Premier League: Swansea v Liverpool match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium
Friday 23 November 2012
Brendan Rodgers is set to return to the city of Swansea for the first time since taking the reins at Liverpool during the off-season. The Northern Irishman is 12 Premier League games into a three-year contract at Anfield and has experienced a mixed bag of results.
However, since their defeat to fierce rivals Manchester United, Liverpool have gone on a seven-game unbeaten streak in the league.
Swansea have adapted well to life after Rodgers, with the team making a seemingly easy transition under the guidance of new manager Michael Laudrup. The Welsh outfit have picked up five points out of a possible nine in their last three Premier League games and they will be confident of a positive result on Sunday, given their record against Liverpool.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Liverpool 1 (Suarez) Swansea 3 (Chico, Dyer, De Guzman), Capital One Cup, October 2012
Swansea 1 (Graham) Liverpool 0, Premier League, May 2012
Liverpool 0 Swansea 0, Premier League, November 2011
Luis Suarez was Liverpool’s top Premier League scorer last season with 11 goals, he already has 10 this season
Swansea had failed to score in their previous five games against Liverpool before beating them 1-0 in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium in May
Liverpool have lost four of their last five top-flight games in Wales
Swansea to win: 3.40
Liverpool to win: 2.10
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm and highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
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