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Swansea City's Ki returns for Liverpool clash

Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng missed Saturdays defeat of Newcastle Photo: Andy Lloyd/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Swansea City manager, Michael Laudrup, can call on the services of influential midfielder Ki Sung-yueng and defender Kyle Bartley for Sunday's lunchtime visit of Liverpool in the Premier League.

Ki missed the Swans 2-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday after suffering a hamstring problem during the 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Bartley, who signed in the summer from Arsenal, returns after a lengthy absence due to a thigh problem.

Laudrup is sweating on the fitness of striker Danny Graham and defender Ben Davies. Both are suffering with an illness but are expected to recover in time.

Liverpool's trip to the Liberty Stadium will be boss Brendan Rodgers and Welsh midfielder Joe Allen's first visit to south Wales since they left the Swans to join the Reds in the summer.

Although Rodgers and Allen have already faced their former club this season; the Swans claiming a 3-1 victory at Anfield in the Capital One cup in October.

Liverpool will welcome back Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez to their starting line up on Sunday after the pair were left on the bench for Thursday nights Europa League draw with Young Boys

Defender Andre Wisdom is expected to be fit after sustaining a knee injury in that match.

The 19-year-old was taken off in the first half as a precaution but manager Brendan Rodgers told the clubs official web site that he is confident the right-back will be ready in time.

Everyone is fine. We had young Andre Wisdom come off as a precaution, but he should be fine.

It was just a slight tweak in his knee and we just wanted to make sure he didn't provoke it anymore, so it looks like he'll be fine.

The rest of the group were in [today] preparing for the game on Sunday and the other group that played last night were recovering.

Everyone is coming along well.

– BRENDAN RODGERS, LIVERPOOL MANAGER

Swansea City provisional squad to face Liverpool:

Bartley, Flores, Williams, Britton, Michu, Graham, Hernandez, Dyer, Cornell, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Agustien, Gower, Richards, Davies.

Liverpool provisional squad to face Swansea City:

Reina, Wisdom, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Shelvey, Suso, Sterling, Suarez, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Sahin, Henderson, Downing, Cole, Assaidi.

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