LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho are both named in the starting lineup today for Liverpool in their Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea City at Anfield.
Both players were unavailable for the Europa League defeat last Thursday.
The return of Sturridge adds another attacking option for Liverpool, who have not been the same up front since the England forward was sidelined with a thigh problem.
Coutinho, meanwhile, plays in midfield alongside captain Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva. Daniel Agger returns to the backline, while Jose Enrique, Jamie Carragher and Glen Johnson all start as well.
Swansea City, in the meantime, starts Leon Britton, Pablo Hernandez, Roland Lamah and Jonathan de Guzman, while Ashley Williams and Michu are amongst the starters.
Swansea are seventh in the English Premier League standing with 37 points, one more than 9th place Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Swansea City Teams
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Lucas, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Gulacsi, Henderson, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Skrtel.
Swansea City: Vorm, Tiendalli, Monk, Bartley, Davies, Britton, Agustien, de Guzman, Lamah, Shechter, Hernandez. Subs: Tremmel, Williams, Michu, Routledge, Dyer, Moore, Rangel.
Referee – Howard Webb (S Yorkshire).