Liverpool won’t win the Premier League title this season, although the Reds can certainly finish in the top four of the table and they have enjoyed a decent start to the campaign which has seen them collect 18 points from 10 matches.
What will have dismayed Kenny Dalglish is the number of leads that Pool have tossed away, the latest of these coming in their last home match where Norwich pegged the Merseyside club back and that was a coupon buster up and down the land.
It won’t stop the punters piling into the 4/11 (Coral – £30 free bets) about Liverpool beating the Swans, especially with the Welsh side having struggled to make an impact on the road this term and their mid-table placing in the top flight owes everything to their form at the Liberty Stadium where Brendan Rodgers’ side have claimed 11 of their 12 points.
However, City really should have registered that first away win a fortnight ago when leading 2-0 at Wolves with ten minutes left, with Swansea really starting to find their feet in the Premier League and they can be backed at 10/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) to shock the Kop by claiming three points in this game.
Much depends on whether the visitors can keep the home supporters quiet in the early stages of the game, with Luis Suarez looking to fill his boots and the Uruguayan continues to offer Liverpool an extra dimension despite unnecessary criticism of his sportsmanship.
He and Andy Carroll forged a good understanding during the team’s 2-0 win at West Brom last weekend and the Reds might have too much for their opponents even if Steven Gerrard has suffered another injury setback.