LIVERPOOL SWAM THROUGH SWANSEA
By: Neo Goba
Liverpool collected maximum points after sneaking past Swansea with a 4-3 victory at Anfield Stadium on Sunday.
This was a thrilling match as the first half feature sheetred an entertaining five goals, putting Liverpool infront by 3-2.
However, the match was far from over and Swansea didn’t give up. Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge found two goals at the back of the net and his teammate Jordan Henderson, also got his name on the score sheet. Sturridge got his name on the score sheet as early as the third minute.
The combination of Luis Suarez and Sturridge kept troubling the defence of Swansea as they converted another goal through their midfielder, Henderson, with a brace at the edge of the box.
The game appeared to have already been lost for Swansea, but Junjo Shelvey brought back hope with a terrific first shot after the Red’s second goal.
Home team supporters couldn’t believe it when Swansea’s forward, Wilfried Bony, equalised three minutes later, but Sturridge put the Red’s ahead again just 10 minutes before the end of the first half.
Martin Srktel fouled Bony in the 18-yard area, leaving the referee no choice but to give a penatly. Bony quickly picked himself up and made sure he slotted home the penalty at the beginning of the 2nd half.
Henderson was finally rewarded another chance, finding the winning goal as he tapped home the rebound from Suarez.
Liverpool manager Brenden Rodgers said it was a tough match and applauded his boys for their never say die attitude.
“Every game in the Barclays Premier League is tough. It was a very important three points for us – it keeps our run going and keeps the momentum,” said Rodgers on the club website. “This was probably the first performance at home where we haven’t been at our fluent best, but to score four and show that resilience was very important. It was a great three points in the end.”
Liverpool now sits 4th place of the Barclays Premier League with 56 points in the bag, just 4 points behind log-leaders Chelsea.
Meanwhile in other matches that took place on Sunday, Norwich City beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 through a left footed shot from outside the corner by Robert Snodgrass. Norwich sits on 14th place with just 28 points.
Newcastle United also hosted Aston Villa at St. James’ Park on Sunday, beating the visitors 1-0 through a left footed shot from the centre of the box by Loic Remy, who was awarded a yellow card for excessive celebration. Newcastle goes up to 8th spot with 40 points.