While Liverpool have gotten off to an impressive start to this campaign, their Saturday opponent has struggled out of the gate. Through six matches, Swansea City have just four points and are in 17th place.
Manager Francesco Guidolin has been under pressure because of his squad's struggles, and he knows a poor showing against the Reds could cost him his job.
"It could happen [that I'm fired if we lose]," Guidolin said (via the Guardian). "Maybe. It's not easy [to beat Liverpool]. But if we win for the period of the international break you don't speak any more about my position."
Above all else, Guidolin stressed that a result is essential for Swansea City to regain the club's stability.
"My position is not important, Swansea's position is important, and we must get a result," he said. "This is football and without a result these words are not important. We need to win - it's clear for me, clear for the chairman, clear for everyone."
Even though Liverpool often struggle to take care of business against bottom-half teams desperate for points, it's a positive sign that their opponents appear to be in such disarray. With the Reds' strong form of late, Saturday is a fantastic opportunity to head into the international break on a high note.