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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. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Origi aiming for the aliens

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ooh references.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Had me in tears

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don't know why I found this so funny lol

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Different strokes for different folks! If I was sleepy and stoned like in my youth I may also have found this amusing.

  2. MikeS
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Will Salah still come on if pool are 3 nil up at half time?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don't see why he would

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No that's what I'm worried about, can see mane banging in a hatrick

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He'll come on or sulk until May

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Doubt it

  3. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Congrats on the campaigning boys, the Zambian Witch Doctor lives on

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Damn straight. We’ve got to, even if on such a small level.

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      But the response that it was deleted in error is pathetic

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        rogue mod methinks

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Absolutely. It’s so Trump, deny deny deny. What a coincidence that they accidentally deleted multiple posts. They’re so transparent it’s unbelievable.

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 14 days ago

            This - I have to create a new account every year because of this bs.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It was probably a mistake. I flagged the comment asking it to be a hot topic, then the comment was removed. Now it's green, but still not a hot topic.

      3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Up the ZWD!

    3. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Matip would be 4-0!

    4. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who's on Pens for Pool?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not Salah

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Klopp

      3. I am become Marvin
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Jan Molby.

      4. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Trent maybe?

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Fabinho.

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Cos he's Brazilian? Good shout though, although I would assume trent or mane.

      6. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Outside Salah, Milner and Firmino the last player to score a penalty for Liverpool was Coutinho.

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      So we have now had Brown Cow dreaming about red card (was it to Auba?) and Zambian witch doctor paid to curse Salah. What next?!?

    6. TheBiffas
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers Jeff

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        What if the spell was 5 gameweeks not 5 matches

        Spurs could be another blank

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Seems like it wasn't the week for TC - unless you're John Stones' mum

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          😀

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’d like an answer, what was the reason for taking down ZWD post? Anything at all. Where did this come from?

        1. I am become Marvin
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Wait for the inquiry mate. It'll all come out.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now.

        2. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Red lightning commented in error...

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Oh please.

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe they fear QAnon posts next after voodoo happening?

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Because it's making a mockery of the comments section?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It was light hearted stuff that happened weeks ago. If it was so harmful, why not take it down then?

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              The only thing it's harmful to is my rank, but at least I can tell my grandkids that I captained Salah for every week of his curse.

          2. doher.ty
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Thats rich

            • Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              That post was very good example on how superstition works and also shows with example why people believed omens also in Western countries not so long ago.

          3. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Check my comment a few posts up

        5. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Hmm
          So kdb to salah or sterling?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Out of the pan......into the fire

        6. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I'm loving the cynicism around tonight, rebellion, against the system. Are we all punks tonight?

          1. I am become Marvin
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Workers of the world, unite!

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Revolution time

          3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I love a revolution!

        7. GROBARI
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Badly need a Burnley win here. German Lampard doesnt deserve better.

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            This offside nonsense is out of control.

          • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Just seen the Salah benching, this is too good; so many of my rivals have TC on him. Just hope he stays benched and I don't eat my words for late Supper!

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Mmmm sounds fancy

            2. doher.ty
                3 months, 14 days ago

                My rival has him captained and used his bb this week. They are still doing well but assuming he gets no points this is great for my ML.

                1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  He'll come off the bench and score a hattie, as soon as we start cheering our rivals demise too early, the script is written. Jokes aside, what a brilliant season so far though.

            3. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I love the creativity of the sarcastic comments on here about stuff. Genuinely has me laughing with tears at times. Thanks for cheering me up guys! 😀

              1. Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Same LOL

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Some of the comments on here do actually make me LOL

              3. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                One on last page just said 'dial up', made me LOL

            4. JJO
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              No one is talking about those gk saves after these 10+ meters offsides?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Ridiculous.

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Always wonder about those because they don’t stop it unless it goes in, basically free saves

                1. JJO
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Exactly

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Mental.

            5. Right In The Stanchion
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Salah surely comes on at HT if 0-0.

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Just thinking that, Origi hooked plenty of times at HT.

            6. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Alisson flapping again

            7. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Burnley playing like Man United without the money.

            8. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Chris Wood looking for his first touch of the night. Whats the BPS for touches?

            9. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Good to see Ashley Barnes charging about and kicking people, good old fashioned type of player not an arrogant luxury player like kdb and salah

            10. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Seems like Salah captainers are sitting at the bottom of brownhill

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Remember what happened last time he was benched though! 🙂

            11. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Love how the commentators just ignore the fact that Alison just made a big mistake. Just gloss over it by praising his save afterwards.

            12. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Loved all the witch doctor chat. Definitely a FFS moment in history.

              Much more annoyed about KDB out for 3-4 weeks...

            13. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Liverpool look absolutely terrible. Can see another 0-0 here.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Should turn on telly. Are they required to score within 10 mins or something?

            14. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I get it when its close but some of these play ons for offside are ridiculous

              There is 0% chance of it being onside

            15. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Nobody talking about KDB replacements? Read he is a doubt for Liverpool game so prolly out 2-3 weeks.

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Gundogan

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  May just do this, but no idea what I'll do with the cash though...
                  It'd be nice if one of Sterling or Mane were killing it at the minute to make for an easy like for like.

                  Nice problem to have though I suppose

                2. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Interesting, you reckon he will play a lot then. I think I do too and on penos

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Rashford

                1. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I've been thinking about selling him soon, hasn't been playing great. Why would you want to buy him?

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yeah everyone. Guess you’ve just come on babes.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  😮 Done what?

                2. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Don't call me that in front of other people Rupy

              4. Joey Tribbiani
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Probs gonna get Salah back

                • The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Salah

                • doher.ty
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Rashford for me I think - up against SHU could see a few goals there.

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Love that pick. Rested as well

                  • Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Easy excuse for me to get Son in.

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      For sure, I know he can score any game but Pool isn't tempting.. Maybe Rash for 2-3 gws til Son's fixtures turn?

                  • Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Autopick is the best pick imo

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Let me check...

                      Gundogan 😀

                • Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  That's not offside Jamie. The keeper clearly deliberately played the ball.

                  /s

                • FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Can someone explain what does the Zambian witch dr bit have to do with soccer?
                  Completely out of the loop.

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    What is soccer?

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Indeed

                    2. FantasyHero
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Haha I'm from Canada.

                  2. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    A guy paid a ZWD a fiver to put a curse on Salah to blank for 5 games and it seems to have worked

                    1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Brilliant. How on earth did you find this from 16 days ago? Is there a way to do this, or just raw talent (or ZWD craft perhaps...is it you)?

                  3. FantasyHero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Lmao this is hilarious