Liverpool Thrash Swansea, Return To EPL Top Four

Liverpool Thrash Swansea, Return To EPL Top Four

Jurgen Klopp says he was pleased with his side's improved second half performance, as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 victory over Swansea in the Premier League.

Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool into a 2-0 lead at the Emirates Stadium, only for Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil all to strike in five minutes and blast Arsenal into an unlikely lead. "We drew. For tonight, we feel really good". It's possible from outside to think it's not quick enough, we feel really good in this moment.

Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, Carragher said: "I am a huge fan of his".

"We are happy for him".

A late Solanke volley, which was nearly identical to Firmino's first, would have been an extra piece of icing on what remained of the Christmas cake, but the young striker will have been pleased with his late cameo nevertheless, just as Liverpool will be very satisfied with their overall display as they extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games.

Firmino has been in top form for Liverpool FC this season and has now scored nine goals in the Premier League for Klopp's men so far.

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"It's a ideal result for us, nobody injured, as far as I know, very important three points, five goals, clean sheet - it's all good".

Liverpool have already scored 70 goals in all competitions this season, second to Manchester City who have notched 77 times.

The tempo of the game went down a little afterwards as both teams struggled to create any clear cut goal scoring opportunity.

"At a place like this you need a seven to eight out of 10 performance from everyone to get any sort of result, but when you are making mistakes that are at academy level then they are going to punish you".

The Brazilian striker is renowned for being a team player and the whole move was started by him pressing Jordan Ayew high up the pitch and winning the ball back.