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Coutinho and Firmino star as Liverpool dismantle Swansea

27 December, 2017, 02:36 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Swansea meanwhile find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League table with 13 points.

But Liverpool fans have noticed something very cheeky as he rolled in Mohamed Salah's across goal.

Philippe Coutinho, who was named as captain in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, scored the opening goal after just six minutes of the tie, in what was his 200th appearance for the club.

The Brazil global made up for that with a close-range volley from his compatriot's free-kick seven minutes into the second half. The Brazilian leaned to his left in order to give the inside of his right foot maximum purchase on the ball, and his shot nestled into the top corner.

Klopp was pleased his players were able to rectify their mistakes of the first half and convert their chances more clinically after the restart.

Alexander-Arnold made it three in the 65th minute, while Firmino added the fourth in a minute later. Most recently, they collapsed to let a 2-0 lead slip in a crucial game against Arsenal, ending up with a 3-3 draw instead.


Ayew came close to restoring parity for the visitors on nine minutes but he directed his header into the hands of Simon Mignolet.

"Not a fantastic first half for Trent as well [as the rest of the team], but second half he stepped up and played really well".

Swansea caretaker manager Leon Britton will take charge of his second game following the sacking of Paul Clement last week.

Liverpool have not lost a home league match on Boxing Day for 31 years since a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in 1986, winning seven and drawing three.

However, Swansea's hopes of getting anything from this game dwindled when Coutinho dropped a free kick over their defence for Firmino to volley home.

There was still time for former Arsenal ace Oxlade-Chamberlain to make it five courtesy of a deft lob over another ex-Gunner, Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. I did see in the first half that as the game went on, the team was growing in confidence.

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