PREVIEW: Liverpool v Swans

23rd February 2014

The Swans will be looking to maintain their good recent run of form when they face Liverpool on Sunday (1.30pm).

Garry Monk's side travel to Anfield on the back of an impressive draw with Napoli in the Europa League - a result that has seen them lose just once in their last four games.

Their recent upturn in fortune began with a thumping derby win over Cardiff before a hard-fought draw against Stoke.

Despite a defeat to Everton in the FA Cup last weekend, confidence is high following a spirited display in Europe ahead of another trip to Merseyside.

Liverpool, fourth in the Premier League table, will also be looking to continue their impressive run of form under former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds are unbeaten in their last seven games and have lost just one league game at Anfield this season - a 1-0 defeat against Southampton back in September.


Liverpool could recall Jordan Henderson to the starting line-up, while Glen Johnson also returns after a knee injury.

Former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey could feature after returning against Napoli in midweek, but Michu is again expected to miss out.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "He (Garry) is a bright lad. He's very honest and loyal and was one I could see having a future in coaching and management.

"I think he's done brilliantly. He looks as if he has galvanised the group. Over the course of these coming months, he'll get better."

Swans defender Angel Rangel: "It's another big one for us. That's the beauty of football - we are playing in different competitions against big clubs all the time.

"Liverpool are in the top four and they are in top form. But we know we can win up there - we did that in the Capital One Cup last season."


  • Daniel Sturridge is the first Liverpool player to score in seven successive Premier League appearances
  • Swansea have lost just one of their last six meetings with Liverpool in all competitions
  • Steven Gerrard has assisted seven goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League this season - three more than any other player
  • Despite scoring eight Premier League goals this season, Wilfried Bony is yet to find the net away from home in the league

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