Liverpool vs Swansea LIVE: Express Sport brings yo that latest Premier League score, goals and updates from Anfield
17:28: Mohamed Salah’s tally at this stage for Liverpool is bettered by only Robbie Fowler (16 in 1995-96) and Luis Suarez (19 in 2013-14).
And perhaps more worrying, there’s been 35 goals between these two sides in their last nine meetings…
SWANS TO AVOID A CHRISTMAS ROASTING?
17:25: Bottom side Swansea, without a manager and with just one win in 11 Premier League matches, head to the unhappy hunting ground of Anfield.
After 15 successive visits without a win they finally broke their duck in January with a 3-2 win.
It was a gritty victory – pegged back from 2-0 they eventually prevailed 3-2 – which sparked four wins in six matches to kickstart a successful survival bid.
Lightning rarely strikes twice, however, as the Welsh club have never won back-to-back games against Liverpool.
Their last five top-flight visits to Anfield have produced a total of 23 goals – of which they were on the receiving end of 16 – and caretaker boss Leon Britton needs to get his gameplan right if the Swans are to avoid a stuffing.
LIVERPOOL vs SWANSEA
17:20: Here’s tonight’s line-ups folks. Jurgen Klopp names a strong starting XI for the Boxing Day bonanza.
Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho.
Subs: Karius, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Mane, Lallana, Solanke.
Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Fer, Roque, Carroll, Routledge, Ayew, McBurnie.
Subs: van der Hoorn, Abraham, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Clucas, Rangel, Sanches.
Referee: Kevin Friend
17:15: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Liverpool vs Swansea from Anfield.
Is everyone still feeling in the festive spirit, or have you eaten yourself into coma?
Either way, we’ve got one more tasty course coming up as Jurgen Klopp looks to capitalise on Manchester United dropping points against Burnley.
Speaking of food, it’s time for me to crack open yesterday’s leftovers – starting with an obscene sandwich that I needed a wheelbarrow to transport to the office.
Let’s get going!
LIVERPOOL vs SWANSEA – PREVIEW
Jordan Henderson sits out the match after injuring his right hamstring in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said other players picked up knocks against the Gunners, but none of them are expected to miss out against Swansea.
Kyle Naughton has joined the club’s casualty list after suffering a groin injury and Angel Rangel is set to deputise at Anfield.
The Swans are already without Wilfried Bony (hamstring), Ki Sung-yueng (calf) and Kyle Bartley (knee ligaments), while Leroy Fer (back) will be assessed on Christmas Day.
Last season: Liverpool 2 Swansea 3, Swansea 1 Liverpool 2
Last five league matches: Liverpool W D D W D; Swansea L W L L D
Top scorers (all competitions): Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 21; Tammy Abraham (Swansea) 5
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)