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85'
E. Can
G. Wijnaldum
85'
D. Origi
Roberto Firmino
84'
J. Milner
Penalty Goal
72'
J. Fulton
L. Fer
63'
Ki Sung-Yeung
L. Britton
62'
M. Barrow
W. Routledge
54'
J. Henderson
Assist
54'
Roberto Firmino
Goal
53'
L. Britton
Yellow Card
39'
D. Sturridge
Yellow Card
38'
J. Cork
Yellow Card
25'
J. Henderson
Yellow Card
23'
D. Sturridge
A. Lallana
8'
L. Fer
Goal
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
4
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 6
Total Passes 406 595

Commentary

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A late James Milner penalty helped the Reds complete the turnaround, after goals from Leroy Fer and Roberto Firmino cancelled each other out, as pressure builds on Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin. Mike van der Hoorn had a chance to salvage a point for the hosts, one they will feel they deserved, but he spurns a glorious chance at the death as head empty handed into the international break.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: SWANSEA 1-2 LIVERPOOL.
90' + 2' HE'S MISSED A SITTER! Terrific delivery in from the right and it falls so kindly for Van der Hoorn - almost too kindly - as he's taken by surprise, failing to turn it in at the far post! That might be it for them!
90' There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match. Still time for some late drama, should it be in order.
88' All hands on deck now for Swansea, who will be feeling hard-done-by following one of their better performances of the season. They have little time left to find an equaliser they will feel they deserve, but they're struggling to win the ball back at the moment. Hard to score without possession...
86' STAT: Liverpool have scored more goals than any other team in the Premier League since Jurgen Klopp's first game in Oct 2015.
E. Can
G. Wijnaldum
Liverpool FC
85' Emre Can also enters the fray, replacing Wijnaldum.
D. Origi
Roberto Firmino
Liverpool FC
85' Double change for Liverpool, the first of which sees Divock Origi replace Firmino.
J. Milner
Penalty Goal
Liverpool FC
84' MILNER CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT! A fourth penalty goal of the season for James Milner, calmly stroking it down the middle, as Liverpool look on course for another three points here at the Liberty!
82' PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Massive frustration for Swansea, who have held out for so long, but it's an incredibly clumsy challenge from Angel who stumbles through the back of Firmino after failing to deal with a bouncing ball in the area!
80' Successive corners for Liverpool as Coutinho and Matip see efforts at goal deflected behind. The subsequent delivery bounces in the heart of the penalty area, inexplicably from a Swansea point of view, but they're relieved to see no one pounce on it.
78' Continuing on the ascendency are the Swans, but they haven't been able to pick out the desired final ball. Tension rising at the Liberty as we approach the final 10 minutes with the game very much still in the balance!
76' Swansea turning on the style now! Posing a few questions of their own are the hosts, looking for their first Premier League victory since the opening day of the season. They win a corner, which is whipped in invitingly as Karius swipes wildly at it, but no one is on hand at the far post to convert the chance.
74' STAT: Liverpool have won only one of their five visits to Liberty Stadium in the Premier League (D2 L2) - 1-0 in March 2015.
J. Fulton
L. Fer
Swansea City AFC
72' Third and final change for Swansea as Jay Fulton replaces Fer.
71' Klopp seems content with the XI he has out there now, but you have to wonder if Divock Origi, available off the bench after returning from injury, will play a part this afternoon. Coutinho has struggled a bit to make an impact, and some fresh legs could prove essential for the visitors.
69' MASSIVE CHANCE! Sloppy from Van der Hoorn in possession as he's stripped by Milner, who walks into the area and squares for Mane, but his first-time effort from point-blank range is turned crucially over the bar by Naughton! Sturridge was screaming out for a pass at the far post, in all sorts of space.
67' The substitutions have had their desired immediate effect, taking the sting out of the match as Liverpool's push for a go-ahead goal is temporarily slowed. It's perfectly poised for the final 20 minutes. The Reds may be on the ascendency, but this is anyone's to win.
65' STAT: Liverpool's goal tally after eight competitive games this season (24) is their highest in 121 years, since 1895-96 (34 goals).
Ki Sung-Yeung
L. Britton
Swansea City AFC
63' Cork takes over as captain as Britton hands over the armband, replaced by Sung-Yeung Ki for the final 30 minutes.
M. Barrow
W. Routledge
Swansea City AFC
62' Francesco Guidolin responds to his side fading by making the first change of the afternoon for his side, with Modou Barrow replacing Routledge.
