After drawing 2-2 with Bournemouth on the weekend, next up for Garry Monk’s Swansea City is a trip to Anfield to take on a buoyant and revitalised Liverpool.
The Swans were held by relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Saturday – and if it wasn’t for a first-half comeback, the Cherries could well have taken all three points.
For large parts of the contest, Howe’s side were the better team. They had more of the ball, more shots at goal, and they will certainly feel aggrieved that they didn’t take maximum points back to Dean Court with them.
Unfortunately for the Swans, a trip to Anfield to take on an in-form Liverpool side isn’t exactly ideal right now. Jurgen Klopp’s side are fresh off the back of a master-class performance, which saw them comfortably see off Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Reds were a class above City, and in truth, they could quite easily have scored more than just the four.
A trip to Anfield is tough at any given time, but a trip to face a Liverpool side who are starting to find their feet under a world-class manager is an ominous sign for anyone.
We take a look at what Swansea can learn from the Reds’ faultless display in Manchester, and what threats they will cause the Swans this weekend.