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Daniel Sturridge celebrates with his teammates. [Reuters]

Liverpool welcome Swansea City to Anfield for the weekend Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 1:30pm GMT. Radio coverage will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm GMT.


Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the year in all competitions after being eliminated from the FA Cup at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday. Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski gave the Gunners a two-goal lead. Steven Gerrard then netted a penalty in the 59th minute after Podolski fouled Luis Suarez inside the box and the game ended 2-1 in the home side's favour.

In their previous league fixture, Liverpool fought back after trailing twice to win 3-2 against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The hosts took the lead after Kolo Toure scored a bizarre own goal early in the first-half but Daniel Sturridge restored parity before half-time.

In the second-half, Kieran Richardson took advantage of a defensive error from the away side to put the west London club in the lead once again. However, in the 72ndminute Philippe Coutinho found an equaliser before Gerrard converted an injury time penalty to secure all three points for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard [Reuters]

The Reds currently sit fourth in the league table with 53 points from 26 matches, trailing leaders Chelsea by seven points after the west London club won 1-0 against Everton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Swansea come into this game on the back of a goalless draw against Napoli in the last-32 of the Europa League fixture on Thursday. The Welsh club were dominant throughout the game but failed to convert their chances against Rafael Benitez's side.

The Swans managed to take a point from their previous league fixture against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium earlier this month. Peter Crouch had given the home side the lead in the first-half but Chico Flores levelled the scores in the 52nd minute and the game finished all square at 1-1.

Gary Monk's side are currently 12th in the league table with 28 points having played 26 matches and are separated from the drop zone by four points.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "The first job is to consolidate our place in the top four. Once you're in there then you can look beyond that. Our ambitions are still further but we have to take it game by game. We just want to keep pushing. Over the course of these next 12 games, we will be prepared and ready to get maximum points. We know that will be difficult but we have real confidence at the moment in our game."

Gary Monk: "It will be a very difficult game, but we will have a go. I said all along that the best bit is when people doubt you. For a club like us, we have to continually try and prove ourselves. I said to the players that they are top players, who deserve to compete at this level on a regular basis. I have never doubted them and they shouldn't doubt themselves."

Team Form

Swansea City
Swansea City [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W D W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L D W L
  • Last Result: Swansea City 0-0 Napoli

Team News


  • Injured: Lucas Leiva (knee), Jose Enrique (knee), Mamadou Sakho (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probably Lineup: Mignolet; Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho; Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho; Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez

Swansea City

  • Injured: Michu (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probably Lineup: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; De Guzman, Canas; Dyer, Shelvey, Hernandez; Bony