Swansea City are set to face Liverpool in the Premier League this afternoon, with an invaluable three Premier League points on offer at the Liberty Stadium.
The hosts are under pressure to deliver following a slow start to the new season, with talk that defeat to the Reds could led to Francesco Guidolin being relieved from his duties with the Welsh club.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) October 1, 2016
Liverpool are at the other end of the spectrum, with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking effervescent and like challengers for the Premier League title this season.
These domestic rivals have something of an intertwined recent history, with both Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen leaving the Swans to move to Anfield.
Swansea have lost their last two Premier League games, leaving them on four points and the side sitting precariously above the relegation zone on four points.
Liverpool have won their last three games and are up in fifth place on 13 points – a win here would move them into second place temporarily.
The starting line-ups for the clash are below, with both teams eager to record victory in an eagerly anticipated Premier League fixture in South Wales.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 1, 2016
Swansea have made one change by giving Borja Baston his first Premier League start in place of the injured Fernando Llorente.
Liverpool are much as expected, with their devastating attacking trident of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all playing.
Swansea starting XI (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Amat, Van der Hoorn, Rangel; Britton, Cork, Fer; Sigurdsson, Routledge, Baston
Liverpool starting XI (4-3-3): Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Coutinho, Firmino