Liverpool travel to Swansea City tomorrow, looking to keep pace with the top four…
Brendan Rodgers returns to former club Swansea City tomorrow night, looking to continue the Reds’ encouraging recent record against the Welsh giants.
Liverpool won the reverse fixture 4-1 against the Swans earlier this season, while we also beat them 2-1 in the Capital One Cup – when Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren scored the decisive goals.
However, they still carry plenty of threat, and Rodgers will want his side to avoid any complacency as we chase another crucial three points to aid our top four chances.
Here are the five crucial battles that will decide the game:
5) Martin Skrtel vs Bafetimbi Gomis
Ironically, both of these players will be returning from worrying incidents that saw them carried off the field. Skrtel was left unconscious after clashing with Rudy Gestede against Blackburn last weekend, while Gomis fainted during the league defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. However, both are expected to return for this one, and the Slovakian will have to be at his best to ensure the striker doesn’t add to his tally of four Swansea goals.