Liverpool Thrash Swansea, Return To EPL Top Four

Tomas Mccoy
December 27, 2017

But the nerves were eased when Roberto Firmino struck in the 52nd minute, while Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 3-0 in the 65th minute and Firmino clocked up Liverpool's fourth in the 66th.

Liverpool will be keen to bounce back from Friday's result where they were pegged back from a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Arsenal at the Emirates. That should be enough.

Swansea, meanwhile, are now in all sorts of trouble, and even though any manager, whether it be caretaker boss Leon Britton or a new higher profile appointment, would have struggled here against Liverpool, their club needs more stability as they look to retain their Premier League status.

"In the first half we did OK and we stepped it up in the second half".

"When the chance came at the end I was happy to put it away". Absolutely not. I'm really happy about about the things we learned from the game.

"It is a flawless result for us, nobody injured I don't think".

But despite getting a goal and all three points, Oxlade-Chamberlain could not hide his annoyance with his involvement.

"Length of time? Actually, I have no idea to be honest - but it won't be tomorrow", he said. "Both are out for the next two games for sure".

Liverpool pressed further forward to get the second goal and Andrew Robertson almost made it two for them in the ninth minute but he directed his shot wide after he was set up by Coutinho. "We want him around and in the team". I did see in the first half that as the game went on, the team was growing in confidence.

The 26-year-old scored twice, with his second an easy tap in after being found in acres of space by Mohamed Salah with the goal at his mercy. Sadio (Mane) didn't play tonight and he will score if we play like this, if we bring different players into different moments in the situation.

A late Solanke volley, which was nearly identical to Firmino's first, would have been an extra piece of icing on what remained of the Christmas cake, but the young striker will have been pleased with his late cameo nevertheless, just as Liverpool will be very satisfied with their overall display as they extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games.

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