Klopp: Liverpool's priority is always to defend

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The Swans travel to face the Reds on Boxing Day, live on Sky Sports Premier League, and Britton is wary of the threat posed by Jurgen Klopp's side, who have scored 24 goals in their last seven games in all competitions. "I was not disappointed at half-time", Klopp told a news conference. Ayew had Mignolet scrambling across his box at the start of the second half, but the save was much easier than the Belgian stopper made it look.

"It wasn't an easy game".

"We can't ignore that, but apart from that, not really".

That was made even more apparent in their last outing against Arsenal, where after going 2-0 up, they conceded three goals in the space of just five minutes on route to an entertaining 3-3 draw.

He added: 'We can not force results - the result is the kid of the performance.

"Length of time [on their returns], actually I have no idea to be honest - but it won't be tomorrow", Klopp added.

Swansea will give a fitness test to striker Wilfried Bony (hamstring) and midfielder Leroy Fer (back), who both missed the game against Palace.

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"On December 30 and January 1, they have no chance, then we have to see again".

"I don't really remember the game from past year, to be honest".

But the German believes there is still plenty for the fourth-placed Reds to play for and they should not get complacent just because City are so far ahead.

"We're bottom of the league, of course, [and] confidence is low in the team". I want to defend first of all because that is the basis for everything.

Emre Can failed to test Fabianski after Kyle Naughton's misplaced pass created an opportunity for a second Liverpool goal, before Ragnar Klavan dived in to block a McBurnie strike at the other end as Swansea settled. As players, we've all been in situations where it's hard afternoons, but you still remain professional and do the right things and do the right job for the team.

"It is very tough when you go up to Anfield, I've experienced it as a player".

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