MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Swansea
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Liverpool welcome Swansea onto the Anfield turf on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp looks to start a run of form at L4. Fixtures away from home have been somewhat kinder to the Reds of late and injury woes may put a spanner in the works for the boss.
The news filtering through that Daniel Sturridge may have played a greater role in the decision to not feature against Bordeaux has left some fans questions his loyalty to the team. I personally think that after the issues Sturridge has had throughout his career it's a psychological barrier for him, what somebody else would brush off as nothing, he takes dead serious and you can't really blame him for that. Clearly, he needs to change his mind set but hopefully under the guidance of Klopp he can do that and will return to the field sooner rather than later.
In other news, Liverpool will be unable to utilise Lucas as he serves a suspension for this fixture. It is also unlikely that Coutinho will feature and despite being involved in training this week Henderson still isn't quite ready to make the team.
For Swansea, they are looking very strong with no injuries to note. Ex Red Jonjo Shelvey however will be unavailable to play as he is also serving a suspension.
The last time the two sides met was in March this year. A goal from Jordan Henderson sealed all three points for the Reds that day. Swansea's last visit to Anfield wasn't a pretty scoreline for the Welsh side either as Liverpool won the game 4-1.
- The Reds have won only one of their last five league games at Anfield.
- Swansea have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last seven league games.
- Liverpool have won four out of the last five meetings in the league between the two sides.
After posing a significant threat for several seasons Swansea seem to have lost their bite a bit this year. They aren't exactly on a brilliant run of form and currently find themselves 14th in the table. Despite this, I still think they'll find the back of the net tomorrow and my prediction is a 2-1 win for the Reds.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!