Full-time: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

  • Ayew opened the scoring for the hosts.
  • Jack Cork then scored a brilliant second from distance.
  • Benteke headed home for the Reds to cut the deficit, before Ayew restored the Swans' two-goal lead.
  • Brad Smith was sent off for two bookable offences late on.
Swansea players celebrating their goal
Swansea players celebrating their first goal Getty Images

Full-time: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

The Swans have cemented their Premier League status with a crowd-pleasing win against a depleted Liverpool side. The hosts dominated from start to finish, and thoroughly deserved their win.

Anyway, that's all from our live blog of this game, but be sure to follow our coverage of the pivotal game at Old Trafford.

André Ayew shoots at goal
André Ayew shoots at goal Getty Images


Four minutes of time to be added. Meanwhile, the Swans make another change...


Another powerful shot from Gylfi Sigurðsson, but this time his left-footed effort sails wide of the post. He grins afterwards, though, knowing that the hard work is already done.

The managers on the touchline
The managers on the touchline Getty Images


Gylfi Sigurðsson takes a shot from distance, but it is straight at Ward. Regardless, Swansea are set to secure their place in the Premier League with an encouraging win against Liverpool. There are less than five minutes left at the Liberty and Swans fans are patiently waiting to celebrate.

Ayew fires home his second
Ayew fires home his second Getty Images


Liverpool just want this game to end. Mind you, they've kind of given off that vibe ever since the opening minute. This will be a day Jurgen Klopp would rather forget.

Ayew celebrates his second goal
Ayew celebrates his second goal Getty Images


Liverpool have one change left and they're making it now. It's another unfamiliar face, too.

The little-known Cameron Brannagan comes on for Jordan Ibe. Ten minutes left in this encounter.


RED CARD: Brad Smith

The Liverpool youngster is handed his second yellow of the game for a high boot. No complaints from the Reds camp, either. You sense they know this game is up.


There is something of a celebratory mood starting to sweep around the stadium. Swans fans know they are on the cusp of Premier League survival. Just 15 minutes to avoid conceding three goals.

Jack Cork wins the ball
Jack Cork wins the ball Getty Images


A change for the hosts...


Jurgen Klopp has some serious work to do over the summer with his defence. Going forwards, the Reds play some really eye-catching stuff. But their backline, is miles short of the required standard.

The changes he has made today should not mask the problem - the defence has been an issue all season long.

Brad Smith (right)
Brad Smith (right) tries to clear the ball Getty Images


GOAL: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool (Ayew)

Game. Set. Match.

Ayew grabs his second of the game after more woeful defending from the Reds, who failed to clear the ball when they should have done. Anyway, Ayew pinched the ball in the box, turned and fired home.

Jurgen Klopp shows his frustration
Jurgen Klopp shows his frustration Getty Images


GOAL: Swansea City 2-1 Liverpool (Benteke)

You can mark that down as a point proven! Benteke gets his head on a right-sided corner and halves the Swans' lead. Game on a the Liberty Stadium.


More than an hour gone. Still, nothing is working for the away side, despite the half-time changes.

Benteke is, however, putting in plenty of hard yards, clearly determined to prove a point to his manager, who initially named him on the bench.

Jefferson Montero dribbles with the ball
Jefferson Montero dribbles with the ball Getty Images


A surreal moment, now. Benteke and Ashley Williams tangle in the box. As everyone looks towards the ref to see if he'll award a penalty, Neil Taylor nearly puts the ball into his own net.

Jurgen Klopp watches the action
Jurgen Klopp watches the action Getty Images


Jurgen Klopp threw some of his younger players in the deep end this afternoon and at the moment, they're yet to start swimming.

Can someone step forward to provide a moment of inspiration? It doesn't look like it.


Ayew is down on the ground at the moment, but he gives a thumbs up signal. He should be OK to continue.

The scene inside the ground
The scene inside the ground Getty Images


Swansea have started the second period pretty slowing, struggling to string passes together. Liverpool aren't really offering much as an attacking threat, though.


We're back under way at the Liberty Stadium. The Swans stand on the cusp of securing their Premier League future.

Jurgen Klopp has decided to make a switch...


Half-time: Swansea City 2-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp named a weakened team and is paying the penalty. His team have been outplayed from start to finish in the opening 45 minutes.

The Swans are within touching distance of retaining their Premier League status.

Swansea players celebrating a goal
Swansea players celebrating a goal Getty Images


Now then, Liverpool have a freekick in a decent-ish position. Coutinho is the man lining it up - what can the silky Brazilian do from here? In fact, it's Sturridge who takes it, and the ball is still rising. Desperately poor, that.

There will be a minute of stoppage time played.


The TV cameras just caught a glimpse of Jurgen Klopp down on the bench, and he looked to be smiling. There is a bit of a strange atmosphere surrounding this game, it's got to be said.


Five minutes go until the break - it's all Swansea, who have dominated from the opening minute. They have shown more hunger than the Reds, who clearly have their thoughts on the Europa League.

Jefferson Montero on the ball
Jefferson Montero on the ball Getty Images


Sturridge shows a glimmer of his own quality at the other end, latching onto a through-pass and looks to chip the ball in from distance. On this occasion, though, he gets his angles wrong and the ball passes wide of the post.

The scene inside the stadium
The scene inside the stadium Getty Images


GOAL: Swansea City 2-0 Liverpool (Cork)

Swansea are 2-0 up and are set to stay up!

Jack Cork wins the ball in midfield, before curling the ball into the far corner with laser-like precision. A brilliant goal - and the home supporters are bouncing.