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. Podge
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Origi doing Salah owners a favour

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Trent close

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

      lol

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      close to orbit

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

    Firminho and salah on for origi and ox is needed desperately

  4. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Trent close!!!

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Haha to the aliens.

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What price is Trent any more than 4m is theft

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

      🙁

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Many complained and begged FPL to raise his price higher than 7.5 when prices were released

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Even 4 is a theft, when you have Mitchell at 3.9

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He’ll be back. I think his output has been inadvertently affected by no VVD

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        This,with VVD they play higher defensive line and both full back high.

  6. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    They need Salah to break that bus

  7. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Origi was unlucky, TAA was crap. You lot are so biased

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

      Or they are joking

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        No, it’s Origi is crap, Trent close

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

          Yes, Reiner has a history of being deadly serious, you're right.

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Origi poor - wasn't unlucky just poor finishing. TAA was awful though as he has been since his return - even Carra eunning out of excuses for him

  8. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    MEGA TRENT

  9. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Run Klopp, run away from your awful team selection.

  10. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What's happened to Mane?

    His attitude has changed so much this year?

    Does Vertonghen play at Liverpool? Seems like somebody has violated someone personal space. Like Vertonghen vs Erikson, Courtois vs DeBruyne.

  11. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Klopp vs Dyche

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      My money on Dyche, lol. Bigger than most bouncers.

  12. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ok great work Klopp. Salah time?

  13. davies
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What would you do?

    A) Sell KDB for -4

    B) Play Mitchell (WHU)

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Depends on who you get & how many GWs KDB would be out.

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Kdb out for at least 3 gws

      2. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Always good advice from this fabulous Aussie man, the brilliant Torres Magic.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Read B) as "Play Michu"

      Miss those days when FPL was moderately fun

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      if he is out for as long as expected, not really worth holding.

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

    Flopp and Loserpool absolute meltdown

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

      Are you 12?

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Some days I can put up with him and others I'm just like meh dumb comment.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ox, Shaqiri & Origi are not pulling their weight

  15. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Dyche knocked Klopp out.

  16. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Sean Douche

  17. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Matip’s deep in the baps

  18. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    All kicking off right at the whistle... tension!

  19. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    KdB out.

    A) Maddison
    B) Gundogan
    C) got one this week, the other next week

    Gundogan seems like the easy option. However, my ML rival (28 points behind me) has Maddison, so should I play it safe and bring Madders in instead?

    Or do I just get both over two weeks? Would mean I only have Bruno and Son for my premium mids and 4.5 itb

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Just get off the pitch lads

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    More action after the whistle than the first 45m

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Missed it. What happened?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Handbags

  22. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    My god BUR are awful to watch if you dont own a def or pope.

  23. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    now if only Liverpool had a 100 goal Egyptian striker they could bring on to help

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

      ... who isn’t cursed.

  24. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I will WC in gw 25, best kdb replacement

    A)son(hard fixtures)

    B)rashford(3 home fixtures out of 5, he does nothing in them)

    i have no kane and bruno if that matters

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      of those 2 Son

      although I prefer Kane overall if you can restructure

      1. DK_13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        planning on getting vardy for laca, so wont be possible. i can get kane+maddison

    2. tbos83
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Get Bruno

      1. DK_13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        have him

    3. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Same. Might downgrade to Grealish and invest upfront, Vardy or Kane

      1. DK_13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        have grealish, getting vardy for laca and dias for dier with the change

  25. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Handbags!! Woops you can’t say that anymore...

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Bumbags?

  26. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Burnley utter scum.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Bit strong

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Barnes should've been sent off for his assault on Thiago earlier ; now just trying to get others sent off.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          And Fabinho was completely innocent ?

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No they're not. They play to their strengths which are limited by their resources.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        They played this way vs 9 men notwich last season

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          As I said.

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

        Not talking about how they play. Off the ball nonsense.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          You are just seeing what you want to see to endorse your point. They are no different to the majority of teams.

  27. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    The chat has now turned to frustration. I'm fighting against TC salah guys in my ML so currently a happy bunny. Sorry if you're not happy with what's going on, but please be respectful, have a laugh and enjoy it in any way you can.

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

      You sound like a mod

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Just a positive bloke, I do love random comments though from people

  28. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Predict the minute Salah comes on.

    I'm guessing 58.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      46

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      78th

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      55

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would have taken Origi off immediately after he missed that 1v1 and put Salah or Bobby on. I'd say he comes in either at half time or 60 mins.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        And that's why you're not s manager.

    5. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      46.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      62

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

      60

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

      59 so Origi joins the FPL general club

    9. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      5pm Sunday

    10. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      46

    11. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      66

    12. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      64

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Feel very lucky as a non Salah owner this week, but fully aware of the damage he could cause if he comes on

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      same

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

      Was like me as a non kdb owner, fortunately he didn't deliver

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Auba was the premium to have!

  30. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    And not saying Liv is playing well those gws, but they have come up with many park the bus teams lately.