Liverpool vs Swansea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Reds look to jump back into fourth place as they host struggling Swansea under interim manager Leon Britton at Anfield

Liverpool look to get back to their winning ways and reclaim fourth place in the Premier League as they host struggling Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day.

While they sat in the fourth and final Champions League spot on Christmas, a Tottenham victory in the first game of the day means Jurgen Klopp's men need a victory to jump back ahead of Spurs.

The Reds are unbeaten in 13 games, but have three draws out of their last four Premier League fixtures, with a 3-3 thriller against Arsenal last Friday the latest.

Game Liverpool vs Swansea
Date Tuesday, December 26
Time 17:30 GMT / 12:30 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Mohamed Salah Liverpool

In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN fuboTV

The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event in the United Kingdom (UK). Goal will have live updates here.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Sports Go

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Mignolet, Karius
Defenders Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip
Midfielders Coutinho, Can, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Forwards Firmino, Solanke, Salah, Mane, Ings

Liverpool's injury list grew longer against Arsenal as captain Jordan Henderson limped off inside 10 minutes. He is not available for the Swansea match.

However, Liverpool will get the return of centre-back Joel Matip. 

Daniel Sturridge has not been fit to make the bench since Liverpool's victory over Spartak Moscow, while Albert Moreno has also been missing since that contest  Nathaniel Clyne, who has not featured this season, remains out. 

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah

Position Swansea players
Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordfeldt
Defenders Rangel, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Van der Hoorn, Naughton
Midfielders Mesa, Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Fulton, Sanches, Dyer, Routledge
Forwards Ayew, Abraham, Narsingh, McBurnie

Kyle Naughton returns for the Swans despite going down with a groin injury against Crystal Palace.

The Swans are missing Wilfried Bony, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Ki Sung-Yueng, who has a calf problem. Kyle Bartley will miss out with a knee problem.

Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Mesa, Fer, Routledge; Carroll, Ayew, McBernie.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Lukasz Fabianski Swansea

Liverpool are heavy 2/13 favourites according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 18/1 to beat the Reds. A bet that Liverpool will make it four draws out of five EPL games is priced at 17/1.

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GAME PREVIEW


Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool jumped out to a 2-0 advantage on Arsenal in London on Friday, only to fall behind 3-2 over the space of five minutes and then snatch a point thanks to a Roberto Firmino equalizer. 

That result meant Liverpool failed to take advantage of two of the three teams ahead of them, Manchester United and Chelsea, dropping points over the weekend. 

A showdown with bottom-of-the-table Swansea, who have played one game under interim boss Leon Britton following the firing of Paul Clement, will be expected to result in three points for Jurgen Klopp's men. But Liverpool have dropped points in their last two home games, with a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby against Everton and a scoreless match against West Brom.

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With Tottenham again finding form, Liverpool will need to make the most of contests against Swansea, Leicester City and a tricky Burnley side, before a difficult two matches, first in the FA Cup against Everton and then a Premier League showdown with Manchester City

Meanwhile Swansea will be looking to repeat a bit of history. In January 2017, the relegation-threatened Swans traveled to Anfield and walked away with a 3-2 victory over the Reds, a key moment in their road to safety last season.

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