Swansea City care taker boss Leon Britton will take his team to Anfield today as they look to take the three points from Liverpool could take them off the bottom of the table. After Saturdays draw with Crystal Palace, Swansea will be without full back Kyle Naughton who suffered a groin injury during that game, with Angel Rangel expected to take his place. Another possible absentee is Leroy Fer who will be given every chance to prove his fitness from a back compliant.
The home side manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to name his strongest side possible, but will be without skipper Jordan Henderson, who was forced off in the 1st half of their recent 3-3 draw with Arsenal with a hamstring injury.
There could be some good news for the Liverpool faithful as defender Joel Matip could return after missing the last month due to a thigh injury.
Fellow Merseysiders Everton will be looking to continue their mid-season revival under new boss Sam Allardyce as they travel to West Bromwich for todays boxing day clash. Since big Sam took over the Toffees have taken a remarkable 11 points from a possible 15, including draws against Liverpool and Chelsea. Everton will give striker Wayne Rooney a fitness test today after missing Saturdays game against Chelsea with the flu, while Skipper Phil Jagielka is likely to be rested. Everton’s only new doubt is Idrissa Gueye who has a hamstring injury.
West Bromwich boss Alan Pardew will be without record signing Nacer Chadli again after the Belgium winger suffered a thigh injury on his comeback match on Saturday. He will join James Morrison and Matt Phillips on the side line as they look for the three points that could see them move out of the relegation zone.