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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
    8 months, 3 days 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
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Expect this post to get deleted by the scum.

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

  3. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 3 days 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

  4. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. jammie26
      8 months, 3 days ago

      1st?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        The worst

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      This season, top 100k seems reasonable

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

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

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

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

  5. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      This

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      You need time machine

      1. Party time
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Hahahahaha

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Its been memory holed, unlucky mate

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      He is now employed in the Liverpool staff.

    5. LikeItLoveIt
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Same

  6. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

    You know what will cap this off perfectly?

    Salah missing a penalty after coming on in the second half

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      That would be the cherry on the top!

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

  7. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Till halftime

  8. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Marvin abides
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Better hurry up dude, the mob is getting rowdy.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 3 days 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
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 3 days ago

              Hero. We ride again

            2. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 3 days ago

              £1 a game, or set rate?

          1. Marvin abides
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 3 days ago

            G40STEVE posted it on page 1 of this article.

          2. Brosstan
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 3 days 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
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 3 days 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
        8 months, 3 days ago

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

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

    Lusaka Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 3 days ago

    the post is funny

    the username is funnier

    the fact it came true is hilarious

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 3 days 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
        8 months, 3 days ago

        delusional salah owner ^

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 3 days ago

          Who doesn’t own Salah Steve?

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        U still dont believe then

  11. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    Salah starts!!!

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      😆

  12. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      8 months, 3 days ago

      LOL

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      This!!

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      You cant use dark magic for good.

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days 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
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Cheaters get what they deserve

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

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

  15. Saka_me_sideways
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

  16. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Which doctor?

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Witch doctor

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 3 days ago

          What doctor?

    2. JeGro
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

  17. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

    So is Fantasy football hub or fix any good?

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days 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
        8 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 3 days 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 3 days 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
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Cool. You come here to chat only?

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 3 days ago

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

        2. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 3 days 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.

  18. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

    Any other Mane owners out there?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Yes and captain with Robbo and TAA

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Yes sir! Here we go!

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 3 days ago

          Hope it's a good one mate!

  19. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      8 months, 3 days ago

      I hope so.

    2. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      It's the hope that kills you

  20. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 3 days 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      1k?

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Salah could still haul like in GW14.

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      So 61 managers in top 1000 put TC on Salah?

  21. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

  22. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

    For fun...points scored

    Mane
    Salah
    Robbo
    TAA
    Origi

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      12
      1
      2
      1
      6

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      3
      1
      7
      6
      2

  23. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

  24. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      😀

  25. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

  26. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 3 days 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
          8 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        I'm so on it!

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Language Timothy!

  27. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. tuturututu
      8 months, 3 days ago

      None

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        Really?

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Salah has assisted Salah a few I believe

    3. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 3 days 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

  28. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      120 -4

      Martinez to play

      Salah benching a blessing!

    3. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      98 with Mane (C) Robbo and TAA

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 3 days ago

        I am with you Sir!

  29. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 3 days 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

  30. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      More like a voodoo practitioners' convention