Liverpool v Swansea City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 27th November 2015 2:41

Daniel Sturridge: Good record for Liverpool against Southampton

Daniel Sturridge: Good record for Liverpool against Southampton

Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in four Premier League games for Liverpool against Swansea but may not be fit enough to feature on Sunday.

Team news

Liverpool are again sweating on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge, who pulled out of the squad for the 2-1 Europa League win over Bordeaux on Thursday after reporting discomfort in his foot.

The Reds will definitely be without Lucas, who is suspended, while Jordan Henderson is unlikely to be involved despite returning to training following a foot injury. Philippe Coutinho is another doubt with a hamstring problem, while Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Christian Benteke may start on the bench.

Swansea, meanwhile, will be without Jonjo Shelvey after the former Liverpool midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the season in last weekend’s draw against Bournemouth.

Kick-off at Anfield on Sunday is at 4.15pm.

Opta stats

  • Liverpool have won five and lost none of the last seven meetings in all competitions with Swansea City.
  • Liverpool have won 11 and lost none of their 14 league meetings with the Swans at Anfield, scoring an average of 3.3 goals per match and netting four or more in nine of those games.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last five Premier League games at Anfield (W1 D2 L2).
  • Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W1 D2 L4) and just one of the last nine overall (W1 D3 L5).
  • Jonjo Shelvey has found the back of the net in three of the last four meetings between Liverpool and Swansea, scoring twice for the Swans and netting one own goal.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in four Premier League games against Swansea for Liverpool.
  • Phillippe Coutinho has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances, the same total he managed in his previous 30 games combined.
  • Liverpool have made the most tackles in the top flight this season (315), while Swansea have attempted the fewest (190).
  • Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have averaged a goal every six shots so far this season, compared to one every 10 under Brendan Rodgers.
  • 44% of the goals Swansea have conceded have come from set pieces, the highest proportion in the top flight this season (8 out of 18).

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