Swansea vs Liverpool team news: Steven Gerrard misses out on starting XI for Premier League match

The sides meet at the Liberty Stadium

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Steven Gerrard is not in the starting XI for Liverpool's match against Swansea despite being available again after injury.

The captain has missed the last seven games due to a hamstring injury and is among the substitutes.

Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho go straight into the side having been made available.

Joe Allen was a doubt with a hip injury but lines up against his former club.

Mario Balotelli misses the match through illness and didn't even travel to Wales for the match. He joins Jose Enrique and Lucas Leica on the sidelines.

Liverpool are five points behind Manchester United, who they play this coming Sunday, heading into the game. Therefore victory at the Liberty Stadium and the Reds will have a place among the top-four by the end of the week in their hands.

Bafetimbi Gomis has been cleared to play by doctors following his collapse at Tottenham in his side's last league game and goes straight back into the side. Meanwhile Jonjo Shelvey plays against his former team.

Kyle Bartley is out with a knee injury.

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis

Subs: Tremmel, Rangel, Britton, Dyer, Emnes, Montero, Oliviera

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Allen, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge

Subs: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lovren, Gerrard, Lambert