Predicted Liverpool Starting XI vs Swansea

By on September 16, 2013

Liverpool take on Capital One Cup winners Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium tonight looking to move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds are currently level on points with Arsenal and Tottenham but can open the gap if they avoid defeat tonight as Brendan Rodgers takes on his former side in Wales.

The Northern Irishman must decide whether to hand debuts to deadline day signings Victor Moses and Mamadou Sakho. Moses is expected to come straight in and play alongside Sturridge and Coutinho in attack. However, Sakho may be forced to wait despite Glen Johnson being ruled out for up to four weeks through injury.

Rodgers is likely to stick with the central defensive partnership of Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger after they impressed against Man Utd last time out, while Kolo Toure is expected to fill in at right back.

Here is our predicted Liverpool line-up for the game:

This is a very strong starting eleven for Liverpool and Rodgers has built an extremely capable squad at Anfield this summer, and one which will no doubt be pushing for a top four finish come May.

We’ll have a full match preview up shortly but for now we’ll let you mull over our starting line-up.

What do you think, will this be the team that takes to the field? Share your suggestions in the comments section.

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20 Comments

  1. Danno

    September 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Toure better not be right back,because Swansea have fast wingers.Id put Ilori there,and I’d start with Aspas over Moses.Moses would be better as an impact player last 30 minutes.Why buy Aspas then play Moses ;-(

  2. riyaadt

    September 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    true danno…. toure far to slow to play at right back… but the rest of the squad looks great.

  3. Rob

    September 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Problem is that Wisdom is positionally poor whilst Kelly has not come back from injury in good form. You’ll probably find Enrique pushing right up almost making a 5th midfielder giving the formation more of a 3511 look whilst in possession and forcing the right winger right back to the half way line.

  4. roy

    September 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I agree with danno too. Would rather go with wisdom at right back. Aspas over moses too. Hope they dont put the line up ib this article.

  5. OSCAR

    September 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    THAT’S GOOD FIRST ELEVEN FOR TODAY’S GAME.

  6. El pistolero

    September 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rogers should play toure and sakho in the centre back,left Enrique and right agger,holding midfield Lucas and Gerard,left wing Moses,right aspas/Henderson,and play coutinho behind sturidge,that’s it:)

  7. BajanAaron

    September 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I’d try illori/sackho at right back.
    Aspas/henderson on right, coutinho central and moses on the left.

  8. Jonathan

    September 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I wait to see the result, the squad to me is ok.Every player who dons A LIVERPOOL JERSEY should know their worth and play their hearts out for Liverpool.

  9. gbenge

    September 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    let rodger try kelly and play moses nt aspas

  10. IBRAHEEM

    September 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    i think d startin eleven is super with toure @ d rite back b caus he has d experience e and his very mobile

  11. alex

    September 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    i think d starting xi is okay except for d right full back. I suggest skrtel should play from right and Toure play at d central because skrtel has play dat position before in d club.

  12. Sly

    September 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll like 2 c enrique agger toure illori @ d back while gerrard henderson lucas in d midfield den coutinho sturridge aspas. Moses as sub

  13. Ody

    September 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Aspas should start before Moses. Toure will be ok at right back… Tho’ Wayne Routledge is a speedstar buh Kolo will be fine. Aspas and Sturridge on d scoresheet. 2 – 0 to LFC. YNWA

  14. Randall

    September 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Skrtel had a great game against Man U, but I would stick with Touré and Agger in the middle. I have a vague memory of Skrtel filling in at right back at some point and think he would be a better choice than Wisdom in this tough game (assuming Ilori and Sakho aren’t match fit yet). Gerrard & Lucas in front of the back four pick themselves. Coutinho must start in the middle, his favoured number 10 role behind Sturridge. Moses starts on the left where he can cut in from and Aspas starts on the right. Hendo can be subbed on for Aspas if we go behind in case Skrtel needs some extra help.
    ………..Mignolet
    Skrtel…Touré…Agger…Enrique
    ……Lucas……..Gerrard
    Aspas……Coutinho……Moses
    ………..Sturridge

  15. pino

    September 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    randall u’re nothing but a moron,so if u are a coach u will field a front four weak in marking and winning possession do u think without hendo’s robust marking we could have been able to win even 2 games.Aspas,coutinho,moses,sturridge are all weak in winning possession.

  16. pino

    September 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    As for the rightback wisdom/kelly/illori

  17. David D

    September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I agree with you pino. a good example is chelsea who have oscar i there front 4 who wins the ball and is everywhere on the park.

  18. Robert

    September 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Are you sure Sturidge will play…i heard he was injured?

  19. Jonathan

    September 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Liverpool should make enquiries for southampton rb Nathan Clyne.

  20. Steve

    September 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Mignolet

    Kelly Toure Agger Enrique

    Gerrard Henderson

    Coutinho
    Aspas Moses
    Sturriddge

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