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Swansea City's Ki Sung-Yueng will be fit to face Liverpool

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

Swansea City's Ki Sung-Yueng

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MICHAEL Laudrup is spoilt for choice going into Sunday's clash with Liverpool with Ki Sung-Yueng set to be fit to face the Reds.

Ki missed Swansea City's rousing win at Newcastle United after suffering a hamstring injury at Southampton a fortnight ago.

But the South Korean star is back in full training and should be ready to start this weekend if required.

Ki's probable availability leaves Laudrup with a host of options after the Newcastle success.

He could stick with Itay Shechter in attack after his promising full debut on Tyneside.

Another option would be to push Michu back up front and draft Ki back into central midfield.

Laudrup also has Danny Graham pushing for a recall up front, while competition for a place out wide is fierce with Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge all in good form.

Laudrup also has decisions to make in central defence, with Chico Flores now fully fit after the dead leg he suffered at Liverpool last month but Garry Monk doing all he can to hold on to the jersey.

Ki would be unfortunate to miss out on an instant recall given that he has been one of Swansea's most consistent performers this season.

But the £5.5 million former Celtic star may have to make do with a place on the substitutes' bench given the quality of Swansea's performance at Newcastle.

Before missing out at St James', Ki had begun every Swansea game since making his first Premier League start against Everton on September 22.

"I'm feeling good," declared Ki. "I trained on Wednesday and Thursday and so far everything seems fine.

"I've recovered well over the last ten days or so. The manager allowed me to go back to Korea for a few days for my sister's wedding. That was good of him because it was the first time I had been home in three months.

"They were all pleased to see me — and all the family said they have been watching the Swansea games live on TV out there.

"Unfortunately most of the games have started at midnight in Korea, so there's been no sleep on weekends!

"I made sure I had treatment when I was over there though, because I am desperate to play as soon as possible."

Ki admits he is loving life in Wales having made the move from Scottish football.

And he is expecting a full-strength Liverpool side to make life difficult for Swansea after Laudrup's men won at Anfield in the Capital One Cup last month.

"We've done very well so far and we'll be looking to continue that against Liverpool on Sunday," Ki added.

"I've still got good memories of the game at Anfield in the cup, but we all know Sunday's game will be even tougher."

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  • Hadoken845111  |  November 23 2012, 3:11PM

    I saw them training today and yesterday, also happy to see Vorm is really coming back into shape. I saw him sprinting like a whippet, so I reckon he could be back in within the next two weeks. Tremmell has done a good job for us though, we should give him some more game time, I am not suggesting we trade him for Vorm, rather, keep up his present form by trusting him a bit more and bringing him on from time to time in the premier league.

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  • swanseaola  |  November 23 2012, 8:47AM

    He (Ki) is as smooth as silk.

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