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. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play three:
    A AWB
    B Saka
    C Bamford
    D Wilson
    E Coufal
    F Souček

    Have DDG and Creswell

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B, C and E or F

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bce

    3. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ace

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Shaqiri and origi a waste of space..

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Another 15 mins of this & Salah will be on?

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

      Burnley look up for this! Come on Wood!

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would Love, LOVE to see a Chris Wood screamer and I don't even own him

    8. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Origi won't kill himself chasing dirty ball or trying to win the ball after he gives it away.

    9. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      KDB + Soucek/Raphinha > Sterling + Gundogan?

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not convinced by sterling but could work out

      2. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I’m thinking the same, might even go for Auba as so far behind now it matters not

      3. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Son instead of sterling, you want double city defence not midfield

    10. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is anyone else not convinced thats Origi?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's definitely him. Uninspiring.

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's adebayor

    11. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah owners clutching at straws speculating through their FPL team that he comes on sooner rather than later. Lol.

      1. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Non owners putting on a brave front whilst praying to god he doesn’t come on second half, repeat his haul against Palace & leave half of users here contemplating “rage quitting”.

        It goes both ways pal.

    12. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pope to get 70points!!!!!

    13. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If Salah doesn't get on tonight, is the curse over or does he have to play minutes for it to count?

    14. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Any news on De Bruyne injury anyone?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Rumoured to be out 2-3 weeks

    15. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I can see people actually keeping salah because they think the curse is over

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Welleveryone is keeping KDB so stranger things have happened

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Pretty sure everyone is shipping KDB

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Everyone , really ?

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Except ghost teams.

              Feel free to bench him for 3-4 weeks while he gets over his hammy though 🙂

      2. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        People will keep him to avoid major reconstruction!

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          This, if you don't have a WC anymore, you'll need multiple hits to bring him back.

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No 2 FTs will do it easily in a lot of cases.

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        At least he'll play. Zouma won't. Foden mightn't.

    16. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Have Burnley scored yet?

    17. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah realised he is on camera and puts his mask on properly 😀

    18. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I don’t know what’s going on with Liverpool but they seem to have lost their superpowers.

      I hope they still get top 4, can’t have Everton ahead of them!

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I mean it’s pretty obvious this was going to happen without Anfield and their 3 centre backs

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

      Lol, the Pope haul is going be a once in a lifetime score. 20 points incoming!!

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        God's representative on turf

    20. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No goal in the 1st half.
      Last chance for a lucky escape for Salah TCs.

    21. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This game is fairly predictable what's gonna happen. 0-0 at 60 mins, salah and Firmino come on, Liverpool win comfortably 2-0.

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

        give me a wood goal too and we're talking

        1. Mr Frost
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Have you got wood for wood?

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

            i will do if he scores

            1. Mr Frost
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Fap Fap fap

    22. M00N
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m not too knowledgeable when it comes to voodoo curses, so can someone clarify if Salah has to now score after the 5th game. I’m tempted to captain.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Depending on how he deals with it at Spurs?

        1. M00N
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You mean another fiver and he’s cursed for 5 more?

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Let's have a whip round

            1. M00N
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              How much for the season?

              1. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                £20 would cover it until next season

    23. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pool need Jota back. He's miles better than Origi, Shaq & the Ox

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep

    24. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nil Nil anyone?

      I'd prefer Burnley to get one but with just Pope can't be greedy!

    25. Neto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      unleash Salah

      1. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Like a magic spell!!!!

    26. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      How have Liverpool become such yawnmongers recently?

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

        VAR stopped helping them

    27. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Liverpool look slow & lethargic

    28. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah strong chance of coming on at half time

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

        Sauce?

        1. Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          common sense

        2. Yeboah Power XI
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Heinz, every time

      2. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Surely must.

    29. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This is frustrating as a Pieters owner

    30. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will Liverpool ever score again?

    31. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Robbo shot saved

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Damn...

    32. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ian rush on