Swansea City latest: Injury boost for Liverpool game, Orlandi: Laurdup = disappointment

All the latest Swansea City news including Jordi Amat's determination to reach full fitness in time for League Cup clash with Liverpool.

Jordi Amat has vowed to ensure his recovery from injury is complete in time for Swansea City's trip to Anfield when the South Wales club take on Liverpool in the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday, October 28.

Amat suffered a knee injury one month ago when the Swans took on Chelsea - a match they went on to lose by a 4-2 score.

He told the South Wales Evening Post: "I’m getting better every day and I’m feeling good. At the moment I’m just running in straight lines and working on my upper body and legs in the gym. I’m also in the pool doing a lot for cardio work.

"I was glad we had the international break because it means I’ve had more time to recover. I’m working hard each day with the staff here and hopefully I’ll be ready to play in around two weeks.

“I’m hoping to train during the week of the Leicester game with the aim of being in contention the following week.”

Meanwhile, Andrea Orlandi has claimed that Swansea are a "very special club".

"I believe that sacking [Michael] Laudrup and getting [Garry] Monk to replace him was the best decision the club has made," said Orlandi on his official website.

"I was very excited about Laudrup. I admired him as a footballer and I liked everything about him. But I got very disappointed. Sometimes you get a shock when you meet people who are your idols. It happened to me with [Ruud] Gullit and also with Jordi Lardin, a very good winger who played for Espanyol.

"I cannot say much about Laudrup as a person, always correct and diplomatic, as I never got to know him enough to be able to judge him at that level. But as a coach he was a great disappointment.

"[But] I think he did me well by showing me the door from Swansea because my time there was over and I am convinced of that given the experience of that pre-season in 2012.

"Now the team is in the hands of someone who loves the club, who really works hard and who studies the opposition and tries to become better. You can be sure I know what I am talking about."

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