Premier League: Liverpool vs Swansea match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Premier League fixture at Anfield

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The Independent Online

Liverpool take on Swansea in the Monday night fixture, keen to build on their win over Burnley on Boxing Day.

Brendan Rodger’s side were somewhat fortunate to leave Turf Moor with all three points against the lowly side, but thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal, that’s exactly what they did.

Liverpool are likely to face another stern test this evening against a Swansea side who are three points and two places above the Reds in eighth. The Welsh side also won on Boxing Day, beating Aston Villa, and with another victory tonight could potentially move up to sixth.

KICK-OFF: Monday, 8pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Liverpool 2 (Balotelli, Lovren) Swansea 1 (Emnes), Capital One Cup, October 2014

Liverpool 4 (Sturridge 2, Henderson 2) Swansea 3 (Shelvey, Skrtel, Bony), Premier League, February 2014

Swansea 2 (Shelvey, Michu) Liverpool 2 (Sturridge, Moses)

 

STATS…

Liverpool are unbeaten in five meetings against Swansea, which includes three wins.

Swansea have never won a league match at Anfield.

Liverpool’s home form this season in poor – taking only 13 points from a possible 21. Rodgers’ side have also only scored nine goals, the lowest among the top 12 sides in the table.

Raheem Sterling has three goals in his last three appearances having not scored in his previous 17 appearances.

Jonjo Shelvey has scored in both his Swansea appearances against his former side.

ODDS…

Liverpool to win: 1.7

Swansea to win: 3.8

Draw: 5.25

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm.

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