Mar 092015
 

One month after their Manchester United double, Swansea City want to make it a treble on the Tawe with Ki Sung-yueng eyeing Liverpool as their latest Liberty scalp.

Arsenal were out-gunned by Garry Monk’s men back in November before Louis van Gaal was left grumbling last month when the Old Trafford side suffered at the hands of the Swans for the second time this season.

It was the latest in run of shock home wins from the Swans since arriving in the Premier League almost four years ago with Manchester City also on the end of a humbling.

Liverpool have also come unstuck in South Wales before – and now South Korea star Ki wants a repeat to make it a hat-trick of home scalps.

Good memories

“We have good memories of home games and when we’re at the Liberty in front of our own fans we always have the opportunity to win,” said Ki, who helped set up the win over United last month when he levelled the scores before Bafetimbi Gomis deflected home the winner.

“Liverpool are in very good form so we will need to show our best, but we have the chance to make it a hat-trick of big home wins and I think it’s not impossible – we have a great chance.

“Anfield is a hard place to go and we found it tough there, but when teams come to Swansea they always struggle so it’s a big opportunity for us.

“Playing against the top teams is always a big test for ourselves, but I believe we definitely have a chance of winning this game.

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“We have already beaten Manchester United and Arsenal at home, maybe this will be another piece of history.”

Swansea have a good record and not been beaten at the Liberty by Liverpool since re-joining the elite under now-Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

They celebrated a fine first season back in the top-flight with a final day win over Kenny Dalglish’s side on ‘Elvis Day’ – when Rodgers asked fans to turn up as the king of rock and roll to mock bookies’ predictions over Swansea’s chances of success being less than the probability of seeing the singing icon alive.

They played out a scoreless draw in Rodgers’ first game back after being lured to Merseyside to replace Dalglish the following season while drew 2-2 in a thriller last September where Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to villain and back again.

But they have lost four of their last five meetings against Steven Gerrard and Co, including a 4-1 defeat at Anfield in December.

Avenging Anfield rout

And Ki, 26, said: “You have to remember that in Anfield we lost 4-1. We didn’t expect that, it was a heavy defeat so we need to avenge that game.

“But everyone in the team wants to win against Liverpool, especially with the stories about Brendan and Swansea.

“He knows Swansea so it will be a very interesting game. They have some world-class players – that’s why they play for Liverpool.

“And after they won against Manchester City last weekend they will be confident but we have a lot of time to organise everything.

“We need to work out what we did wrong at Tottenham and try to be better.”

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