Jamie Redknapp: 'Virgil van Dijk will help take Liverpool to next level'


Liverpool, who are now on an 18-game unbeaten run in all competitions, head to south Wales looking for a sixth consecutive win having inflicted a first league defeat on Manchester City last week.

Swansea can take advantage of this and perhaps exploit Karius' uncertainty in the Liverpool goal.

- Jurgen Klopp has lost three Premier League games against Swansea, more than he has vs any other opponent in the competition.

"When I am asked about Liverpool, I just can't see any player at this moment who would leave".

Can the Swans stay in touch at the bottom of the league? How can they deliver always at a good level?

They are six points from safety heading into the game, though taking four points from their last three matches at least gives them some hope going forward.

Tammy Abraham, Renato Sanches and Mike van der Hoorn all face late fitness tests ahead of Carvalhal naming his squad for the contest, although Angel Rangel remains out.

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Centre-back Virgil van Dijk returns to the side after a tight hamstring ruled him out of last week's win over Manchester City. Their attacking fluidity makes them hard to defend against and when they are on form, they are arguably the most unsafe team in the league. It is advantage Liverpool in the race for the top four, meaning Spurs may push that bit more for victory, which could play into Klopp's hands on the counter-attack. Now occupying that lucrative fourth position, Liverpool have a two-point buffer with Tottenham, however, a victory in Wales on Monday night will see the Reds jump into third.

Liverpool are hopeful that Mohamed Salah and Ragnar Klavan will both recover from illness, though Dejan Lovren (also illness) is considered more of a doubt.

Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored nine goals in his past five starts in the Premier League, with all nine coming from inside the box.

"If you really want to keep the quality high, then please, you have to think about it". Jurgen Klopp has managed to get the best out of the forward since his arrival and he looks to be one of the most risky attackers in his central role.

Swansea City have shown an improvement since the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal, but their upcoming fixtures suggest they could become cut adrift before things improve further.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he would never allow a player to move to a Premier League rival mid-season in the way Arsenal are allowing Alexis Sanchez to move to Manchester United.

With only 14 goals scored all season, Liverpool should have little to worry about in terms of a threat on their net.