Liverpool 5, Swansea City 0: Man of the Match

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Liverpool stretched their undefeated Premier League run to 11 games, after they thrashed a helpless Swansea side 5-0 at Anfield.

The first half was punctuated by poor decision making in the final third for Liverpool: Firmino squandered several chances by choosing to shoot from distance and Mo Salah found himself surrounded by defenders in the area without an option on more than one occasion.

Swansea enjoyed prolonged periods of possession, but mostly failed to pick out an isolated Oliver McBurnie, making his first Premier League start.

Instead, the Brazil worldwide put his side two goals up six minutes after half-time, firing home from Coutinho's lofted free-kick.

The Reds turned on the style in front of their home fans at Anfield as they bounced back from their 3-3 draw with Arsenal at The Emirates on Friday night.

Even though Swansea are at the foot of the table, Klopp does not want his players to assume the result will be a foregone conclusion.

Indeed, Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet pulled off a great fingertip save to deny Tammy Abraham with the last touch of the game.

- This is the fourth time this season that Liverpool have scored 5 or more goals in a match in all competitions.

Salah twice came close in the five-minute spell of pressure which followed, but the Egypt worldwide fired wide before being denied by Fabianski as Swansea continued to struggle.

Coutinho scored the game's opening goal in the fifth minute on his 200th appearance for Liverpool.

The hosts took a while to find their stride at Anfield, but Swansea never looked capable of a repeat of their 3-2 win in this fixture last season.

Mane is one of Liverpool's famed "Fab Four" attackers.

But until Alexander-Arnold's goal - crafted from sheer desire to beat his man to the ball and profit - the Swans were actually still in it.

"As it was and so it will be against Swansea, we have to perform first of all and then we have to see how the other team can react". "If he fixes that defence he has got a real chance".

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain capped a dominant evening for the home side when he volleyed his first Premier League goal for Liverpool over Lukasz Fabianski.



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