60' Just listen to these traveling fans! It's deafening coming from the Liverpool supporters section. They smell blood in the water, and it's starting to look like only a matter of time before they complete the turnaround with a second goal. Swansea barely holding on here...
58' INCHES WIDE! Klopp leads the applause as Liverpool have very much come to life. A delicious one-two between Wijnaldum and Coutinho nearly results in Liverpool's second, but the Brazilian's effort from atop the area drifts narrowly wide of the far post!
56' VITAL FROM RANGEL! Intensified pressure as Liverpool attack with a spring in their step now. Clyne surges forward down the right and has a slew of options in the centre which he tries to pull it back for, but Rangel comes around from the back with cover, booting the ball to safety!
J. Henderson
Assist
Liverpool FC
54' Henderson provides the assist.
Roberto Firmino
Goal
Liverpool FC
54' BACK ON LEVEL TERMS! Fer blocks Coutinho's free-kick, but Swansea don't deal with the threat, as Henderson chips the follow-up over the top for Firmino, who nods a header in at the far post, with no defender anywhere near him. Game on at the Liberty!
L. Britton
Yellow Card
Swansea City AFC
53' Strong movement from Sturridge off the ball stretches Swansea, and Britton is forced into committing a professional foul, dragging down Mane to stop a break. He's unavoidably booked for that one.
52' STAT: No team has scored more away goals in the Premier League in 2016 than Liverpool (26, level with Tottenham).
50' CHANCES AT BOTH ENDS! Mane is played through by Sturridge, forcing Fabianski into a save at his near post, before Amat clears the rebound. Back the other way come Swansea, with Routledge finding acres of space in the area, but he neglects to shoot, instead trying to pass off as the chance fades.
48' The first shot on target of the second half falls to Liverpool, something they struggled to create through much of the first. It's a speculative effort from distance, and a comfortable save in the end for Fabianski, but a well-struck shot nonetheless from Firmino.
46' Here we go again...
Leroy Fer capped off Swansea's positive start with an early goal, his fourth of the campaign, and the hosts' strong showing continued until around the half-hour mark, when Liverpool began to up the ante. The Reds have come on strong since, but don't have a goal to show for it, as they prepare to chase the match in the second half.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: SWANSEA CITY 1-0 LIVERPOOL.
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added on at the end of this first half.
43' A corner squirts through to Firmino at the far post, but as he turns and shoots, Fer arrives to put a crucial block in. Swansea coming under real pressure in these last 10 minutes, and you get the sense that they need the half-time whistle to come sooner rather than later.
41' STUNNING FROM AMAT! That's a terrific piece of defending from the Swansea centre-half, who times his challenge brilliantly - and it had to be - to snuff out Mane's sight of goal from 10 yards out!
D. Sturridge
Yellow Card
Liverpool FC
39' Sturridge goes down in the area, with muted appeals for a penalty, but it's actually the striker who's booked for a dive. Harsh one, that. Not a penalty, but not a dive either as there was contact - no call needed there.
J. Cork
Yellow Card
Swansea City AFC
38' Cork slides through the back of Clyne to get to the ball, and that earns him a clear yellow card.
37' TOO MUCH! That really should have been better from Sturridge, who is sent clear into space in the area, to the left of goal. His team-mates outnumber the Swans in the centre, but the substitute puts so much height behind his short cross that defenders are able to get back in time to deal with the threat.
35' Better! Clever bit of interplay there from the Reds, finally showing more of an intent to move the ball quickly through the channels. Firmino sprays wide for Clyne, who sends an inviting, low cross into the centre, but a tidy challenge from Amat sees it safely behind for a corner with Mane and Sturridge attacking.
33' There's just too many white shirts back in defence when Liverpool get into the final third. It seems like Swansea are playing with an extra man, almost, given their ability to swarm the Reds when they get forward and give them absolutely nothing in attack.
31' Liverpool have started to take charge, enjoying the bulk of possession as they park themselves in the Swansea end - though it's all been a bit pedestrian from them thus far, struggling to create much of anything. For a team who scores as much as they do, they're still waiting to test Fabianski for the first time tonight.
29' STAT: Daniel Sturridge has been directly involved in six goals in his six PL appearances against Swansea for Liverpool (four goals, two assists).
27' TERRIFIC DELIVERY! Sigurdsson has made a habit of that in his Premier League career, and strikers have feasted upon his service for many years now. Another wonderfully inviting cross finds its way to the head of Borja, but a slight touch off Lovren is enough to throw the striker off as he sends a header wide of the far post from in close.
