Liverpool v Leicester - Premier League Match Preview
On each side of the ground, they chanted and sang and, for the first time this season, showed unity.
The Liberty Stadium has not offered Swansea much freedom in this most testing campaign but, when it mattered, the locals came together.
The outcome, against the odds, was a performance to give hope that, perhaps, all is not lost.
The Reds are on an unbeaten run stretching back three months and 18 games, and are also on a five-match winning run which has helped them establish a healthy position inside the top four.
Swansea meanwhile begin the evening bottom of the table and will be desperate for three points to help stay within touching distance of safety.
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Liverpool's failure to win means they remain just two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the race to reach the top four.
But check out the bottom of the table - Swansea's win means it really has all congested up.
Just six points separate Carlos Carvalhal's side from Watford in 10th!
That's all from me here.
More to come on the but I will leave you with a snapshot of the league table.
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Not just because they have ended the 18-match unbeaten run of a Liverpool team who climbed Everest by defeating Pep Guardiola's Manchester City last time out, but in the manner of the victory too.
Apart from Firmino's header in the final few seconds, Swansea never looked like conceding.
It was a truly magnificent organised showing from Carlos Carvalhal's side and that is going to worry a fair few teams in the bottom half of the table more on that in a moment.
Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal and staff celebrate after the match 2 - Two of the last three occasions the team starting the day bottom of the Premier League table has beaten a team in the top four have been Swansea vs Liverpool today and January 2017.
Firmino climbs highest to meet a cross from six yards out but can only head against the post before Swansea scramble clear.
They've looked toothless all evening and Salah rather sums it all up as after breaking into the box his shot from a tight angle is wastefully driven wide.
They have four added minutes to hang on to a priceless three points in their battle against Premier League relegation.
There are gasps and groans from the home fans who were perhaps expecting three at most.
Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City and Adam Lallana of Liverpool battle for an aerial ball 88min: Forget Swansea attacking.
Even Bony is pretty much playing as a defender now as Firmino's inswinging cross is calmly gathered by Fabianski.
Naughton takes an age to take a throw in yards away from Klopp, who is berating the referee from the touchline about the time being taken to restart play.
He has a point to be fair.
They still have one change to make as Liverpool continue to press and probe.
Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City collects the ball in front of LIverpool's Mohamed Salah 82min: Perhaps not the best choice from Van Dijk but nothing else Liverpool have tried this evening has worked so why not.
The defender hits a difficult half volley towards goal from 28 yards out, but his swerving effort was always going over the bar.
Joe Gomez attacks the box from the right but his low effort towards the near post is off target.
Ayew is applauded off the field by a Swansea crowd appreciating his efforts, and as he trudges off he is replaced by Wilfried Bony.
Jurgen Klopp gives Danny Ings words of advice as he sends on the striker as a substitute 77min: Liverpool's best chance.
The ball finds Ings inside the box but his low effort across goal lacks power perhaps as Fabianski claims well.
Swansea need to make a change and get a fresh pair of legs in their 'attack.
He is walking around the pitch and can what place is liverpool in the premier league get into a jog to close down opposition players.
Salah's free-kick - which you would have expected him to save anyway - is about as close as Liverpool have got as they start to run out of ideas.
Liverpool's Adam Lallana comes on as a substitute to replace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 69min: Klopp continues to encourage his side from the touchline but Liverpool look a little lost right now as Emre Can wastefully fires way over the bar from 25 yards.
He has not been removed from his seat.
With no Philippe COutinho these days, Salah steps up.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool walks away after fouling Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City 56min: And still Liverpool tease an equaliser.
Mane does finally use Robertson out wide, but the full-back's teasing low cross what place is liverpool in the premier league for a tap-in rolls wide of the far post.
Firmino cushions a Sadio Mane cross for Andy Robertson charging into the box but the Swansea full-back tracks the run and makes a crucial sliding tackle.
Swansea are a little slow closing down Mohamed Salah on the edge of the box, but the forward bends his 22-yard shot wide of the far post.
Jordan Ayew is chief among them, having been chasing shadows all evening.
I have to say I'm surprised they haven't made more use of the flanks so far as Jurgen Klopp's team continue to search for an equaliser.
Sadio Mane has seen most of the ball among the Liverpool front three but crucially he is seeing very little of it in the danger areas behind the Swansea five-man defence.
Granted he had that chance what place is liverpool in the premier league half-time but either way it's been a very frustrating first half for Liverpool.
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Now, Swansea have a priceless advantage.
Can they hang on to it?
Liverpool counter on the left but Salah's cross to the back post for Mane is volleyed wide by the forward.
Fernandez is back on the pitch.
Swansea are briefly down to 10 men as Fernandez ended up getting a nosebleed during the Swansea celebrations and is now off the pitch getting treatment.
