Liverpool will be hoping to end this year with a winReuters

Liverpool play hosts to Swansea City as on Monday as the Reds look to improve their position in the English Premier League.

After a pretty disappointing start to the 2014/15 season, the Merseyside club seem to have found some form of late as they have lost only one game in their last six fixtures.

However, the Reds are still not playing with the same kind of flamboyance as last season as they struggled against the bottom place Burnley in their last fixture.

The main problem with Liverpool this season has been their attacking department. Although Liverpool's defensive display has also been poor this season, they have been affected more by their drop in attacking form.

This is because Liverpool, despite not being that great at the back last season, managed to win games by outscoring their opponents, owing to the superb form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

This season, however, the Reds have been struggling in front of goal, and this has resulted in them doing poorly in the Premier League and the Champions League as well.

Still Liverpool boss Rodgers, who admits that his side have been poor, admits that they will be much better in the second half of the season.

"It's well documented how difficult it's been in the first part of the season and our performances haven't been to the level we would want," Rodgers told Liverpool's official website.

"But we're looking forward to developing as a group, learning from the experiences and pushing on."

Rodgers, a former Swansea City manager, knows it will be a difficul game on Monday, but the Northern Irishman believes Liverpool will come away with all three points.

"It's a very difficult game. I know Swansea very well," he added. "We had a very good performance against them in the cup earlier on in the season, at home. We know it will be a tough match. But our performance levels have been getting better.

"The spirit and mentality in the team is still strong. This is a really difficult period of games in a short space of time, so we'll look to go and put in a performance that hopefully merits the three points."

Meanwhile, Swansea will also be hoping to beat Liverpool in order to improve their own position in the Premier League.

The Swans, after making a bright start to the Premier League this season, recording back-to-back wins in their first two opening fixtures, have been a little up and down since.

However, the Welsh side seem to have now regained their momentum following back-to-back victories in their last two fixtures against Hull City and Aston Villa.

And now Swans boss Garry Monk says that his side are "looking forward" to their Anfield trip.

"We're looking forward to it," Monk told Swansea City's official website, adding that Liverpool will be a very formidable opponent despite their poor start this season.

"Liverpool have had a difficult start to the season, but Brendan has made changes and they're becoming a very good team again.

"He's one of the most mentally strong people I know. He's been through a difficult period, but now he's producing good results and the team are playing a lot better.

"It will be a difficult game, but Anfield is a great place to play football. We have to take belief there. We should go into the game with confidence."

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled for a 8:00pm GMT (1:30am IST, 3:00pm ET) start with Live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 2. The EPL match can also be watched via live streaming online by viewers in India on

Live coverage on TV in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also live stream the action on Sky Go or Sky Sports Online Player. Watch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the 90 minutes of action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 1 or live stream the action on Fox Sports On Demand.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match on Bein Sports Arabia or via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport or SuperSport online.

Expected lineups: Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Gerrard, Borini, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana

Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Routledge, Carroll, Ki, Dyer, , Richards, Sigurdsson, Emnes, Bony

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