Swansea City will be without Alberto Paloschi and Leroy Fer for the trip to Liverpool on Sunday 1 May. The Welsh club looked to have secured their Premier League status for another season with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea on 9 April.
But having hit the 40-point mark with that win, they have since endured two heavy defeats at the hands of Newcastle United and Leicester City, shipping seven goals in the process. Swansea are 15th with three matches to play, nine points clear of 18th place Norwich – who have a game in hand.
A visit to Anfield, where Liverpool will return after a Europa League excursion on Thursday night, presents the club with the chance to get the points they need to confirm their safety. But they will have to do it without two key players who are both struggling with hamstring injuries, as manager Francesco Guidolin confirmed at Thursday's press conference, BBC Sport reports.
On the club's battle to avoid the drop, Guidolin said: "I spoke with my players and they are committed to playing in the right way. Every week I speak with my players after the game. At the moment, mathematically, it's not sure.
"We need the points and this situation is better. For me mathematically it is the important thing, afterwards we can speak about other things and other problems. At the moment I am focused on this situation to improve our position."