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. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ashley Barnes seems such a nice bloke

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wasn’t he in Coronation Street?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You're thinking about Ken Barnslow.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He looks like he has a Dark Side to me

      Probably 6 dead Escort Girls in his basement freezer

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Diverse opinion just went borderline.

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ppol havent scored in ages and klopps genius idea is to play origi over their top scorer?

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think his plan is to have two really good impact subs, and it's gonna work.

  3. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Probably been a million posts on this but who are you going with as a KDB replacement?

    Sterling
    Easy switch back to KDB once fit, potentially explosive, quietly ticking over in FPL but looks off form when watching games.

    Gundogan
    On form, potentially on penalties, good fixtures, good stats but has the ship already left? Feels like he's had his hauls and he might play a little deeper with KDBB out.

    Maddison
    On form, talked about adding more goals to his game, set pieces, Leeds and Fulham to come.

    Aubameyang
    A risk, but a potentially explosive differential. Stats are improving and so is Arsenals attack. Easy switch back to KDB.

    Other options, Zaha, Son (if you don't have him), Rashford?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Going to keep this week, and reassess next with 2FT

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’d like to do this too
        Thinking Kane and Gundy or Son and roll the other transfer

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I’d go Son if you don’t have, otherwise probably Sterling

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'm thinking maddison, as not losing kane for vardy and want to tap into leicesters good fixtures

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      im keeping this week as ive already used my transfer, but next week im getting in Gundogan. Attacking, their best midfielder available now and now on penalties? He's a must.

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Got 2FT so will do KdB to Gundogan and use the change to upgrade Wilson to Kane.

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Gundo.

      He's statistically outperforming Sterling.

      It also opens the door for Kane. I needed to lose one of the holy trinity to bring in Kane and this solves the problem.

    7. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You know one player who I'm surprised isn't being mentioned at all... Pogba! Sheff up next, in good form.

      I'm going for Son I think

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I think the issue with Pogba or Rashford is the Sheffield Utd game is sandwiched between Liverpool and Arsenal.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          They've played Pool. Apart from Arsenal, Utd fixtures great in the short term. And even Ars aren't all that are they...

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            They play Liverpool in the FA Cup.

    8. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'm going Gundogan as it enables Kane upfront next week or a straight switch to Son this week.

      Need a captaincy option for GW21+23 and I feel Spurs have the best fixtures.

    9. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling has the fixtures for the next three GWs. After that, it's time to reassess the options.

  4. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Barnes doesn't whinge when he's buying frees off Fabinho.

  5. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Klopp looks pretty disgusted at what he's seeing doesn't he

    1. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He should be

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Self to blame?
      (Salty Mo capper, here. But srsly.)

  6. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I have to say, I'm enjoying the nonsensical chat tonight guys. Bravo.

  7. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    No goals 0-0

    That means Salah is On at halftime.

    NON C and NON 3C Salah....you are about to be CRUSSSHED

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pen miss incoming.

    2. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Half time or 60mins more likely?

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I personally feel like it's more like no goals 2-1

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Salah on 70.

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Bookmarked.

    6. Ode
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He hasn’t scored for 4 gw’s think I’m fine

  8. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    So far, so good. Robbo bobbing around BAPs somewhere, creating scoring chances, but not actually scoring.

  9. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    If there were actually any decent replacements then Salah would be straight out of my team.

    Issue is, there aren’t really.

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'd rather have Pickford as a midfielder.

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      ESR

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Son, Madisson, Bowen, Pereira, Foden, Gundogan.

    4. gogs67
        3 months, 1 day ago

        There's plenty of guys averaging more than a couple of points per game at the moment lol.

    5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What a miss . Salah would have buried that

    6. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      LOL could have been a tap in for Mane, thanks Origi!

    7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Mee so lucky 🙂

    8. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      LOL @ Origi

    9. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Atleast I didn't captain this useless trash Mane.

    10. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Salah would’ve buried that!

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Does Pope get a save point for saving it after it hit the bar ?

    11. Neto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I fancy Burnley to score before the halftime. (Salah owner)

    12. BeWater
        3 months, 1 day ago

        At least Origi didn't feed Pope any more save points there.

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Origi is hot garbage.

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Belgian Altidore.

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah would have just scored...

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The situation wouldn’t have happened

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Brutal

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Even the ref is asking Origi how he missed that

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Terrible

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Woeful

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mane assist coming up

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mane wins Trent ranger.

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What a dive

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Origi too good a striker for his own good

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No Divock..... just no.....!!!

      • ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mane limping on his plates of meat

      • CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Only Origi and Cancelo would've missed that