Five-star Liverpool take Swansea apart

27 December, 2017, 03:57 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Mohamed Salah

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a fine volleyed finish in Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City on Tuesday evening.

Just as in the first half though, Liverpool found the net soon after kick-off.

"But if you look at the whole game, what happened during the second half then it's a draw".

That opened the floodgates and youngster Alexander-Arnold was the next on the scoresheet, latching on to a loose ball on the edge of the area before firing in off the underside of crossbar on 65 minutes for his first league goal for the club.

Liverpool have already scored 70 goals in all competitions this season, second to Manchester City who have notched 77 times.

Swansea's defence hasn't been the source of their problems this year, and in fact only conceded three more than today's opponents prior to kickoff, but it didn't take long to see that this game was going to be one-way traffic and that the Swans would struggle.

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"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". From here on in it was a case of how many more Liverpool would get, rather than whether they would win the game or not.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who retained his place despite a high-profile blunder against Arsenal, was called into action shortly afterwards. I could have done better with my end product a few times.

However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross.

Coutinho's moment of brilliance lit up an otherwise tiresome first half, scoring the 250th goal of Klopp's reign, and it was a trademark finish.

Meanwhile, Joe Gomez was particularly at fault for Alexis Sanchez's goal at Arsenal, which brought the home side back into match just seconds after Liverpool took a two-goal lead.

Jordan Ayew stumbled in midfield to gift Firmino possession and in two passes the ball arrived at Coutinho's feet via Mohamed Salah, with the Brazilian taking one touch to shift it out in front of his right foot and another to bend it into the top corner.

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