On Monday Swansea City host Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium (Watch live, 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) as the Swans aim to thwart the Reds’ top four charge.
Brendan Rodgers returns to his former club Swansea with his current side in fine form as Liverpool are 12 games unbeaten in the Premier League and will go just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with a win in south Wales. As for Swansea, they can move up to eighth with a win with Garry Monk impressing in his first full season as a manager. Can Rodgers’ former captain at Swansea get one over his old manager?
In team news Swansea start with Bafetimbi Gomis up top after he recovered from collapsing at Tottenham in his last outing, while Liverpool name Steven Gerrard on the bench for the first time in seven games as their skipper returns from injury.
Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis. Subs: Tremmel, Rangel, Britton, Dyer, Emnes, Montero, Oliviera
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Lallana, Moreno, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lovren, Gerrard, Lambert, Markovic