Swansea vs Liverpool Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Predicted Score
Liverpool take on Swansea at the Liberty on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups, betting tips and predicted score for the game
Liverpool will have one eye on their Europa League semi-final second leg when they take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds slumped to a disappointing last gasp defeat at Villarreal on Thursday night meaning they’ll need to turn things around on home soil at Anfield next week in order to book their place in the final.
However, while Jurgen Klopp insists they are fully focussed on league matters tomorrow, the German coach is expected to prioritise the Europa League second leg and rest some of his key men tomorrow.
It will be an understandable move as Liverpool currently sit seventh in the table so they have little left to play for domestically and the same can be said of Swansea after they reached the all-important 40-point marker with a 1-0 win over Chelsea earlier this month.
Daniel Sturridge is set for a recall after being left on the bench for the defeat at Villarreal in midweek while Christian Benteke is also pushing for a start after recovering from a knee injury.
Klopp is set to ring the changes with Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all expected to be rested.
Danny Ward will start in goal while the likes of Brad Smith, Connor Randall, Martin Skrtel, Pedro Chirivella, Kevin Stewart, Cameron Brannagan, Sheyi Ojo and Jordon Ibe could all feature.
Danny Ings is back in training but this game comes too soon so he remains out along with Divock Origi, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Emre Can.
Swansea will be without striker Alberto Paloschi and midfielder Leroy Fer due to hamstring injuries but Jefferson Montero, Ki Sung-yueng and Bafetimbi Gomis are all pushing for starts.
Swansea 1-1 Liverpool: The Reds second team will be eager to impress and similar sides have performed well against the likes of Bournemouth and Stoke in recent weeks but I have a feeling Swansea will take something away from this game.
Liverpool are the narrow 11/8 favourites to win the game but Football-Talk can get you enhanced off of 10/1 on an away win – just click here to take advantage of these incredible odds. However, I think it will end in a draw and my prediction of 1-1 is available at odds of 11/2 while I also like the look of Sturridge to open the scoring at 4/1. If you combined those two bets in a score-cast then we get very tempting odds of 25/1.
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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