Watch Swansea vs Liverpool live online in the solitary Barclays Premier League game on Monday.
In a game where reunions provided a subtle narrative, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen will be looking for a first victory at the Liberty Stadium since joining the Reds from Swansea in 2012. Jonjo Shelvey will also be keen to broadcast his talent against the club that sold him to Swansea.
Last season’s corresponding fixture provided goals a-plenty, with Jonjo Shelvey explicitly producing an important role in all four goals in an entertaining 2-2 draw. Swansea can be proud to say that since their promotion to the Barclays Premier League, Liverpool have failed to record a victory at the Liberty Stadium. Currently, Swansea have won once and drawn twice at home in the Premier League era. In fact, Liverpool have won just two of 13 league matches away to Swansea.
However, that is where the positives end for Swansea. Since the 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, Liverpool have gone on to produce an unbeaten record that has seen them become the form team of division ever since and the only unbeaten team in the Barclays Premier League since the start of the year.
When Liverpool last met Swansea, the Reds trashed the Swans 4-1 at Anfield in the last game of 2014. Jonjo Shelvey once again provided a pivotal role, scoring an own goal from a Liverpool corner. That heavy defeat for Swansea meant that this fixture has produced a whooping 21 goals in the last four games.
Liverpool will welcome back French and Slovakian defender Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel, while captain Steven Gerrard will also be welcome back after a lengthy sideline with a hamstring injury. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims that Gerrard must play his way back into the Liverpool eleven after the impressive performances of Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen.
“What you have seen over my time here is that I rely on the team. The team, of course, has to have good players in it, but ultimately it is about the team and what is going to benefit and how we can get results as a team. It is something everyone has to respect. It is about the team and the spirit of the team and I will always pick the best team I feel to win a game.”
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Watch Swansea vs Liverpool live online on Monday March 16th at 3 p.m. eastern time, made available via this link.
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