liverpool Nil'

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Robbo conceding has taken me back down to 99 points.

      It’s down to the night-watchman Callum Wilson 🙂

    • Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Getting Salah in 5gws ago & (c) of those gws for Kane & Staerling has probably stopped me from getting in the top 100k

      1. Alex_thekid
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        *3 of

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      All the Witch doctor Naysayer Salah Cappers Thoroughly Punished

      You Love To See IT

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Never in a million years did I see that coming . Mental.

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Be positive,egyptian sterling could end finishing with 0 points. So big 1 pointer from him!

      • Saka_me_sideways
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wow!... I’m a believer

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Zambian witch doctor wins.