Liverpool FC v Swansea – Starting Teams

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Updated: February 23, 2014

We have the starting teams for Liverpool FC v Swansea , Brendan Rodgers team will be hoping for another victory.

Head-to-head

  • Swansea have never won a league match in 12 previous trips to Anfield (D3, L9). They were beaten 5-0 in February last year, with five different players scoring for the Reds – it remains the Swans’ biggest Premier League defeat.
  • Liverpool have scored 38 goals in those 12 previous matches, an average of over three per game. Swansea have totalled just five goals during that period.
  • Three of the previous five Premier League matches between the clubs have been drawn, including September’s reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium which ended 2-2. Swansea’s former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey have a hand in all four goals.
  • Swansea’s only Premier League win over Liverpool was 1-0 at home in May 2012 during Brendan Rodgers’s reign as the Swans’ boss.

Liverpool

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches (W5, D2), and are one of only two clubs (Chelsea) unbeaten so far in 2014.
  • Brendan Rodgers’s men have taken 28 points from the last 30 available at Anfield (W9, D1) since they were beaten by Southampton in September.
  • The Reds have scored 43 first-half goals in the league this season, 13 more than top scorers Manchester City have managed.
  • Luis Suarez has had 55 shots on target in the league this season – 20 more than any other player.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored in his last seven successive Premier League matches, and eight in all competitions. Ruud van Nistolrooy (twice) is the only player to have scored in eight straight Premier League matches.

Swansea

  • The Swans are winless in their last seven away matches (D3, L4) since a 2-1 win at Fulham.
  • Swansea have scored just seven first-half league goals this season; only Cardiff (five) have fewer. They are without a first-half goal in their last six league games.
  • New Swansea manager Garry Monk made 45 league appearances (excluding play-off) for Swansea under Brendan Rodgers’s two-year reign tenure at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Swansea’s average ball possession of 59.8% is the highest in the top flight, yet just 25% of their passes have been in the attacking third of the pitch which is the lowest in the league.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored eight Premier League goals but none have come in away matches.
TEAMS
Liverpool –  Mignolet; Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger; Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho; Suarez, Sturridge.
Swansea - Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Taylor, Britton, de Guzman, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Bony.
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