Liverpool's Klopp says Swansea will provide tough test

Posted September 30, 2016

"There are top players here at Liverpool, worldwide players". Swansea's W1 D1 L4 is effectively the reverse of Liverpool's W4 D1 L1 record so far.

With no European action this term, some of those on the fringes have been short of game time, but Klopp says their attitude and application on the training ground has been key to the progress Liverpool have made. I need just to work and to get results because this is football.

Swansea, at the Liberty Stadium, on Saturday lunchtime. The boss may opt to stick with Ragnar Klavan.

Striker Divock Origi is a doubt for the clash against Swansea after he picked up a minor knee injury.

Regardless of whatever plan Francesco Guidolin comes up with, Liverpool remain favourites and here is how Jurgen Klopp could line up his squad for the game.

Nathan Dyer is still on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Having conceded 10 goals in their last five league games, it is hard to see the hosts keeping their rampant opponents at bay, although they should fancy their chances at the other end of the pitch against a defence still looking for a first clean sheet of the Premier League season.

Klopp must decide whether to stick with Loris Karius, who has played the last two matches in goal, or recall Simon Mignolet between the sticks.

Simon Brotherton: "It's too early to tell where Liverpool's excellent early-season form may take them, but if they play like they did when I saw them at Chelsea recently it could be a long afternoon for the home side".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to speak about Sam Allardyce's recent exit from the England job.

The Dutch global has continually proven to be a massive coup for Klopp since his summer arrival and already fits into the team's style of play.

Ex-Reds vice-captain Jamie Carragher stressed the importance of picking up a win ahead of an global break.

'I thought he applied himself well, ' Under 23 manager Michael Beale said afterwards.