Reds here in the Tavern are loving life on Merseyside at the moment, with an inspired run of form over the past two-months setting them up nicely for the New Year.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Liverpool season without defensive woes and an inconsistent run of results. But in recent times Jurgen Klopp has managed to turn his side into a formidable force, with the attacking prowess of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane leading a charge that’s seen them impress both in Europe and domestically.
Although there have been some highlights so far this season, this hasn’t hidden the fact that they’ve been nothing short of abysmal in defence at times, with the forwards having to bail them out on numerous occasions.
In what has been a tiring festive period, Liverpool haven’t managed to go unscathed in the injury department with some of their key defender’s now sidelined for the time being.
This year in their Boxing Day clash, the Reds will host the Premier League’s lowest-ranked side Swansea City, in a fixture that many of the Kopites’ here in the Tavern believe should be an absolute drubbing.
Nevertheless, if Liverpool are to continue to strive for a Champions League spot then games like these are crucial in their progress, therefore if Jurgen Klopp fields this Liverpool XI, then Swansea City may as well not turn up.