Probable Lineups

3-4-3
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(48) 36 Goals 33 (43)
(30) 26 Assists 24 (33)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
34.1 Average Age 35.4
181.3 Average Height (cm) 181.7
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(49%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Liverpool
Swansea
Player Reason Status Rating
Daniel Sturridge Out 7.01
Glen Johnson Out 6.79
Joe Allen Out 6.81
Dejan Lovren Doubtful 6.98
Bradley Jones Doubtful 6.2
Player Reason Status Rating
Jefferson Montero Doubtful 6.91
Leon Britton Doubtful 6.57

Team News

Liverpool
Swansea
  • Brad Jones was forced off against Burnley so Simon Mignolet is likely to return in goal despite displaying the sort of hesitance in possession that contributed to him being dropped in the first place.
  • Dejan Lovren is also a doubt for the game, while Joe Allen, Glen Johnson and Daniel Sturridge are all lilkely to remain sidelined.
  • Emre Can could come into the starting XI but Mario Balotelli will have to make do with a place on the bench once more, with Raheem Sterling continuing to lead the line.
  • Leon Britton will hope to be back in contention for the trip to Anfield but Jefferson Montero may have to sit this one out having been forced off in the first half against Aston Villa with a hamstring injury.
  • As much as Swansea's win on Boxing Day may appear relatively routine they were fortunate to take all three points against Paul Lambert's men and Garry Monk may consider making some changes once again.
  • Ashley Richards, Tom Carroll and Wayne Routledge will be among those hoping to come into the side.

Prediction

  • While both of these sides picked up narrow victories on Boxing Day neither manager will have been wholly convinced by his side's performance on Friday.
  • Liverpool continue to struggle at either end and could easily have been punished by Burnley last time out while Swansea were far from their free-flowing best against Villa.
  • With the home advantage Liverpool will be narrow favourites but a draw is perhaps a more likely outcome between two sides seperated by a single place in the table.
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User Predictions

Comments (13)

 
  • The score could have easily been 6-1

  • What a comical game of football. I don't think Swansea have played that bad since they've got into the prem. Shelvey was an absolute disaster and will retrospectively get done for the lash out. He's saying it wasn't intentional... yeah right, much like Papiss Cisse's wasn't. You'll have to whisper this quietly because he's 1 step above god in Liverpool but they are a much better team without Gerrard playing in every respect.

  • Well, at least Pool are back where they started like 3 years ago: 8th place.

  • even though i'm not a Liverpool fan i hope they can turn their season around. when they are on they play some beautiful football

  • Ohh that Raheem Sterling is tough. He is English football's greatest talent in a number of year and he has the potential to be a world beater

  • the draw should be ok

  • same story as in the League Cup. Liverpool late win 2-1 and Balotelli to score

  • @koziol.mutant Brenden Rogers is still not even close to working with his full squad ; what if he is missing Daniel Sturridge ,Bradley Jones Joe Allen Dejan Lovren and Glen Johnson ?? with several players missing due to injury, Brendan Rodgers The one certainty is that you will get smacked down :)))there's one opportunity to win If Sterling was in his form This is my point of view

  • 2:2

  • I can honestly see Liverpool losing this one 2-0 or 2-1. Swansea are a tough side to beat this season.

  • @Skrong Well, was I wrong or what? GG Liverpool.

  • @Skrong- I can too. Swansea are a very good side and Liverpool are playing badly atm. I will say 2-1 to Swansea as well.

  • 1-3 Swensea to win Goal for Sterling