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Swansea City vs Liverpool Match Preview
Swansea City have a mountain to climb as they look to climb out of the relegation zone when they face a confident Liverpool side. This Swansea vs Liverpool fixture will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night, January 22, so check our Swansea City vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
The hosts are bottom of the pile in the Premier League (PL) after having played 23 games (17pts, W4, D5, L14). Not even a win can pull them off the bottom of the table, but for the Swans to make sure of their relegation escape, they need to start now. New manager Carlos Carvalho has improved Swansea since taking over the mantle and has made it three matches (W1, D2) without losing in all competitions. The win against Championship Leaders Wolves helped them progress in the FA Cup, but the real task for Carvalho will be in the PL. Will he be expected to pick up a win in this Swansea City vs Liverpool fixture? That will be aiming too high, but the hosts know that their immediate task is to improve their home form where they have won just two matches in 11 PL games (W2, D2, W7).
Liverpool have no such problems as they come off a cracking match where they grounded the until-then unbeaten leaders Manchester City 4-3. That helped them stay fourth in the league after 23 games and before the Sunday matches kick-off (47pts, W13, D8, L2). Jurgen Klopp knows that the minimum task for him is to finish in the top-four and with Tottenham Hotspur breathing down their neck (three points behind), they have an obligation to keep winning. The incentive, of course, is that with a big win (by a margin of three or more goals) they can overtake Chelsea a place above them. The Reds are unbeaten in their last 18 games in all competitions (W13, D5) with their last loss coming at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur 4-1. Their away form too has improved, and they are unbeaten in their last six trips (W5, D1) ahead of this Swansea City vs Liverpool fixture?
Swansea City vs Liverpool H2H
Both these sides have dished out exciting games as the last seven fixtures saw Liverpool winning five and losing twice. More importantly, five of these games have seen at least three goals scored.
Swansea City vs Liverpool Team News
Swansea will miss Angel Rangel for this fixture while doubts persist over the availability of Tammy Abraham, Renato Sanches, and Mike van der Hoorn.
Liverpool have doubts about the availability of Mohamed Salah and Ragnar Klavan, but the pair should overcome the knocks and start. Jordan Henderson is back in training, although he may not be able to start.
Swansea City vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
Swansea XI: Fabianksi (GK), Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, Sung-Yueng, Clucas, Carroll, Ayew, Bony.
Liverpool XI: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Chamberlain, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Swansea City vs Liverpool Prediction
It is difficult not to fall in love with Liverpool’s scoring rate. This season has already seen them hit 54 goals, which is second only to City. Their last six PL fixtures have seen a return of over 2.5 goals and we expect that to continue.