Klopp wants Liverpool to do more than preserve unbeaten run

Klopp wants Liverpool to do more than preserve unbeaten run

Gameweek 24 of the Premier League draws to a close on Monday at the Liberty Stadium.

It was under a month ago when Liverpool put Swansea to the sword, romping to a 5-0 win at Anfield.

The Swans, however, have improved lately since Carlos Carvalhal's appointment as their new gaffer replacing Paul Clement and their only defeat came against mighty Tottenham Hotspur since 5-0 thrashing against the Monday night opponents under caretaker manager Leon Britton.

While Liverpool have no deals in the pipeline at present, they continue to be heavily linked with a number of top talents.

"No-one would leave to any other Premier League club during the season". Long balls into the box will help keep Carvalhal's attackers on the front foot, and will ensure that Karius will be kept busy for the entire 90 minutes.

"In this era, maybe they are not all one team players".

Swansea City Likely XI: Fabianski, Olsson, Bartley, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Dyer, Ki, Sanches, Clucas, Ayew, Abraham.

Swansea, meanwhile, are rooted to the bottom of the table having won just four games this season. A five-man back-line might just be the solution to thwart the menacing frontmen that the Reds have, with a centrally placed midfield trio also looking to deny the visitors the space they need to create chances. Their attacking fluidity makes them hard to defend against and when they are on form, they are arguably the most unsafe team in the league. You can look back on a season after the season, not during.

Reds' Captain Jordan Henderson and full-back Alberto Moreno have recovered from their respective hamstring and ankle injuries and could play some part, should Klopp require back-up tonight.

Klopp wants Liverpool to do more than preserve unbeaten run

Mo Salah, Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren are all doubts after suffering with illness during this past week. The presence of Salah is all the more important as Liverpool will look towards him for the goals once again.

From a Swansea corner from the right, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk could head the ball only back into the danger area where it hit the shins of Federico Fernandez.

Coutinho, the Premier League's all-time highest-scoring Brazilian managed 41 goals in 152 matches (35 assists).

This will be Liverpool's first away league visit to a side starting the day bottom of the Premier League table since February 2016 at Aston Villa - the Reds that game 6-0.

More celebrations to follow?

A showdown with Liverpool, who are unbeaten in 18 games and have just destroyed the Manchester City myth of invincibility, is probably not going to be the defining moment of their struggle.

Monday's game will give him that opportunity, perhaps the flawless game to get settled into his new side, with Swansea struggling to create chances consistently, let alone score goals. Their record signing could return for the trip to Swansea.

"The best teams in the world have very few weak points, but they do have them", Carvalhal explained.

"Liverpool began life without Philippe Coutinho by recording their most impressive win of the campaign so far".



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