Liverpool v Swansea City tips – back Swans to triumph at Anfield
Garry Monk’s team look ripe for a victory against a second-string Liverpool side tonight
October 28th, 2014
Rickie Lambert’s fairytale signing at Anfield hasn’t really materialised, with the former Southampton man struggling to hold down a place in the first team as Brendan Rodgers prefers the off-colour Mario Balotelli.
Lambert is set to finally get a full game this evening in the Capital One Cup, with the striker hoping that he can demonstrate his worth to a team who have laboured for the most part this term and are currently looking a shadow of the side that challenged hard for the Premier League title last term.
“It is a chance to impress if I am playing and I hope I am,” said the former Southampton captain. “It’s a chance to shine and do well and try to get on the scoresheet. I’m not going too deep on how it has gone so far here. I’m just looking forward to Tuesday.
“Obviously you want to hit the ground running and you want to score and for it to go in. The longer it goes on [without a goal], sometimes the harder it is. It depends how you are mentally. If you are OK and stay calm, sometimes that is hard to do, it will come and I’m confident it will come.”
Lambert added: “I think I can forge a partnership with any of the strikers. There are four strikers here fighting for a place to start. It doesn’t matter who plays, it is what is best for the team. I thought Mario did well against Hull. He held the ball up well and did all the things he was asked to. He was unlucky with a couple of chances and he played well.
“Obviously the fluency between every single department is not the way we want it but it is building and it is getting better. At the minute it’s not quite there but we are not losing games, we are picking up wins and we are not in the worst position [in the table]. And when we are firing on all cylinders we are in a position to start getting into serious places.”
Even so, we fancy a vibrant Swansea side to potentially win this game and at the very least, take the match into extra-time.
Swansea on Draw No Bet market @ 5/2 with Sky Bet