Reds Off To Wales
Liverpool travel to Swansea on Saturday afternoon and depending on which story you believe Jurgen Klopp could be lining up against one of three managers: Francesco Guidolin, Ryan Giggs or Bob Bradley.
Guidolin has got off to a terrible start with Swansea this season with the Swans collecting four losses in their last five matches. A good performance against Manchester City wasn't enough to stave off the mounting pressure on the Italian manager and I personally will not be surprised if the Liverpool result is the end of his tenure in Wales.
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Guidolin will probably be pretty pleased though, according to the Italian press when he signed the deal with Swansea he actually thought he was going to manage Watford...
Jordi Amat of Swansea said this week that the players believe in their manager and are fully behind him but it's going to take a lot more than belief to get a win over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool this weekend. The Reds have got off to a flying start and have lost just one match in all competitions so far this season. With a multitude of goal scorers along with pace and surprise in attack, I don't want to jinx it but Liverpool are looking like a very hard side to beat.
Swansea are currently 17th in the table having collected just four points so far this season, in the process they have also conceded 10 goals. Liverpool on the other hand are sitting pretty in 4th with a total of 13 points.
The last time the two sides met was in May this year, Swansea beat the Reds 3-1. In the last six meetings between the sides in the league the Reds have won on four occasions.
I'm doing this preview a bit earlier than usual so don't have any real injury news to add in this time around however it was interesting to see that Mamadou Sakho was included within the under 23 squad this week. Is there a way back for him? Who knows.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!