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GUARDIAN – Swansea v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at the Liberty StadiumLive scoreboard! Follow all of the day’s goals and games as they happenAnd email simon.burnton@theguardian.com or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.03pm GMT The team sheets are in, and the names upon them are these:Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Gomis, Routledge. Subs: Britton, Emnes, Dyer, Nelson Oliveira, Montero, Rangel, Tremmel. Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Sterling, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Lallana, Sturridge, Coutinho. Subs: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lovren, Gerrard, Lambert, Markovic. Referee: Roger East. 7.03pm GMT Hello world!Brendan Rodgers revisits his former employers with the weekend’s results making three points if not exactly essential then certainly extremely important – despite six wins in their last seven league games and 12 matches unbeaten they remain five points behind fourth place before kick-off, and though they know that victory in their next two games (with Manchester United heading to Anfield on Sunday in the second) will catapult them into the top four and leave them positively bursting with optimism, lose both and they can probably recalibrate their season’s expectations to Europa League qualification, and cross their fingers for a potential FA Cup win.The players have been brilliant this week. They’re looking really sharp, looking really confident and we just want to continue with our sequence of performances and good results. We’re in a good moment, but we respect it’ll be a very difficult game at Swansea. Brendan Rodgers Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Swansea’s Garry Monk insists Bafétimbi Gomis is match-fit after collapse

• Monk plays down fears about Gomis’s health after fainting incident• Gomis trains with Swansea after seeing specialist in France• Match preview: Swansea City v LiverpoolGarry Monk said Bafétimbi Gomis is “ready to go” after collapsing on the pitch at White Hart Lane and said the Swansea striker could feature against Liverpool on Monday.Gomis suffers from a vasovagal condition which causes low blood pressure and fainting episodes and there was concern when the striker slumped to the ground during the early stages of Swansea’s 3-2 defeat at Tottenham on 4 March. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Barcelona’s Luis Suárez claims he left Liverpool because of the English press

• ‘I went because I was tired of them’, says Uruguayan• Striker also claims Barcelona are ‘the best club in the world’• Barcelona president and club to stand trial over Neymar tax caseBarcelona’s Luis Suárez has claimed that he left Liverpool last summer because he felt mistreated by the English press.The striker was a controversial figure during his time in England, and was criticised for his conduct in a number of incidents – namely his bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and the racism scandal with Patrice Evra. Continue reading…

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