Double chance is good choice
Liverpool will aim to end their winless streak in the Premier League when they host Swansea City at Anfield on Sunday.
The Reds have failed to secure maximum points in their last three league outings, playing to draws against Arsenal and Manchester City before losing 2-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion.
Brendan Rodgers was set to face his former side next weekend, but the fixture had to be brought forward due to the fact that Swansea will be involved in the final of the Capital One Cup.
“The Sunday game hasn’t helped us, if I’m being perfectly honest,” lamented Rodgers.
“We weren’t due to play Swansea until the following week and I would have thought that after that was the best time to play that game.
“On the back of the players playing international games and two tough games away to Arsenal and Manchester City, it’s something we’ll need to look at.”
This fixture will also come three days after a grueling Europa League trip to Russian side Zenit Saint-Petersburg, meaning that the Reds manager may have to shuffle his squad around to give some players a break.
Liverpool are currently in 9thplace with 36 points from 26 matches, one less than Swansea, who are sitting two places above them.
The Swans will also go into this clash with a spring in their step following their convincing 4-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, and having already beaten Liverpool in a cup tie at Anfield.
Nonetheless, midfielder Jonathan De Guzman says they cannot afford to take their opponents lightly as they have been unpredictable this season.
“It would be great to get that win and claim some points up there because we had a great win up there earlier in the season,” he said.
But we cannot underestimate them. It will be a very different game, they've been playing well and played some great football if not always with the results.
Both sides have no fresh injury concerns but Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan remain on the sidelines for Liverpool, while Swansea’s Neil Taylor is also still out with an ankle injury.
The first league meeting between the two sides at the Liberty Stadium earlier this season ended in a 0-0 draw.