Full-time: Liverpool 2-3 Swansea

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson notches the winning goal as struggling Swansea haul themselves off the foot of the table and out of the relegation zone with a maiden league victory at Anfield
  • Shock defeat deals a huge blow to Liverpool's hopes of chasing down leaders Chelsea
  • Game sparks into life after a tedious opening with five goals inside 19 second-half minutes
  • Fernando Llorente notches from close range and heads home Tom Carroll's cross to give visitors a surprise two-goal cushion
  • Roberto Firmino leads Liverpool fightback, heading past Lukasz Fabianski before firing home again on the half-volley
  • Sigurdsson restores Swansea's advantage with a sliding finish after fine work from Carroll
  • Carroll and Adam Lallana both strike the woodwork
Gylfi Sigurdsson

A truly remarkable second half on Merseyside. Sigurdsson's winner sees Swansea lift themselves off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation zone. That is their first EVER league win at Anfield.

Liverpool's title hopes take a battering as their formidable 17-game unbeaten home run comes to an end. They are likely to find themselves 10 points adrift of Chelsea by the end of play tomorrow.

Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool 2-3 Swansea


Fabianski gathers another poor cross and Rangel sees the ball safely out of play after Origi's stumble.

Surely that is it now.


Interesting that Klopp is now resorting to long balls after being somewhat critical of similar tactics deployed by Jose Mourinho last week...


Jay Fulton comes on for Fer and Klopp replaces Wijnaldum with Matip. The centre-back goes straight up front.


Wijnaldum's left-wing cross is gobbled up by Fabianski. Fer goes down holding his foot and signals that he needs to come off. This will lead to more time being added on.


The ball is pumped long to Origi, but he can only head it on and out of play to provide Swansea with some much needed breathing space.


Fer tries to win a free-kick off Clyne and is swiftly cautioned for simulation.

Five minutes of added time for the Swans to negotiate.


Swansea wisely decline to throw unnecessary numbers forward for a free-kick and Sigurdsson ends up bending his effort well wide of Mignolet's left-hand post.


The all-action Lallana dinks the ball onto the crossbar and then heads over from Sturridge's cross.

Can Swansea hold on here?


Wijnaldum alleviates some of the pressure on Swansea by fouling Sigurdsson, who was back doing his share of the defensive work.

Llorente will not have a chance to complete his hat-trick. Fellow Spaniard Borja Baston comes on instead.


Anfield winces as Lovren lines up a long-range effort. However, this shot poses far more of a threat and is helped on its way over by Fabianski.


Almost a real chance for Sturridge to draw Liverpool level once again. Clement's first change of the afternoon sees Rangel replace Olsson.

11 minutes plus stoppage time left for the hosts to avoid a shock defeat that would come as a significant blow to their hopes of chasing down Chelsea, who host Hull City tomorrow.


Liverpool go back on the attack after sending on Origi in place of Can, but Swansea demonstrate superb fighting spirit to retake the lead.

After some nifty feet in the box from Carroll, Klavan inadvertently deflects the ball into the path of Sigurdsson. The Icelandic playmaker slides home despite Mignolet's best attempts to narrow the angle.

What a wildly entertaining second half this has been.

Gylfi Sigurdsson


Goal: Liverpool 2-3 Swansea (Gylfi Sigurdsson)


A terrific second goal from Firmino has Liverpool back on level terms with 20 minutes still to play.

Milner finds Wijnaldum with a lofted pass down the right and the Dutch midfielder takes Fernandez out of the game with a wicked touch before producing a pinpoint cross.

Firmino cushions the ball on his chest and arrows a brilliant half-volley into the bottom corner.

Roberto Firmino


Goal: Liverpool 2-2 Swansea (Roberto Firmino)


Swansea come agonisingly close to restoring their two-goal advantage as Sigurdsson's corner is headed narrowly wide by Mawson. Fernandez might have reacted quicker to provide the finishing touch at the back post.


Lallana surges forward in search of a Liverpool equaliser but runs into a wall of white shirts on the edge of the Swansea box. Good defending from Mawson and Fernandez.


Klavan, already on a booking, stands his ground and sends Llorente sprawling to the turf.

Friend decides against a second yellow card, but the centre-back is certainly on very thin ice now. It would not be a surprise to see him replaced by Matip sooner rather than later.


Klopp withdraws Coutinho in favour of Daniel Sturridge. Clyne's persistence leads to a sight of goal for Henderson, but Fabianski gets down to hold his low shot.

We're all set up for a fascinating last half an hour.


After a dull opening 45 minutes, the start of this second half has been utterly breathless. Liverpool reduce the deficit back to one as Firmino heads home a Milner cross.

Poor defending from Olsson, who appears to be claiming that he was pushed by the Brazilian.

The Anfield crowd has certainly livened up now.

Roberto Firmino


Goal: Liverpool 1-2 Swansea (Roberto Firmino)


Amazing stuff at Anfield as Llorente notches again to quickly double Swansea's advantage.

After a great pass from Olsson, Carroll produces a super cross and the Spaniard rises above Wijnaldum and Klavan to power an unstoppable bullet header past Mignolet.

Fernando Llorente