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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

    Have DDG and Creswell

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

      B, C and E or F

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Bce

    3. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Ace

  2. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Shaqiri and origi a waste of space..

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Another 15 mins of this & Salah will be on?

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Burnley look up for this! Come on Wood!

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

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

  6. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

  7. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    KDB + Soucek/Raphinha > Sterling + Gundogan?

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

      Not convinced by sterling but could work out

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

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

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

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

  8. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Is anyone else not convinced thats Origi?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It's definitely him. Uninspiring.

    2. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It's adebayor

  9. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 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.

  10. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Pope to get 70points!!!!!

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

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

  12. GoonerSteve
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Any news on De Bruyne injury anyone?

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

      Rumoured to be out 2-3 weeks

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

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

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Welleveryone is keeping KDB so stranger things have happened

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Pretty sure everyone is shipping KDB

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Everyone , really ?

          1. TimoTime
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Except ghost teams.

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

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

      People will keep him to avoid major reconstruction!

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

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

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

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

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

    Have Burnley scored yet?

  15. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

  16. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

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

  17. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 8 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
      8 months, 8 days ago

      God's representative on turf

  18. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

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

      give me a wood goal too and we're talking

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

        Have you got wood for wood?

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

          i will do if he scores

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

            Fap Fap fap

  20. M00N
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 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
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Depending on how he deals with it at Spurs?

      1. M00N
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

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

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

          Let's have a whip round

          1. M00N
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            How much for the season?

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

              £20 would cover it until next season

  21. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

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

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

      Yep

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

    Nil Nil anyone?

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

  23. Neto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    unleash Salah

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

      Like a magic spell!!!!

  24. Marvin abides
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    How have Liverpool become such yawnmongers recently?

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

      VAR stopped helping them

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Liverpool look slow & lethargic

  26. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Salah strong chance of coming on at half time

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Sauce?

      1. Neto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        common sense

      2. Yeboah Power XI
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Heinz, every time

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Surely must.

  27. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    This is frustrating as a Pieters owner

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

    Will Liverpool ever score again?

  29. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Robbo shot saved

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

      Damn...

  30. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Ian rush on