Liverpool 4, Swansea 3 – Never A Dull Moment!!

Watching Liverpool this season has been both a joy and, at times, a very nerve-wracking experience. This encounter ticked both those boxes. Swansea for their part were magnificent and to many observers, were deserving of at least a point. But, this is the “new” Liverpool. A side packed not only with quality, style and goals, but also resilience and determination.

The match itself saw Liverpool race into a two goal lead through goals by Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson. The way Liverpool have been this season, fans would have been forgiven if they now expected an onslaught on the Swansea goal and another 5 goal extravaganza. But, it was not to be as Swansea wiped out Liverpool’s two goal advantage within a few minutes, with one of the goals coming from ex-Red, Jonjo Shelvey – and what an excellent strike it was as well.

Back came Liverpool though just on the half-hour mark with yet another Daniel Sturridge goal – this time a header from some typically smart and inventive play from Luis Suarez. With almost an hour still to play and the way Liverpool were defending, it was too much to expect Liverpool to see the game out from there. Swansea looked as though goals still in them and so it proved in the first couple of minutes of the second half when Martin Skrtel, not for the first time this season, tried to wrestle his opponent instead of heading the ball away from danger. The “Skrtel Wrestle” penalty was finally awarded and Wilfried Bony converted to make it 3-3.

Jordan Henderson’s season has gone from strength to strength and at last he seems to be adding a few goals to his otherwise excellent overall play. On 75 minutes he linked up well in attack, got a decent shot away and was on hand to slot home the rebound after Michel Vorm saved his initial effort. Cue delirium, cue more nail-biting as Liverpool hung on for another vital three points against a very good Swansea side.

Talks of securing a top four place abound and as some fans are now saying – dare we believe for something even better than a fourth place. The team is full of goals and full of confidence with so many players playing out of their skin. Our achilles heel is of course our defensive weaknesses. With the return of Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger and the imminent return of Jose Enrique and Mamadou Sakho, maybe the defence will tighten up. So maybe, just maybe we can dare dream about a place higher than fourth. Watch this space!!

Watch the video highlights of the match below…….




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