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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Are my eyes deceiving me or are Burnley actually attacking pretty well

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not bad at all. Liverpool aren't what they were though are they?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Come on Burnley!

  2. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Salah and Firmino on at half time at this rate!

  3. Black Knights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ashley Barnes was just dallying in the box waiting for the flag and it still didn’t come. Just put it up.

  4. Groot the Leveller
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I didn't know Watford were back in the Premier League

    1. doher.ty
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Welcome to 2021 where strange things are happening

    2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tempted with KDB + Salah to just Kane and play 10

    3. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Current defence is Maguire, Creswell, Stones, Dallas, Mitchell. Should i get Cancelo/Dias this week for a (-4) and for whom? Plenty of money itb

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I wouldn’t bother

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      “Dial up” will never date, gotta love that saying

      1. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Downloading pictures of nude women in dial up was an experience like no other.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Haha!!

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          yeah those "jazz movies" took a long time to download 🙂

        3. VISH
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Especially when half the tit loads and then dial up disconnects 🙁 🙁

          1. Mr Frost
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Hahahaha

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wish some player who is in on goal after obvious offside would just stop and start doing some tricks with the ball with no intention of shooting. How long will the linesman wait?

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah, that really is the dumbest thing. By all means don't flag if in doubt but not to flag at all is nonsensical. Next thing they'll tell the referee not to whistle in case VAR doesn't agree.

    6. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Chris Wood really involved in this game. Promising as an owner.

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

        Fudgy chose a bad time to finally take a break.

        ... unless?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          😉

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hopefully it's permanent

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm an owner, not holding my breath

    7. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Remember the last time Salah was benched..

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That was the last game before the curse tho

      2. Treadstone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Palace were already 4-0 down when Salah came on.The Burnley defence in a tight game is a much tougher proposition.

    8. GROBARI
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This game is bad for health. 1 hour and 20 minutes and in my head is only Salah and Klopp decision to bench him. So frustrated! Dont have any luck in last days,not only for this crap game

        1. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Poor crater

        2. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Fully braced for 6 points from Mo(c) Mane Robbo

          1. Bolivian Seaman
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I don't think mane will ever score again

            1. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              What's he even upto these days?

          2. doher.ty
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I'm hoping for a bit more from the defense (TAA owner here)

          3. BeWater
              1 month, 11 days ago

              One thing I've noticed about watching Shaqiri is that he has absolutely zero intention of ever passing it to TAA. Always going to try and get a shot away on his left foot.

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  He always cuts in so it's awkward for him to play it to the right. Shame really.

              2. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                The Pope show begins.

                1. Mr Frost
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  "were all stars now, in the Pope show"

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Alisson on two saves

              3. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Pope the winner so far

              4. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Is Salah warming up?

                1. doher.ty
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    He'll get a run out at some point I'm sure. Would be VERY shocked if he was anymore than 45 mins.

                    1. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Ok, going for a shower then. Hope he is on when I come back

                      1. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        He will be if your shower lasts until next Thursday at 8pm

                2. yalala
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Witch Doctor scoutcast please

                  1. LikeItLoveIt
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Whats this witch doctor talk about?

                3. LikeItLoveIt
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  What have missed with this witch doctor talk?

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Read pages 1-5 on this article

                4. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Matip having Wood to contend with will make for an interesting evening. You're welcome.

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Right in front of the Pope

                      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        He won't mind. I'm probably too old for his taste though.

                  2. Daniel - WC Active
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Looks to me that it will be really difficult to defend the title

                    1. WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Defending was always going to be difficult. Became extremely difficuly in GW5.

                    2. Do I Not Like Orange
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Yep. Pool's first XI is the best in the league, but it's a squad game & the injuries to CBs and Jota have exposed their lack of depth. The likes of Williams, Phillips, Origi amd Shaq are several orders of quality below the first teamers.

                  3. Old Bull
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Hmmm, Salah TC scuppered. Time to play dirty. Anyone got the mobile number of that Witchdoctor?

                  4. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I can see a Burnley penalty at this rate

                  5. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Gundogan in for KDB. Could it really be that easy?

                    1. HonestBlatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Yes

                    2. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      It seems like that...

                  6. The Sociologist
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Hindsight’s a wonderful thing. Should have played Anguissa over Salah.

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Salah will be on at half time. I wouldn't write him off just yet

                    2. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      This post MIGHT work better after Salah has played

                  7. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    KDB > Son for the Spurs double up (have Kane) if Kev's confirmed out?

                    Pool are not a team to especially fear right now and Son will get space in behind TAA no doubts.

                    1. Chandler Bing
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      100% go for it if KdB is confirmed out

                  8. Chandler Bing
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    If Soton Vs Leeds is to happen in GW 23, when will it be announced? Does it have any correlation to Soton's FA Cup run?

                    1. Carefree Crew
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Yes. South v Arse (FA cup) dictates if South are available to play Leeds.

                      If Arse win, it could happen.
                      If South win, no DGW23 as they will play FA cup match.

                  9. Fuddled FC
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Would you replace KDB with ?

                    a) Gundo
                    b) Maddison

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      a)

                    2. Chandler Bing
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Maddison for me

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

                      A

                    4. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A

                    5. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A

                  10. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    All the pool players have Pope in thier fpl teams.

                  11. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Looking at the way things have been happening in the past few gameweeks I guess 5 3 2 is the best way to go on a WC.

                  12. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Come on Robbo just 1 assist!