Swansea City 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool battled back from a poor first half to continue their recent winning run with a 2-1 victory at Swansea.

Match Reports: Swansea City 1-2 LiverpoolMatch Reports: Swansea City 1-2 Liverpool

The Swans handed a first league start to record signing Borja Baston, while the visitors again included Loris Karius in goal ahead of Simon Mignolet.

After a scrappy start, the first chance came for the home side and they took advantage as, following a poorly defended corner, Leroy Fer prodded home his fourth goal of the season after eight minutes.

The Reds suffered another early blow when Adam Lallana was forced off with an injury to be replaced by Daniel Sturridge and it was the Swans who continued to push as Borja went close with a header.

Swansea continued to lead into the break but the visitors started the second half well, with Roberto Firmino wasting little time in forcing Lukasz Fabianski into his first save of the afternoon.

They continued to push and soon equalised when Firmino glanced home Jordan Henderson’s cross following another poorly defended set-piece.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were now firmly on top, with the home defence appearing increasingly ragged.

The pressure eventually paid off when the ball fell to Firmino after Mo Barrow had skied a clearance in the area, only for him to be clumsily fouled by Angel Rangel as he was about to pull the trigger.

James Milner stepped up to coolly slot home his third penalty in two games to give his side the lead on 84 minutes.

Swansea pushed hard for an equaliser but struggled to create any real clear chances.

Boss Francesco Guidolin’s position at the Liberty Stadium now looks extremely precarious but for Liverpool, now up to second, it was a fifth straight victory in all competitions as their season continues to roll on at a pace.

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