Swansea v Liverpool preview: Reds aiming to continue winning run
Last Updated: 16/03/15 11:56pm
Liverpool will be looking for their fifth Premier League win in a row when they travel to Swansea on Monday Night Football.
The Reds are unbeaten in the league in 2015 and are now firmly in contention for a top-four finish after an impressive run of results.
In their last four matches they have beaten Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Manchester City, and will be looking to continue their winning run at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea lost 4-1 in the reverse fixture at Anfield but came from a goal behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 in their last home game.
Garry Monk’s side are bidding to surpass the club’s Premier League points record of 47, achieved when Brendan Rodgers was Swans boss in 2012.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is back in contention for Monday's clash after missing the last seven games with a hamstring injury.
Defenders Martin Skrtel (head) and Mamadou Sakho (hip) are expected to be fit but there could still be a doubt over midfielder Joe Allen (hip). Left-back Luis Enrique (knee) is back in training and could be back in contention soon.
Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances for Liverpool against the Swans.
Swansea’s only victory over Liverpool in the Premier League came when Rodgers was boss of the Welsh side (W1 D3 L3) and he remains unbeaten in this fixture as a coach (W4 D3).
Jonjo Shelvey has netted in the last three league matches between Liverpool and Swansea as a Swans player, though the last of these was an own goal.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have won more points in 2015 than any other Premier League team (23).
Liverpool have kept five clean sheets in a row away from home (in league competition) for the first time since 1985.
Liverpool are flying at the moment. They didn’t get the result they wanted in the cup but they are still in it. They are rolling. I think they will win this game. Daniel Sturridge is back now and he’ll be as fresh as anybody because he hasn’t played any games. That will be a massive advantage come the last 10 games.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3