Jonjo Shelvey has been told to "wise up" by his Swansea manager Garry Monk, who says he will not tolerate the midfielder's "laziness" any more.
Former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey returns to Anfield on Monday night as part of a Swans squad riding high in eighth place in the Barclays Premier League, but whether the 22-year-old features against his old club after Monk's comments remains open to debate.
Shelvey was substituted after an hour of the Boxing Day victory over Aston Villa following his...
Swansea were not particularly convincing in their 1-0 Boxing Day win vs. Aston Villa, ceding far too much possession to their visitors and having to rely on highlight-reel saves from Lukasz Fabianski and a blown penalty call to survive.
Meanwhile, Liverpool edged past Burnley by the same score. The two results and performances reinforced the feeling that neither of these sides is playing to its full potential.
The excellence that saw Liverpool come so close to winning last season's title owed more...
Liverpool close the first half of their campaign on Monday when they welcome Swansea to Anfield.
A win would see them draw level on points with the visitors, although the Welsh side possess a superior goal difference.
As they bid to close the gap on the Champions League places, manager Brendan Rodgers hopes an improved second half of the season can see them fulfil their pre-season ambitions.
Rodgers said: "For us the objectives are very much the same - we want to finish in that top four. We know there's...