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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. 2EyedTurk
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Rough: Salah Captain
    Smooth: 148pts (-8)

    That'll do

    1. BeWater
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Did you have Dias, Stones and Justin?

        1. 2EyedTurk
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          No Justin. Had Schmeichel on bench in BB

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        BB?

        1. 2EyedTurk
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yep, with 2 Leeds! But also Schmeichel and Lookman (!)

      • Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not a very subtle brag at all but great score

    2. BeWater
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Matt Lowton 3rd on my bench got double Salah's points. What a strange week in FPL.

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wildcarding in 18 and getting rid of Salah has seen me jump from 860k to 370k...take that everytime!

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          950k > 245k here 😆 WC18 BB19

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            nice one mate... weird seeing United six points clear of Liverpool too, a great morning for the race 🙂

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Thumbs up!

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wc 18 crew!

          2m to 750k

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            sweet

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lookman over salah captain was so obvious in hindsight.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Even Dias if not Stones. And had no balls to risk it with Antonio.

      • dsefton
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        wasn't expecting that as a Lowton owner!

      • Valkyrie
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Klopp after United match:

        'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football, is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack'

        Sean Dyche: 'Hold my glass!'

        Liverpool is doomed!

        1. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Klopp after Burnley match:

          'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football, is you play against a side with Ben Mee and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack'

      • ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        bizarrely got a 30k rank gain from that match with Salah C

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          + Lowton

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            There you go (+ Lowton)

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              only 6 points and lots of Pope owners thought would be red arrow for sure

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Aye

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        131 points before Pope bonus...

        Rock n roll

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          so that'll be 134 wild guess

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Bring it on BB with a minus 4 and WC, TC and FH to play

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Nice, 121 points here from FH so far.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Cool

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        At least I can blame covid and Zambian witch doctor!

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Why?

      • Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well who would have thought...Pope 13 points!

        I was sweating on 95 thinking that I would miss out on 100 with Pope and Wilson to go 🙂

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Nice

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Pope!

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            England's number 1...even if he does play for Burnley 😉

        3. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I was on 96 going into tonight with Salah only playing fully expecting to be comfortably past 100 🙁

          Martínez & Jack hopefully gunna get me there soon

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Easily...Newcastle were appalling last match

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can I come out from behind sofas now, no LIV in the team? Lovely, Wood = Salah = 4 pts 😆

        1. Valkyrie
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Well played, mate!

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Ta!

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Where's that Zambian Witch Doctor guy? Make him a Pro Pundit on here!

      • Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Charlie T, how could you do that to me?

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Has the Zambian witch doctor removed his spell off Salah now?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes. brace next game

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Season long wasn’t it?

            1. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Hes owed £20 for it to carry on until end of season

        3. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Captained Salah, staring at a nasty red arrow but even so - that was funny!! Taking the only side not to lose at Anfield last season far too lightly and paid the price. Well done Burnley.

        4. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 7 days ago

            As a non Liverpool owner and a United fan. Mehehehehe

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Kane and Son to put the nail in the coffin next week?

            1. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I hope so

              • BeWater
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Liverpool will beat us. Somehow they'll find a way.

                • BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Doubt it. Can see Liverpool winning that.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Can’t see it

                • how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  It'll be a jose double decker next week.

                • Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Son!

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                There is no skill in this game. I captained Salah and my rival played Pope and he outscored me

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  He took into account the curse u didnt

                2. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Just a crap decision by you.

                3. Uncle Gamst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  TBH Liverpool haven't been 'all that' recently

                4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    He is more skillful than you. Man Utd Burnley don't concede many goals

                5. BeWater
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Three points from Salah (c) and TAA wasn't really what I was looking for tonight. Selling TAA is a pretty easy decision at least.

                  • Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Well that was crud in every respect

                    Think I’m going to go invest in my own Zambian witch doctor

                  • Tomas_brolin
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Well that was pretty horrific

                    Went Cancelo over Stones/Dias and TC’d Mo. Only a Martinez CS and penalty save can rescue this game week

                    1. sminkypinky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Nah mate. Not even that. In the same boat and I feel gutted.

                  • Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Rob Holding still outscored Lowton over GWs 18-19

                  • REDMOND IN SANDALS
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      MUN BUR aRe DeCenT FiXtUrEs FoR SaLaH

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        So we're the past fixtures. Himself and Pool attack need to get their game back.

                    • Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Liverpool dropped to effective 5th with Villa's games in-hand

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Spurs AND Everton could overtaken them soon.

                    • OptimusBlack
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Robbo to Justin ?

                    • The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Just booked a flight to Zambia...

                    • Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Are loads looking to ship out Salah now with 3-4 tough fixtures until GW 24?

                      1. sminkypinky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Too many fires to put out. Zouma, KDB...

                      2. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Nah. Other transfers to do first. Not like there's a load of inform mids.

                      3. Jimmers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        A lot also have KDB who's likely out for a while

                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      What’s all this about a Zambian Witchdoctor

                      1. Nanoelektronicar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Poster from Zambia said that he gave 5 pounds to witch doctor to cast a spell on Salah to blank 5 gameweeks.

                      2. sminkypinky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Apparently he's behind Mo's five recent blanks. At least now on I can captain him with confidence....

                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Legendary stuff

                        @Mods: Can we get a witchdoctor section added to members area plz thx

                        1. Pompel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Will go down in FFS folklore now for sure

                    • OneMan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Was thinking of buying Salah. Having second thoughts now.

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      The curse has finally been lifted.

                      Salah (C)