Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: Swansea City's position in Premier League is false
29th September 2016
Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that Swansea City's Premier League position is false ahead of the Reds' trip to the Liberty this weekend.
Francesco Guidolin's team are seeking a second league victory since the opening-day win at Burnley.
But Klopp, whose Liverpool side were beaten 3-1 in SA1 back in May, believes the Swans are a better team than their current league placing suggests.
"This season we have enough time to analyse all of the opponents properly, so that means we not only saw the last game, we saw a few, nearly all," Klopp said.
"They played much better than four points look like. They are a good football-playing side with a clear plan and different options in their style of play, good defending.
"If you want, it's a typical Premier League problem - you analyse an opponent and think 'okay, that's quite strong'. If they are unlucky in a situation for them, lucky in a situation for the opponent, the summary is four points.
"But we cannot lean back and think that's how it is until now so it will stay like this, especially on Saturday.
"We will be prepared for this game - nobody should be in doubt that we know about the quality of Swansea."
Andre Ayew scored either side of a spectacular Jack Cork goal when Liverpool were beaten on their last trip to Wales.
Klopp rested a number of key players that day because the game fell between the two legs of their Europa League semi-final against Villarreal, but his frontline stars will be involved this time around.
"We lost there last year in a difficult week for us, when we lost at Villarreal in the 90th minute," Klopp added.
"We came back and had to play there on the Sunday at 12 o'clock.
"That was really hard for us. We didn't perform well and so deserved the defeat. But this time we want to deserve something else. That's the plan."
Currently fourth in the Premier League table, Liverpool have lost just one of their eight games so far this season - at Burnley on the second weekend of the new campaign.
They have won their last four games, against Leicester, Chelsea, Derby - in the EFL Cup - and Hull.
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