Having played 3 games in the last 9 days, Brendan Rodgers is expected to make a number of changes to his Liverpool side for the 4th round Capital One clash tonight against an in-form Swansea City. Liverpool would be hoping to return to winning ways after a 0-0 stalemate against Hull City this past weekend. But, Gary Monk’s Swansea City would be no pushovers and provide a stiff test to an under pressure Liverpool side.
Rodgers is expected to put out a strong and a fresh Liverpool side. Raheem Sterling is expected to be rested or benched after having started every game for Liverpool this calendar year. The Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, should accompany him, as at the age of 34 he cannot be expected to play 4 games in a span of two weeks. With Sturridge still out through injury and Balotelli failing to return to form, Lambert might just get a rare start ahead of him.
Rodgers is expected to give starts to Markovic, Lucas, Enrique, Lambert and Borini with Henderson captaining the side and Coutinho returning to the starting lineup. There might be up to 9 changes to the Liverpool side that started against Hull City on Saturday in a 0-0 stalemate at Anfield.
Predicted Liverpool XI – Mignolet, Johnson, Toure, Lovren, Enrique, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Lambert, Borini.
Could this Liverpool side beat a fast and an in-form Swansea City?