Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin.
Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin. Mike Egerton

Loss to Liverpool adds to pressure on Swansea's Guidolin

FOOTBALL: Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin says his team can turn things around despite a third successive defeat in the English Premier League.

The Swans went down 2-1 at home to Liverpool to leave them on four points and a place above the relegation zone.

Ryan Giggs and former US national coach Bob Bradley have both been linked with the Swansea job but there has been no move from the club's American owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien.

Guidolin, 60, said he had had no talks on his future but was positive his side could move away from the relegation zone.

"I am sure in the future this team can turn this situation,” Guidolin said.

"The relationship between my players and me is perfect. The best thing in these nine months is to meet my players. I am sure they have good qualities, good character.

"I am worried for the table, not my position. It is not good. We need more points.”

Swansea controlled the first half and went ahead after Leroy Fer poked home from close range after Liverpool failed to clear a corner.

The Reds improved after the break and deservedly levelled through Roberto Firmino before a controversial late penalty from James Milner sealed the win.

The win moved Liverpool up to second and Chelsea also climbed the table to sixth following a 2-0 win at Hull.

There were draws in the other three EPL games, with Sunderland and West Brom finishing 1-1.

Watford and Bournemouth drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road, while West Ham ended a run of four straight defeats with a 1-1 home draw against Middlesbrough.