Premier League briefing

  • Last Updated: February 17 2013, 14:02 GMT

Team news, statistics and video preview for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash between Liverpool and Swansea.

Premier League briefing

Sunday, February 17

Liverpool (9) v Swansea (7)

Liverpool have forward Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Philippe Coutinho back available for Sunday's clash with Swansea at Anfield.

The pair return to the squad having both been ineligible for Thursday's Europa League defeat at Zenit St Petersburg, with manager Brendan Rodgers confirming Sturridge - who has been nursing a thigh problem - is fit to play.

Daniel Agger, after criticising his own performance in Monday's 2-0 league defeat to West Brom on Twitter, did not travel to Russia but Rodgers has indicated the defender will be involved against the Swans.

Defender Chico Flores will miss out for Swansea after rupturing ankle ligaments against QPR. Kyle Bartley or club captain Garry Monk will get the chance to step into the Spaniard's shoes and stake a claim for a place ahead of the Capital One Cup final.

Midfielder Leon Britton could return from an ankle injury, while left-back Neil Taylor continues his recovery from a broken leg.

Last season: Swansea 1 Liverpool 0, Liverpool 0 Swansea 0.

Last five league matches: Liverpool L W D D L; Swansea D W D L W.

Top scorers: Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 22; Michu (Swansea) 18.

Referee: Howard Webb.


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