Ray Parlour predicts Liverpool vs Swansea

The two sides meet at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday

Ray Parlour has predicted that Liverpool will beat Swansea City when the two sides meet this weekend, in comments to Betsafe.

The Reds travel to Wales on Sunday looking to bounce back following a disappointing loss to Villarreal in the Europa League on Thursday.

They were handed a sucker punch in Spain as a last minute goal saw them lose 1-0 in the first leg of their semi final ties.

While that competition is their main focus now, there is still plenty to play for in the league as they chase down West Ham United in fifth.

And Parlour has backed them to add three points against the Swans to keep up that fight on Sunday.

“Aston Villa aside, there is probably no team you’d rather face right now in the Premier League than Swansea City,” he told Betsafe.

“Since hitting the magic 40-point barrier they have been absolutely wretched. Things couldn’t really be any more different for Liverpool [but] their problem has been defensively.”

“The suspension to Mamadou Sakho, as well as the distraction of a Europa League semi-final is unlikely. However, you’d still surely back Liverpool to have just too much for a Swansea side that couldn’t look less interested.”

Though Parlour is predicting a comfortable win for the Reds, it could be a much tighter affair than that.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to make a raft of changes for the game given the added importance of the Europa League semi final and several youngsters could feature again.

That could give the Swans a chance of getting something, although recent performances suggest that will definitely not be the case.

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