Monday 21 May 2018

Fantasy football plans were thrown into disarray after a TRIPLE omission from the Liverpool squad

Huge drama.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino

By Max McLean, Press Association

After Mohamed Salah picked up an injury during Liverpool’s 3-0 Champions League win over Manchester City, fantasy football managers spent the week wondering whether the Premier League’s leading goalscorer would be selected for the Merseyside derby at the weekend.

With 29 goals from midfield, Salah is this year’s must-have player, but with Jurgen Klopp unsure if his star footballer would be fit, fantasy football managers everywhere had tough decisions to make.

What they probably didn’t expect was this triple omission from the Liverpool manager.

Not only was Salah left out of the squad entirely, but the Fantasy Premier League’s second most selected player, Roberto Firmino, was left on the bench.

Meanwhile, young full-back Andrew Robertson was the third popular Liverpool player to be left out, having accrued quite the FPL following in recent weeks.

Tough times for those who decided to back some of the game’s best performers.

However, not everybody was feeling hard done by – this manager sold both one minute before the deadline.

Will the decision prove to be the right one in the long term?

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