Jordan Ayew To Be Handed Starting Role Against Liverpool

SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 12: Jordan Ayew in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at The Liberty Stadium on February 12, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Ghanaian international, Jordan Ayew, could be handed starting role by Swansea caretaker manager Leon Britton when they face Liverpool on Boxing Day.

The 26-year-old who hasn’t started the last two games has been very impressive for the Swans from the bench and rescued them with a stunner last Saturday against
Crystal Palace.

Britton who appointed following the dismissal of f Paul Clement, lauded Ayew’s stunner and expressed his contentment with their performance last Saturday.

“It’s been difficult for us when we have gone behind this season,” Britton told the club’s official website.

“But the fans were right behind us even after we conceded.

“They were great. They kept going and gave the players a lift, and they got their reward with a fantastic goal from Jordan.

“We didn’t settle for a draw. We kept pushing for another one after that and I thought we looked the most likely team to score.”

Luka Milivojevic put Palace in the lead from the spot on 59 minutes.

“I was really pleased with our performance,” Britton said.

“We started very well, passing the ball with good tempo, and the only disappointing thing was that we didn’t create more chances to take the lead.

“In the last 20 minutes of the first half we got a bit sloppy and they got some chances on the break from our sloppy passing.

“But the character we showed after going 1-0 down was brilliant. I am very proud of the effort the players have given me, not just today but over the last couple of days.”