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October 31, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 37521‎
 
76′ Luis Suárez
Chico 34′
 
Nathan Dyer 72′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 1-3 Swansea

The Capital One Cup holders saw their dream of defending the trophy ended as the Swans produced a display of ruthless counterattacking to post a maiden win at Anfield

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Bradley Jones
    61
    5
    3.50

    Bradley Jones

    Made some outstanding saves at times from an incisive Swansea attack.

  • Sebastián Coates
    44
    10
    3.00

    Sebastián Coates

    Ran forward with the ball at will and tackled intelligently.

  • Jamie Carragher
    32
    15
    3.00

    Jamie Carragher

    Made a vital block to stop Hernandez scoring in the first half and did not look flustered up against Swansea breaks.

  • Jack Robinson
    21
    25
    2.50

    Jack Robinson

    Struggled to deal with both Hernandez and Dyer and lacked composure going forward.

  • Jordan Henderson
    21
    23
    3.00

    Jordan Henderson

    Seemed to lack the positional awareness to play right-back but certainly worked hard and got forward well.

  • Stewart Downing
    8
    48
    2.50

    Stewart Downing

    Had a couple of long-range efforts in the first half which looked dangerous but went back into his shell in the second. Missed a glorious chance from a rebound.

  • Joe Allen
    32
    16
    3.00

    Joe Allen

    Caught dallying on the ball at times, which is unusual for him, but still Liverpool's best player in possession.

  • Joe Cole
    14
    58
    2.00

    Joe Cole

    Absolutely anonymous at the point of midfield and rightfully dragged off at half-time. Could well be on his way in January.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    19
    43
    2.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Drifted in and out of the game and failed to make a telling contribution.

  • Oussama Assaidi
    62
    10
    3.00

    Oussama Assaidi

    One of Liverpool's few threats early in the game. Showed trickery and retained the ball well.

  • Samed Yeşil
    31
    42
    1.00

    Samed Yeşil Flop of the Match

    Offered nothing in attack and failed to hold the ball up on even a single occasion. Removed at half-time after a 45 minutes which proved he is not yet ready for first-team football.

Substitutions

  • Raheem Sterling
    42
    13
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

    Picked up where Assaidi left off, giving his full-back a torrid time with trickery and pace.

  • Steven Gerrard
    66
    9
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

    Brought the drive to Liverpool's midfield which was sorely lacking with Cole at its point and provided the cross from which Suarez nodded in.

  • Luis Suárez
    75
    10
    3.50

    Luis Suárez

    Brought the game to life for the hosts. His headed goal was almost a mirror image of the one he got at Goodison Park on Sunday and he was similarly threatening.

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    11
    2
    3.00

    Gerhard Tremmel

    Made an excellent stop to deny Gerrard in the second half and was generally solid.

  • Ashley Williams
    7
    3
    3.00

    Ashley Williams

    Dealt with Yesil with ease but dragged into places he didn't like by the tricky Suarez.

  • Dwight Tiendalli
    8
    3
    3.00

    Dwight Tiendalli

    Marshalled Downing and Henderson well as they linked up down the Swansea left.

  • Chico
    17
    3
    3.50

    Chico

    Bullied Yesil in the first half and headed in well from a corner to give his side the lead. Had to be substituted early in the second half with injury.

  • Leon Britton
    8
    3
    3.00

    Leon Britton

    Controlled the space in front of the back four but faced a harder task in closing down when Suarez took to the pitch.

  • Michu
    53
    3
    3.50

    Michu Top of the Match

    A real outlet for his side, the sort which the Reds would have envied in the first half. Took part in some wonderful counterattacking moves for the Swans and set-up the visitors' third.

  • Nathan Dyer
    23
    4
    3.50

    Nathan Dyer

    Broke with lightning pace on several occasions and got his reward by meeting Hernandez's pass across the box to get his side's second.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    22
    3
    3.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Missed a glorious first-half chance by trying to chip over the keeper and clearing the bar. Took the corner which put the Swans ahead and then wrapped it up by grabbing the visitors' third.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    42
    5
    3.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Didn't dominate the ball for Swansea but worked hard and helped let them loose on the break.

  • Ashley Richards
    4
    6
    2.50

    Ashley Richards

    Had a hard time dealing with Assaidi and things just got worse for the defender when Sterling came on.

  • Pablo Hernández
    20
    2
    3.00

    Pablo Hernández

    In and out of the game at times but looked deadly on the counter in tandem with Dyer and Michu and proved it by setting up the second.

Substitutions

  • Wayne Routledge
    7
    2
    3.00

    Wayne Routledge

    Came on just as Liverpool began turning the screw and didn't see as much of the ball as he could have. Played a small part in the Swans' third goal.

Results
 
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Striker
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6 0
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5 2
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
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4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
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4 1