Liverpool vs Swansea: Preview, Team News & Key Player To Watch

By on November 5, 2011

It’s time to rack up the points, and with an encounter with Swansea City on the cards, we need to pick up all 3 points at Anfield.

Realistically, this one should be a no brainer, Swansea have only picked up a solitary point on away day fixtures in their Premier League season so far, so nothing can be expected out of Fortress Anfield from the Reds but a win.

It seems likely that we’re going to play our possession football once again, although one thing that Liverpool should watch out for are the Swansea wide-men, with most of the Swans’ attacks coming from the wings, so cutting out the supply for Danny Graham would limit our vulnerability to attacks tremendously.

We will be missing the services of our talismanic midfielder Steven Gerrard this weekend, but I would think that we have enough firepower to break the Welsh club’s defence, especially given the fact that Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll are growing as a potent attacking force for the Reds.

It seems likely that Liverpool will go with a 4-4-2, with Kelly preferably starting, although I don’t understand why he hasn’t been selected in recent weeks, not even making the bench last week, so I want to know the official reason behind it, given that I haven’t heard anything from the Liverpool camp in recent weeks.

Carragher might return if he recovers in time, but it is more likely that Agger and Skrtel will pair up again, after keeping Liverpool’s 3rd clean sheet of the season against West Brom last week.

My Man to Watch: Lucas Leiva

Given that Steven Gerrard isn’t there to aid in the defensive duties, expect Lucas to be running up and down the field to protect the defence and distribute the ball. Lucas, in my eyes, holds the key to victory in this game, helping Liverpool to win that key midfield battle.

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