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February 17, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 44832‎
 
34′ (PG) Steven Gerrard
 
46′ Coutinho
 
 
56′ Luis Suárez
 
71′ (PG) Daniel Sturridge
 

Liverpool - Swansea Preview: Swans hope to rediscover away form against inconsistent Reds

The Welsh side have won just one of their last six games away from the Liberty Stadium and travel to face a Reds side who have not won in their last three Premier League games

By Chris Teale

Ki Sung-Yueng & Steven Gerrard, Swansea vs Liverpool (EPL)
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LIVERPOOL

Reina
Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique
Henderson, Allen, Lucas, Gerrard, Downing
Suarez

SWANSEA

Vorm
Rangel, Williams, Monk, Davies
Dyer, De Guzman, Ki, Hernandez, Routledge
Michu


Liverpool have very few new concerns going into this game. Daniel Sturridge remains sidelined with a thigh injury, although he could make the bench.

Other than that, manager Brendan Rodgers has no new worries, although he may rotate his squad given their Europa League trip to Russia on Thursday night.

Swansea also have few injury concerns going into the match at Anfield.

Midfielder Leon Britton is a doubt for this game with an ankle injury, although he may make the bench and Chico Flores (ankle) is a long-term injury problem, and may not be available until next month.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Liverpool are without a win in four games in all competitions, but have won five of their last seven home games in the league.
  • The Reds have not scored against the Swans since they were promoted to the Premier League last season, drawing two and losing one.
  • Liverpool are the first team in Europe’s top five leagues to have 500 shots this season.
  • These teams have faced each other twice in all competitions this season. They played out a 0-0 at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League while Swansea took a 3-1 win in their Capital One Cup clash thanks to goals from Chico Flores, Jonathan de Guzman and Nathan Dyer (pictured).
  • Swansea have won just one of their last six away games in the league.
  • Michael Laudrup's men have conceded just five goals in the opening 30 minutes of games in the Premier League, the joint least with Stoke and Tottenham.


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Head to Head
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England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Sep 16, 2013 Swansea 2 - Liverpool 2
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England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Feb 17, 2013 Liverpool 5 - Swansea 0
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England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Nov 25, 2012 Swansea 0 - Liverpool 0
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England - Capital One Cup(League Cup) ‎(CCUP)‎ Oct 31, 2012 Liverpool 1 - Swansea 3
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
3José EnriqueDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
10CoutinhoMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker
15Daniel SturridgeStriker
42Peter GulacsiGoalkeeper
37Martin SkrtelDefender
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
31Fabio BoriniStriker
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
27Kyle BartleyDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
11Pablo HernándezMidfielder
20Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
14Roland LamahMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
9MichuMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
8Luke MooreStriker
Players to Watch
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
30 30 5 0
Once again, all eyes will be on Luis Suarez as he leads the line for the Reds. The Uruguayan is never far from the headlines, and if he can continue the form that has brought him 17 Premier League goals this season, Swansea’s defence will be in for a long afternoon.
Michu
Michu
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
17 2 2 0
Given his goalscoring form this season, Michu will be key once again for the Swans as they look to pick up three points. The Spaniard is generally regarded as the bargain of the season, and if the 26-year-old is on form in this game, the Reds defenders will really struggle.
Prediction
The Swans may have struggled away from home recently, but will be confident they can move even closer to the European places with a positive result here.

Liverpool may struggle given their exertions in Europe during the week, and so in all likelihood this game may end in a draw.
Editor's Prediction
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2