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Swansea boss desperate to keep hold of Llorente

Llorente scored two at Anfield to secure his side's win. Credit: PA

Swansea manager Paul Clement is determined to hang on to striker Fernando Llorente as he believes he is crucial to their survival battle.

The Spaniard is a reported target for Chelsea but after two goals in the shock 3-2 win at Liverpool, taking his tally to seven in the last 10 league games, Clement has no intention of letting him leave.

"He played very well today. Am I afraid to lose him? I want to keep him here and the reason I want to keep him here is what he showed today," he said.

"I think his performance was very good. The first time I was involved in this team was Crystal Palace and he showed all the qualities he had in that game.

"If you get the right kind of service into him he is a goalscorer but you have to give him service."

Three points at Anfield was a huge boost for the Swans, who began the day bottom of the league but only one point from safety, and Clement insists they will not throw in the towel in their quest to retain top-flight status.

"I think the mindset in the group, since I've been in, is anything is possible," he added.

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Paul Clement set to be appointed Swansea boss

Swansea are set to appoint Paul Clement as their new manager, Press Association Sport understands.

Clement, the former Derby boss and current Bayern Munich assistant, has been in talks with Swansea over the last 24 hours to become the club's third manager of the season.

And it is understood that the deal could be finalised over the next 48 hours before Swansea - who will head into 2017 bottom of the Premier League - visit Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

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Swansea boss: Liverpool game could be my swansong

Francesco Guidolin could leave Swansea. Credit: PA

Francesco Guidolin accepts he could lose his job as Swansea manager if his side fail to beat Liverpool on Saturday.

Guidolin has come under increasing pressure with Swansea only one place above the relegation zone after failing to win a Premier League game since the opening day of the season.

Ryan Giggs - recently of Manchester United - and former United States boss Bob Bradley have been linked with the Liberty post, with the visit of Liverpool understood to be critical to the Italian's future.

Asked if he could be out of a job if Swansea fail to beat high-flying Liverpool, Guidolin replied: "It could happen. Maybe.

"It's not easy (to beat Liverpool). But if we win on Saturday for the period of the international break you don't speak any more about my position.

"But my position is not important, Swansea's (league) position is important, and we must get a result."

Swansea winger Dyer out for two months

Dyer, 28, had a successful operation this week to remove extra bone in his ankle. Credit: PA

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer is likely to be sidelined until at least mid-November after undergoing ankle surgery.

Dyer, 28, had a successful operation this week to remove extra bone that had grown on his ankle.

"The operation went well," Swansea's head of performance Richard Buchanan told the club's official website.

"The specialists are pleased with the outcome, and it is estimated that Nathan is likely to be out for between seven and nine weeks."

Dyer has made two appearances this season after being on loan at Premier League champions Leicester last term.

He agreed a new four-year Swansea contract in August.

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