Liverpool vs Swansea team news: Steven Gerrard drops to the bench as Brendan Rodgers makes four changes

Garry Monk makes three changes to the Swansea side

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Steven Gerrard drops to the bench as Brendan Rodgers makes four changes for tonight's game against Swansea.

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It looks as if Rodgers may change the 3-4-3 formation that has served him well in the last three and a half games, with full-backs Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno back in the side.

Liverpool have announced that Emre Can will play in defence alongside Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho, so Rodgers could change to a 5-3-2 or a defensive 3-4-3 - either way, it appears to be a negative move.

Simon Mignolet replaces Brad Jones in goal after he was injured in the win at Burnley, with Can coming in for Kolo Toure; Lazar Markovic also makes way.

Garry Monk has made three changes to the team that beat Aston Villa 1-0 with Ki Sung-Yeung, Angel Rangel and Jefferson Montero all left out of the starting XI.

Jazz Richards, Leon Britton and Wanye Routledge replace the trio to keep the Swans fresh - they will move above Tottenham into seventh with a win and could go sixth if they win by a four-goal margin.

Liverpool will go into the bottom half with defeat.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Manquillo, Moreno, Lucas, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling.

Subs: Ward, Toure, Gerrard, Markovic, Balotelli, Lambert, Borini.

Swansea: Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Rangel, Bartley, Ki, Carroll, Emnes, Gomis.