Rodgers reveals 'great affinity' for Liverpool's next opposition

Brendan Rodgers

Swansea are next up for Liverpool, who are on unbeaten in 12 Premier League games.

Liverpool's match away to Swansea sees a couple of former Swans returning to their old nest, with ex-manager Brendan Rodgers telling the Liverpool website what he remembers fondly about his time in South Wales and also reminding everyone that it's a tough ground to visit.

Rodgers took Swansea into the Premier League three years ago, after a two-year spell in South Wales where the Swans continued to develop their impressive passing game.

"Swansea's a place that I have a great affinity for," said the Liverpool manager. "I spent two years there and the football club welcomed me straight away. Huw Jenkins and the board were amazing for me. They gave me great freedom to work.

"And then outside of that, the people of the city and beyond were so welcoming for me. I had a wonderful time there. I have a great affinity and I like to see the club do well. They have been doing brilliant. They are very much an established team."

As well as Rodgers, Joe Allen will be coming up against his boyhood club, while Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey signed from Liverpool. The two clubs have played out some intriguing games since Rodgers moved to Anfield, and though Liverpool have scored a couple of big home victories against the Welsh club, they are yet to win at the Liberty Stadium with Rodgers as manager.

If Liverpool want to continue their impressive form, they will be coming up against a side that beat Manchester United in their last home game.

"I know as well as anyone that it's a very tough place to go," the Northern Irishman added. "They've got great support. The pitch is normally wonderful. But they have had one or two results that they wouldn't have been pleased with. Either way we know it will be a very difficult game. But we're in a great moment."

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