The Reds lost for the first time under new boss Jürgen Klopp after a 1-2 defeat against Crystal Palace on November eighth. However, Liverpool bounced back with a masterclass performance against Manchester City, winning four one at the Etihad Stadium. (Mangala OG, Phillipe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel with the goals.)
Meanwhile, Swansea drew 2-2 against newly promoted side Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium
Liverpool have won five and lost none of the last seven meetings with Swansea City in all competitions.
Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League away matches (W1 D2 L4).
Liverpool have won eleven and lost none of their fourteen league meetings with Swansea at Anfield.
Coutinho has scored four goals in his last three league outings, the same total he managed in his previous thirty matches.
I think Liverpool can get all three points against Swansea this weekend. Confidence is high in the camp, as Liverpool progressed into the last 32 of the Europa League, after a two one win at Anfield against Bordeaux on Thursday night. James Milner and Christian Benteke with the goals. Liverpool looked sharp and performed well.
The Reds have a good record at Anfield against Swansea and with the Swans without a win in three Premier League games, I can only see a home win. Gary Monk and his Swansea side are under a lot of pressure, and a defeat at Anfield could be Monk’s last game in charge of the Swans.
Regarding team selection: Jürgen Klopp will be without the suspended Lucas Leiva, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Manchester City.
I think Klopp will start Joe Allen alongside Emre Can holding midfield, with James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Phillipe Coutinho behind Christan Benteke.
Injury news: Daniel Sturridge missed the game on Thursday night due to a foot injury, he’ll undergo a scan before the weekend. Phillipe Coutinho picked up a slight hamstring injury against Manchester City and missed the game against Bordeaux, he will also have a late scan before the weekend, but reports suggest he should be fit to play.
Last corresponding meeting:
Liverpool 4-1 Swansea. (Moreno, Lallana x2, Shelvey OG). Gylfi Sigurdsson got the only goal for the Swans.
Liverpool’s current form: DDDWLW
Swansea’s current form: DLWLLD
Fancy a bet? To score and win:
Coutinho @ 5/2
Firmino @ 9/4
Via Sky Bet.
Predicted line up: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Firmino, Benteke.
My prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Swansea.
Written by @dug_8