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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. sovietrockettes
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Zambian witch doctor was paid “about five pounds”, sounds like the spell runs out before full time and Salah hauls off the bench......

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Expect this post to get deleted by the scum.

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    On 115-4. Now Mane and Robbo to make for Salah(C) fail.

  3. Athletico Underachieving
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Martinez
      Stones, cancelo, couf, Dallas, targett
      Bruno, son, madders, soucek, KDB
      Watkins Wilson Kane

      Madness to go KDB - gundo to allow Kane and vardy up top for a few weeks? Soucek to grealish/zaha planned after due to weak mid

    • Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      What would be considered a good rank now if aiming for top 50k come end of the season?

      1. jammie26
          5 months, 1 day ago

          1st?

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            The worst

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          This season, top 100k seems reasonable

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I'm aiming for the flaming top 1 million at the rate

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          We're only half way through. Still plenty of time to make up ground.

      2. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Can someone explain the Zambian witch doctor? Feel like I have missed something?

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          This

        2. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          You need time machine

          1. Party time
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Hahahahaha

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Its been memory holed, unlucky mate

          3. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            He is now employed in the Liverpool staff.

          4. LikeItLoveIt
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 23 hours ago

            Same

        3. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          You know what will cap this off perfectly?

          Salah missing a penalty after coming on in the second half

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            That would be the cherry on the top!

          2. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Won't happen. Sterling's already opened that can of worms

        4. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          After failed KDB triple captain from yesterday this Salah benching is the best think I could have hoped for.

          1. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Till halftime

        5. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Please tell me someone has a screenshot of the Zambian wizard post!

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Has anyone got a link to the original comment still? Trying to find out what happened to it.

            1. I am become Marvin
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Better hurry up dude, the mob is getting rowdy.

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                I have no idea why it would be deleted. Once I get a link to it I should be able to get it back, otherwise I'm pretty stuck.
                Thought it was great!

                  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Hero. We ride again

                  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    £1 a game, or set rate?

                1. I am become Marvin
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  G40STEVE posted it on page 1 of this article.

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Just find out who of the mods TCd Salah this week 😉

            2. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              It magically disappeared... Could be out of our hands if you're as cluesless as we are

            3. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Hazz has posted a few times but the link doesn't work for me, has the post been deleted?

            4. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Nothing harmful at all and you lot take it down. I hate you.

        6. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Lusaka Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 1 day ago

          the post is funny

          the username is funnier

          the fact it came true is hilarious

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            It hasn’t come true yet Steve, the match hasn’t been played yet.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 1 day ago

              delusional salah owner ^

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Who doesn’t own Salah Steve?

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              U still dont believe then

        8. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          OMG aliens are flying over Anfield and are taking Origi home.

          Salah starts!!!

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            😆

        9. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Ha, ah ha, a hahahahaha... at least I have Taylor playing and can be sure of Salah coming on later. Of course I won't get the 17 point haul from his last benching, this will be a 10' cameo and a clumsy yellow probably.

        10. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Will the Zambian Witch Doctors posts now be put behind a pay wall or patreon?

          It’s the new FPL way after all...

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            LOL

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

            This!!

        11. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          If the witch doctor is real, and it works, how much do I need to pay him to make sure all my players score?

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

            Just a fiver, he is dirt cheap. Son is the next to cursed, avoid at all costs.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            You cant use dark magic for good.

          3. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            You reported me for having multiple fpl teams years ago because one of them was third in the world after 4 gameweeks. Get bent ass!

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

              Cheaters get what they deserve

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Well, it would of been nice to take it on and try and win it though.

            2. EVILFUK
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              It wasn't Hutton DressedasLahm, it was this vandervaart guy, sorry Hutton DressedasLahm lol

        12. Saka_me_sideways
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Just got Sky Q installed. UHD does NOT do Sean Dyche any favours!

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I told the witch doctor I capped Mo Salah too...

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Which doctor?

              1. KAALI_DAAL
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Witch doctor

                  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    What doctor?

              2. JeGro
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
                Salah Salah, bing bang

            2. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              So is Fantasy football hub or fix any good?

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                I imagine it's easier to hold a conversation with pages whizzing along. That's why I quit, why I quit posting on here in the first place, I get sick of chatting to someone just for the page to move and then you cba to try and make an individual connection with anyone so what's the point lol.

