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Liverpool closed the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City with a late victory over Swansea in the lunchtime kick-off. The Reds were 1-0 down before James Milner scored his fourth penalty of the season to snatch the win. Chelsea and West Ham take centre stage in the 3pm kick off with City, Arsenal and Spurs all in action on Sunday. Follow the latest here.

  • Today’s fixtures:
  • Swansea 1-2 Liverpool (full time)
  • Hull vs Chelsea – 15:00
  • Sunderland vs West Brom – 15:00
  • Watford vs Bournemouth – 15:00
  • West Ham vs Middlesbrough – 15:00

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League action, kicking off with the lunchtime clash between Swansea and Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp can see himself ending career at Anfield

The IndependentJurgen Klopp could see himself ending his managerial career with Liverpool and expects that to be in the next decade. The German celebrates a year in charge at Anfield next weekend and so far has proved to be a very popular figure. His first season had its ups and downs but the Reds have made a flying start to the 2016-17 campaign and have been widely praised for their football.

Liverpool backed for Premier League success by very unlikely source

The IndependentPaul Scholes seemed to have forgotten all of his Manchester United loyalties when he said Liverpool could win the Premier League – before immediately regretting it. Liverpool have been in impressive form this season, comfortably brushing aside Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea and were unfortunate not to take all three points from the game with Tottenham.

Etienne Capoue: The complete midfielder doesn't play for the love of football

The IndependentFor a man as good at football as he is, Etienne Capoue does not want to talk about it too much. Neither his successes nor his failures leave a deep impression on him. “If it happens,” he shrugs, “it is because it should happen. That’s it.”

Everything you need to know about Swansea vs Liverpool

The IndependentA defeat for Swansea looks set to end Francesco Guidolin’s tenure in South Wales after only picking up one win and one draw so far this season. He himself knows he is on borrowed time and with rumours rife that Ryan Giggs is set to swoop in and take his place, only a win will keep the chairman off his back for another week or two.
This is your 40 minute kick off warning... Time for some team news:

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Amat, Naughton, Fer, Cork, Britton, Routledge, Borja Baston, Sigurdsson. 
Subs: Taylor, Ki, Mawson, Nordfeldt, Barrow, Fulton, McBurnie. 

Liverpool: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. 
Subs: Sturridge, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Mignolet, Can, Origi. 

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  






Today's first match is very match a clash of opposites, Liverpool on a hot streak, Swansea in such bad form they're apparently thinking about hiring Ryan Giggs – meanwhile the battle for best mascot is a similarly contrasting affair: the old school, slightly unhinged charm of Cyril the Swan against the modern, polished ruthlessness of the equally terrifying Mighty Red. There can be only one winner but who will it be?     



10 minutes until kick off – can Swansea stop the rot? 
Looks like a nice day in Swansea...


Swansea 0 Liverpool 0: Kick off minutes away now... The teams are on the pitch.
Swansea 0 Liverpool 0: And we're off...   
Swansea 0 Liverpool 0: Oh what a chance! Swansea should be ahead - record signing Borja Baston heads over unmarked from six yards out. Great cross in from the right from Routledge.
GOAL! Swansea 1 Liverpool 0 - Leroy Fer
Swansea do score now! Boston makes amends, he drops deep at the far post at a corner and heads the ball back across the face of the goal for Fer to tap in at close range.

Swansea 1 Liverpool 0: Chants of 'Guidolin's Barmy Army' ringing round the stadium from Swansea fans perhaps hoping to avoid the disaster of hiring Ryan Giggs.
Swansea 1 Liverpool 0: Liverpool looking for a way back into the game, but they've been a bit sloppy so far and can't create anything meaningful in the final third. 
Swansea 1 Liverpool 0: Swansea still very much on top at the moment with Liverpool looking a bit scrappy. Firmino getting caught offside. That Leroy Fer goal, you will no doubt be fascinated and delighted to hear, is also excellent news for my Fantasy Football team who have endured a difficult last week or two.
Swansea 1 Liverpool 0: More bad news for Liverpool, Adam Lallana limps off down the tunnel. Looks like Daniel Sturridge coming on.


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This weekend’s fixtures

Sunday:

Manchester United vs Stoke City – 12:00

Leicester City vs Southampton – 14:15

Tottenham vs Manchester City – 14:15

Burnley vs Arsenal – 16:30

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