A crucial match this Sunday between Liverpool and Swansea will see both teams fighting for a top-10 position on the Premier League table.
Swansea could move into 8th or 9th with a win, and Liverpool could slide into a top-10 spot after a tough start to their season.
Liverpool hasn't forgotten the 3-1 thrashing at Anfield in a league cup match on Halloween. Swansea had the Reds on the ropes, and took advantage of Liverpool selling out to score late in the game.
Look for some more firewood to be added to the budding rivalry this weekend, as the Brendan Rodgers-led Reds go marching in to Liberty Stadium.
Where: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, United Kingdom
When: Sunday, November 25, 8:30 a.m. EST
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Swansea: Can Swans Defend Liberty Stadium Against Surging Reds?
Swansea is coming off a big win at Newcastle, and will look to keep their form going against a Liverpool side they happily dispatched at Anfield.
Michael Laudrup has taken the team left by Rodgers and made it his own. Signing Michu and Pablo Hernandez has proven to be the move that took the squad to the next level.
The Jacks have had consistently good showings against clubs that, on paper, are much better than them. No one's sleeping on them anymore, and Swansea is quickly becoming the new Newcastle.
In their last tie, Swansea faced Brad Jones in goal. This time around they'll face Pepe Reina, who's back from injury and back in favor for Rodgers.
For Swansea to win this game, they'll have to score on the few opportunities they'll get. Rodgers will field his best 11 in this game and does not want to be embarrassed in the house he built.
Possession will be key, and Swansea must shut down Luis Suarez. As much as teams try, they haven't been successful in stopping the controversial Uruguayan.
Liverpool: Will Rodgers show Laudrup how it's done?
Liverpool will go into Liberty Stadium with an opportunity to jump into the top-10 on the EPL table. A strong finish to the calendar year will vindicate a rough start to the season.
A 3-0 win against Wigan has them headed back on track, and if they can string together a few results before year's end, they'll be within striking distance of the coveted top four spots going into the January transfer window.
It's becoming more and more evident with each passing game that Liverpool does as Suarez does. The most-hated player in the league leads the league in scoring with 10 goals.
Liverpool will keep their possession as they do in most games, but they'll have to be able to convert.
Rodgers may have figured out something by playing Jose Enrique on the wing against Wigan. Enrique had one of his best games in a Liverpool shirt and even scored a goal.
His touch, physicality and creativity seem like a great fit for his new advanced position. Teams will not be expecting it, and that could be Liverpool's ace in the hole against Swansea and others going forward.
Pepe Reina will prove to Rodgers that he belongs and will record his second straight clean sheet.
Steven Gerrard will finally get on the score sheet, and Jose Enrique will provide an assist to another midfielder.
Liverpool will win 2-0 as they look to pick as many points as possible before the transfer window opens.
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