SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, January 22, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk before the FA Premier League match between Swansea City FC and Liverpool FC at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Swansea vs. Liverpool lineups: Emre Can captains the Reds and Van Dijk returns

Emre Can captains Liverpool as they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Monday evening.

The Swans prop up the Premier League table after winning just four times all season, and only twice on home soil.

They are six points from safety heading into the game, though taking four points from their last three matches at least gives them some hope going forward.

Liverpool are 18 matches unbeaten after seeing off table-topping Manchester City at Anfield last time out, a polar-opposite match to Monday evening’s affair.

As they seek to add to that number, Jurgen Klopp has recalled fit-again centre-back Virgil van Dijk as the Reds make just one change to the starting lineup.

Loris Karius continues in goal, with another opportunity to showcase his worth to doubters.

Van Dijk partners Joel Matip in defence, with Andrew Robertson and Joe Gomez remaining in place at full-back.

Emre Can anchors the midfield and wears the captain’s armband, with Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the centre alongside the German.

Roberto Firmino spearheads the attack, flanked by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Milner, Klavan, Lallana, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Fer, Clucas, Dyer, Ayew.

Substitutes: Nordfeldt, Bartley, Roque Mesa, Carroll, Narsingh, McBurnie, Bony.

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