Swansea City fan, Abigail Davies, explains how a feel-good factor currently pervades at the Liberty Stadium after the appointment of Garry Monk, as she previews today's clash at Anfield.

Talk us through what's happened at Swansea since the two sides last met at the Liberty Stadium...

A lot has happened - most notably, of course, the change at the helm. Performances had been incredibly lacklustre under Michael Laudrup and, despite many outsiders' perplexity when the Dane was dismissed, I think the decision was inevitable. The changes on the pitch since Garry Monk was appointed almost three weeks ago have been clear for all to see. The passion has been restored, Swansea are playing with style and purpose again and it feels like we have our club back.

What is the relationship like between the fans and the new boss?

I don't think there are many who would be opposed to Monk being given a permanent contract now. Having captained the Swans in all four divisions, there is no disputing his credentials as a player and I believe he boasts the qualities to enjoy similar success as a manager. Lacking under Laudrup were characteristics that the Swans are well known for; togetherness, pride and passion. Monk has reinstated these attributes and confidence is high in the Swans camp once more.

Who is the one player most likely to sway Sunday's game in the Swans' favour?

Wilfried Bony. The striker is in prolific form and full of confidence. Many sides this season, including Manchester City and Napoli, have failed to deal with the threat he poses and I think he will be able to exploit Liverpool's defensive frailties this afternoon. I also think Jonjo Shelvey will have an important role to play on his return to Anfield. Despite two costly errors in the reverse fixture, the character he demonstrated in that match was incredible and he was undoubtedly Swansea's best player on the pitch.

How will Garry Monk set out his side when he comes face to face with his former boss, Brendan Rodgers?

His tactics have been superb so far. Having played with inverted wingers for the best part of this season, it is fantastic to see Dyer and Routledge playing out wide and taking on full-backs to great effect again under Monk. It'll be interesting to see whether any players are rested with Thursday night's Europa League game in mind. I would like to see a similar starting XI to the one that lined up against Napoli. Pablo Hernandez has vastly improved since moving infield to play behind Bony and it would be good to see him continue there today.

What's the feeling towards Brendan like at the Liberty nowadays, nearly two years on from his departure?

I think the majority of people acknowledge, respect and have a lot of gratitude for the work Rodgers did while he was manager of Swansea City. He is a man of great intelligence and wisdom and I for one am delighted to see him do such an admirable job at Liverpool.

How's the European adventure coming along? Still going strong on that front?

It has been an incredible journey with many highlights. Thursday's match against Napoli was one of the best performances I've seen at the Liberty. For 90 minutes, Swansea outplayed a side that amassed 12 points in the group stages of this season's Champions League and I was incredibly proud of the Swans' dominance. Napoli will pose a greater threat at home and it'll be tough for the Swans to qualify, but we have a chance!

Where does a visit to Anfield rank on the list of away trips for Swansea fans?

Anfield is one of my favourite Premier League grounds and I always look forward to trips to Merseyside. It's definitely in my top three favourite away days.

What have you made of Liverpool's performances this season?

I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Liverpool this season. Free flowing, high tempo, attacking football, with some of the most impressive offensive players in the division. I think the club will finish in the top four.


Liverpool 2-1 Swansea.