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah it's pretty awkward. Could maybe use an update

                2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  No new members would help
                  Pages just fly on matchday mornings with nobody offering any help, just question after question, then re posting the same question because it’s on the last page..... and so on

              2. BeWater
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  I signed up to both for the first time this year. I get more use out of FFFix but the articles on FF Hub and the team reveals are good.

                  1. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Cool. You come here to chat only?

                    1. BeWater
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Some of the chat here is decent and makes me laugh.

                      • EVILFUK
                        • 11 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Well, talk about football. Discuss opinions in detail. It's impossible to reply to everyone these days when you're on and make a good answer for them.

                • EVILFUK
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Any other Mane owners out there?

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes - and captain so keeping fingers crossed for couple of returns

                  2. Threat Level Midnight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes and captain with Robbo and TAA

                  3. EVILFUK
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Nearly Captained but went for Vardy in the end, never mind. Just nice to be in the minority owning tonight.

                    1. Threat Level Midnight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes sir! Here we go!

                      1. EVILFUK
                        • 11 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Hope it's a good one mate!

                • bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Remember what Salah did coming off the bench in GW14 v Palace guys? I'm having a terrible DGW , no goals yet but all is not lost.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    I hope so.

                  2. tambourineman
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    It's the hope that kills you

                • BeWater
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Triple captain stats this gameweek:

                    Top 1k
                    8.9% KDB
                    6.10% Salah
                    0.7% Bruno

                    Overall
                    2.58% KDB
                    1.85% Salah
                    1.17% Bruno

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      1k?

                    2. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      Salah could still haul like in GW14.

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

                      So 61 managers in top 1000 put TC on Salah?

                  • Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Who the flipping hell is that doctor people keep on going about ?

                    1. EVILFUK
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      Some guy in Zambia paid to curse salah for 5 games lol.

                  • Threat Level Midnight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    For fun...points scored

                    Mane
                    Salah
                    Robbo
                    TAA
                    Origi

                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      12
                      1
                      2
                      1
                      6

                    2. The Senate
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      3
                      1
                      7
                      6
                      2

                  • wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Burnley were the only away team to win a PL point at Anfield last season.

                  • panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    If I had known about the witch doctor I wouldn't have TC'd Salah!!!

                    Last two TC's were Sane for 1 point and Mane for 1 point, at least I'm making progress!

                    As Fudgy and Brosstan would say, season over!

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

                      😀

                  • Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    I want my membership fee back. What horrible people the folk that run this thing are. It was wonderful when Mark was here.

                  • Al Moon Yeah
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Ah, just logged in. Think I'm going yo go back a few pages and see the carnage that was after team lineups were revealed. Salah captainers and tC were so smug after KDB injury. Karma be a cruel bitch.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      Try looking at the pathetic take down of fun silly comments made by the ZWD.

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Yeah man, jokes about serious stuff should be removed but a comment like that being deleted is a disgrace. It can probably be known who deleted it as well.

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          Yeah this place has become Trumpesque farcical. There’s no leaders. Just snowflake pathetics

                      2. Al Moon Yeah
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        I'm so on it!

                    2. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      Language Timothy!

                  • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Anyone know how many times Salah and Mane have assisted each other this season?

                    1. tuturututu
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        None

                        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                          • 11 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          Really?

                      • Threat Level Midnight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Salah has assisted Salah a few I believe

                      • tambourineman
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        Mane was fouled for the penalty Salah scored against Man City, that's the only assist that either have got for the other this season

                    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 1 day ago

                      May I request people not to post their scores at the end of this GW. Every day of this one has been a disaster!

                      1. jammie26
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          110 so far. Salah (c), TAA, Grealish and watkins to come.

                        • Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          120 -4

                          Martinez to play

                          Salah benching a blessing!

                        • Threat Level Midnight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          98 with Mane (C) Robbo and TAA

                        • Mr. O'Connell
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          54(-4). Salah (c) to go. So 52 all out.

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 1 day ago

                            That's optimistic actually. He probably won't even get subbed on.

                          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 1 day ago

                            I am with you Sir!

                      2. Al Moon Yeah
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 1 day ago

                        I gues the odds that that Zambian witchdoctor curse are looking pretty strong now. Maybe he does a crystal palace, maybe he doesn't

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

                        Someone getting registered to this site at this moment will be very confused tonight reading the comments.

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 1 day ago

                          More like a voodoo practitioners' convention