Picking the Best Potential Swansea Lineup to Face Liverpool on Boxing Day

​Swansea travel to Merseyside to take on Jurgen Klopp's attacking juggernaut, with the Reds boasting the joint second-best goalscoring record in the division, netting 41 times so far. 


Managerless and bottom of the league, the ​Swans will face a rough 2018 if they do not nip their woeful form in the bud, with Tammy Abraham and Wilfried Bony needing to pull their weight in the coming weeks.


Leon Britton will remain in temporary charge for Tuesday's game, and here's the team he might pick to face ​Liverpool:

Goalkeeper

  • Fabianski
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​Lukasz Fabianski keeps his place in goal, an ever-present in the league this season.

Defence

  • Rangel
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  • Fernández
    Fernández33
  • Mawson
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  • Olsson
    Olsson16

​Kyle Naughton picked up a slight groin injury in Saturday's draw with ​Crystal Palace, so veteran Angel Rangel will deputise at right-back.


Martin Olsson keeps his place on the left side, with the usual centre back pairing in Alfie Mawson and Federico Fernandez expected to continue their run in the side.

Midfield

  • Carroll
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  • Mesa
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  • Clucas
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​The Swans midfield will remain largely unchanged from the previous match, with the duo of Tom Carroll and Sam Clucas starting in central midfield, with Spaniard Roque Mesa dropping a bit deeper to protect the defence. 


Leroy Fer, returning from injury, will be assessed before the game and could play some part on Tuesday.

Forwards

  • Ayew
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  • Abraham
    Abraham 10
  • Dyer
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​After his brilliant equaliser at the weekend, Jordan Ayew could start in place of Luciano Narsingh on the right wing. Nathan Dyer keeps his place on the opposite flank.


Both Tammy Abraham and Wilfried Bony could potentially start up top, but the young Englishman could be favoured due to his potency at set-pieces, which Swansea will have to likely rely on to get a point.

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