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  • February 17, 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: H. Webb
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Liverpool - Swansea Preview: Swans hope to rediscover away form against inconsistent Reds

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

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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

  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.

Players to watch

L. Suárez

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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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

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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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.

Editor's 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Liverpool

Swansea City

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
Draw
Swansea City AFC SWA
Swansea City AFC Swansea City
66%
24%

Top 3 Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
2 - 1
Swansea City AFC SWA
Liverpool FC LIV
2 - 0
Swansea City AFC SWA
Liverpool FC LIV
3 - 1
Swansea City AFC SWA

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