Liverpool storm into the final month of the Barclays Premier League season with an early match Sunday at Swansea City, a match that will stream live online as Liverpool begin a last-ditch effort to secure European football next season — and possibly even crack the top four which would return the club to the UEFA Champions League for just the second time since 2010.
Liverpool played its first-leg semifinal UEFA Europa League match away to Villarreal on Thursday, only to drop a 1-0 decision to end a seven-match unbeaten string across all competitions. But more importantly, the loss put in jeopardy Liverpool's chances to advance to the Europa League Final where a win would give Liverpool a Champions League berth.
Klopp: "Sunday at 12 o'clock, I can't believe that. All English people will have lunch and we play football." #LFC - https://t.co/9UUkUNZpTjWith Liverpool now needing to win at Anfield by scoring at least two goals next Thursday, Manager Jurgen Klopp faces a decision. Does he go all-out to overcome a nine-point gap between his club and fourth-place Arsenal — which would also require vaulting over West Ham and Manchester United along the way — to get into the Champions League through a top four spot?
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) April 29, 2016
Or does he hold back his usual starters for Thursday's clash with Villarreal, hoping that the Liverpool reserves can do just enough to get past 15th-place Swansea City on the road?
One thing Klopp knows for sure — his team has only 56 hours to prepare for Swansea after the grinding defeat in Spain on Thursday, with a noontime start scheduled at Liberty Stadium on Sunday, a kickoff time that has Klopp furious.
"Sunday at 12 o'clock, I can't believe that," Klopp said at a press conference. "All English people will have lunch and we play football. It is my first time at 12 o'clock. It would be interesting to know who makes these things. I have been here for seven months, so if there is an opportunity for me to fight against something like this then you can be sure I will do it."Watch highlights of the 1-0 Liverpool victory over Swansea in their first meeting of the season, back on November 29, in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of Swansea City vs Liverpool, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Kickoff, as Klopp complained, is set for noon British Summer Time on Sunday, May 1. But for fans in the United States, the game gets going even earlier — 7 a.m. Eastern Time, 4 a.m. Pacific.
NEW: Swansea and Watford clashes give Martin Skrtel opportunity to end Liverpool career on a high https://t.co/wIZ0zp16oU #LFCLiverpool have a game in hand on the three clubs separating them from the coveted fourth position on the Premier League table. In other words, Liverpool must win all four games, starting on Sunday at Swansea, to have a hope of finishing in fourth. Arsenal must take no more than two points from their next three for Liverpool to catch the Gunners.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) April 30, 2016
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To watch a live stream of only the 39th clash since 1936 between Welsh side Swansea City and Liverpool FC, from the Swans' home of Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, use the link provided by NBC Sports Live Extra which can be found by clicking here, or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app to watch the crucial Premier League match on mobile devices. A list of possible alternatives for streaming the Swansea City vs. Liverpool match can be accessed at this link. A live radio broadcast stream of Swansea City Vs. Liverpool can be heard via the Westwood One network online at this link, or on mobile devices using the TuneIn Radio app.
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