EPL 2012-13: Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview


Liverpool, Feb 17: Liverpool's dream weekend turned into a nightmare with back-to-back losses against West Brom Albion in the Premier League and in Europe against Zenit St Petersburg.

Brendan Rodgers' side are yet to win a league game against teams teams above them in the table. The game with Swansea City at Anfield could break that unwanted record but the Reds have not won against the Welshside in their last four meetings.

EPL: Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview

Prior to the loss to West Brom, Liverpool had won five of their last six games at home. Swansea are two places aboe Liverpool in the table but separated by only one point. The Reds cannot afford to drop points in case they wish to finish fourth.

The Swans, League Cup finalists, had earlier beaten Liverpool at Anfield in the Capital One Cup tie, but since November Rodgers' side has improved steadily. However, The Reds have won just one game in their last five league games.

Swansea last beat QPR 4-1 at home after a disappointing 1-0 loss to West Ham. The Welsh side has turned into dominant force in the Premier League this season under boss Michael Laudrup. The Danish coach has transformed the team by brining in top quality like Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Chico which makes them a strong unit.

Anfield is a tough place for visiting teams to get a result but with Liverpool's current form anything is possible.

Team News

Daniel Sturridge could return for Liverpool after sitting out the game against Zenit in midweek while new signing Philippe Coutinho could make his full debut.

The Swans returned from warm weather training camp in Dubai with no injury concerns but Laudrup has to replace injured defender Chico Flores with either Garry Monk or Kyle Bartley.


* Liverpool have failed to score in any of the three Premier League meetings the sides.

* Swansea have never won at Anfield.

* Michu has scored five headers this season, more than any other player.

Probable Lineups:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Reina-Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique-Henderson, Lucas-Sturridge, Gerrard, Coutinho-Suarez.

Swansea City (4-5-1): Vorm-Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies-Dyer, Hernandez, Ki, De Guzman, Routledge-Michu.

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