Van Dijk can only nod a Swansea corner loose into the box and finishing like a striker is centre-back Alfie Mawson the liverpool what premier league in is place a brilliant strike into the bottom corner.
Lots of calm heads at the back as they pass into spaces vacated by the roaming Reds forwards as they enjoy their best spell of the game so far.
It's something the home fans are starting to get behind too as we approach the break.
Mohamed Salah lashed a volley over the crossbar after beating the Swansea offside trap 33min: Boos from the home fans as centre-back Joel Matip that's how keen Liverpool are to creating overloads up top runs into the box and appears to handle a Salah pass that goes unpunished.
Oxlade-Chamberlain eventually takes up possession but his low near post strike is straight at Fabianski.
Swansea City's Martin Olsson centre attempts to clear his team's defensive lines 30min: So of course it's another ball over the top that outdoes the Swansea defence.
Swansea try to play offside from Van Dijk's pass but Alfie Mawson plays Mohamed Salah onside as he chases the ball into the box.
The forward attempts a first time shot on the turn but he blasts over the bar.
Not quite a sitter but he should hit the target at least.
It feels like it's just constant passing among the Reds in this game.
Even so they are struggling to do anything with it.
So far, at least.
The centre-back attacks an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain corner with his head but can only power his header just wide of the far post.
He might not be playing against Barcelona but everything he has done so far has screamed class.
Good spot from the assistant over the far what place is liverpool in the premier league following a rare Swansea counter attack.
Ayew attacks the left after being played in by Sam Clucas but he just fails to keep the ball in play before firing a neat finish past Lloris Karius.
Swansea do get a corner out of it but Liverpool clear their lines.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane left was denied a shot on goal by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 15min: Swansea cannot get out of their own half or even a touch on the ball right now as Liverpool continue to knock the ball around looking for a breakthrough.
It's going to be a long night up front for Swansea forward Jordan Ayew.
One thing that should be noted is that Swansea look far more committed and organised than they did when turning as a shambles at Anfield on Boxing Day.
A pass over the top has Fernandez all over the place as Mane brings down the ball inside the box but Lukasz Fabianski is off his line quickly to bravely dive on the ball and deny the forward a shot on goal.
Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain puts a challenge in on Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng 4min: Play has taken a more expected pattern now with Liverpool dictating the play while in possession.
No attacking play to take of note as yet though.
Swansea start on the front foot.
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A win for either side does big things for the Premier League table.
Three points for Liverpool would leave Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal facing an uphill struggle to get back into the top four.
Swansea would remain bottom if they secure victory, but they would be within three points of safety in what is becoming a very tight relegation battle in the bottom half of the table.
Virgil van Dijk looks distracted by something during the warm up, but it's not going to stop him playing the ball without looking.
There's definitely a caption competition to be had here.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk warms up ahead of kick-off at the Liberty Stadium 6 - Swansea have scored fewer home goals than any other side this season 6while Liverpool have scored the most away from home 29.
Swansea City meanwhile go to five at the back and make three alterations from the side that drew 1-1 at Newcastle United as Kyle Naughton Federico Fernandez and Leroy Fer come in for Kyle Bartley, Tom Carroll and Oliver McBurnie.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was forced into a change at the back Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Fer, Clucas, Dyer, Ayew.
Subs: Bony, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Carroll, Bartley, Roque, McBurnie.
Liverpool: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Firmino.
Subs: Milner, Klavan, Lallana, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick Lancashire Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will make his Premier League debut This is the last match of matchweek 24, here is how all the others played out.
Team news from the Liberty Stadium coming right up.
Swansea will host Liverpool with both sides looking to continue their good form.
The Reds will be looking to build on their impressive win over Manchester City last time out while Swansea will be keen to better their previous 5-0 result against the Anfield club.
Carlos Carvalhal and Jurgen Klopp preview the action to come at the Liberty Stadium.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane poses for a photo along with a supporter at the Liberty Stadium Well, one year and a day.
This time last year Swansea were celebrating a stunning 3-2 victory at Anfield thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente.
The Swans will hope the duo can combine again this ev.
Tom Carroll and Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrate during the 3-2 win at Liverpool in 2017 And that's not all, with Manchester City also confirming that that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2023.
Right, back to the football and our clash at the Liberty Stadium this evening.
Football's worst kept secret is confirmed as from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the other direction.
As is the way these days, it comes complete with a OTT video on Twitter.
Manchester City, arguably the best team in Europe right now, couldn't do it so who steps up to the plate next?
Any hope of the Premier League's bottom side doing what a team 19 places above them in the table can't?
Of course there is.
I'm not putting anything on it but the Premier League can throw up some strange results sometimes as I welcome you to Sportsmail's live coverage of Swansea City vs Liverpool.
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