J. Henderson
Yellow Card
Liverpool FC
25' Henderson drags Cork down cynically from behind, conceding a clear free-kick, though it looked as if he would escape without a booking until a bit of dissent forces the hand of Oliver.
D. Sturridge
A. Lallana
Liverpool FC
23' It took a while, but the Reds wanted to make sure Daniel Sturridge, who has had plenty of injury woes of his own in the past, was completely set before coming on, which he does now, after a few minutes playing with 10 men.
22' Poor defending from Lovren, who neglects to track the run of Cork from a deep-lying position. The midfielder does very well to get on the end of Sigurdsson's delivery, but his rather tame volley from in close is sent straight into the waiting arms of Karius.
20' Play resumes and Lallana gets right back out there, but moments later he's down again. Exactly what's bothering him isn't entirely clear, but it will force him off it seems, as Daniel Sturridge intensifies his warm-up.
18' Britton accidentally catches Lallana with his studs out, sending the midfielder to ground in a heap. He doesn't appear to be in much pain, if any, but he stays down which prompts referee Michael Oliver to bring play to a halt in order for the training staff to come out and have a look.
16' First warning issued by the Reds, as Milner sends a decent ball forward for Mane, who flicks on cleverly for Firmino. The Brazilian is flagged for offside, but that's the sort of movement off the ball Swansea will need to be wary of.
14' It remains very loud inside the Liberty, with these passionate Welsh fans loving what they're seeing thus far. Firmino is stripped of possession in his own end after a poor out from Karius, but Fer can't punish the Reds as he fires over the bar from 25 yards.
12' Liverpool have adopted a bit of urgency, following a lethargic start to proceedings, but it's Swansea who continue to enjoy the better of play. The hosts are defending admirably and have a real spring in their step when they press high up the pitch, causing Liverpool more than a few problems thus far.
10' STAT: Swansea's 3-1 victory in May 2016 ended a run of eight games in all competitions without a win against Liverpool (D2, L6).
L. Fer
Goal
Swansea City AFC
8' SWANSEA LEAD AT THE LIBERTY! Borja rises above Clyne at the far post to knock a corner back into the danger area. Van der Hoorn reaches forward to poke it towards goal, before Fer pounces to ensure it crosses the line! A bit scrappy, but it counts all the same!
7' Very encouraging stuff here from Swansea from the off. They do a great job of defending Liverpool's first concentrated attack, before breaking quickly and winning a corner through some good work from Sigurdsson.
5' FIRST CHANCE TO THE SWANS! Delicious delivery! Routledge bends a terrific ball into the area as the Liverpool defence drops off, placing it on the head of Borja, who lifts a header miles over from five yards out! He has to be doing better there!
3' A cagey start to proceedings at the Liberty, with neither side afforded passage out of midfield through the opening few minutes. A first searching ball is sent down the right flank for Lallana to chase, but Amat does wonderfully to stay with him stride for stride and force a goal-kick.
1' AND WE'RE OFF! Liverpool in red, get us underway, attacking left to right, with Swansea all in white.
Dejan Lovren missed the victory over Hull last weekend with a virus, but he's back in the team today in place of Ragnar Klavan, who moves to the bench. No other changes made by Jurgen Klopp, though Divock Origi has seen his fitness improve enough to be included among the substitutes.
Fernando Llorente misses out with a minor rib injury, paving the way for Borja Baston to lead the line, his first Premier League start since arriving at the Liberty Stadium. Federico Fernandez also misses out for the hosts, with Mike van der Hoorn again deputising at the back, alongside Jordi Amat.
SUBS: Sturridge, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Mignolet, Can, Origi.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Coutinho, Firmino.
SUBS: Taylor, Ki, Mawson, Nordfeldt, Barrow, Fulton, McBurnie.
SWANSEA (4-3-3): Fabianski; Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Amat, Naughton; Fer, Cork, Britton; Routledge, Sigurdsson, Borja.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
The Reds may be five points off the top, due to a bit of a slow start and tough schedule, but they’re one back of second place, having won three in a row in the league, already defeating the likes of Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea this season.
And you have to feel for the manager in a way, as he’s going up against one of the most in form teams in the Premier League, with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool coming to town.
The pressure is on Francesco Guidolin in a big way. The Italian is on a very short leash, with chairman Huw Jenkins already reportedly exploring other options. Guidolin might not survive another defeat today.
Swansea are teetering dangerously close to the drop, one point above the bottom three, on the back of earning just one point from their last five in the league.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Liberty Stadium as Swansea host Liverpool to kick-off the Premier League’s October fixture list, in a battle of two teams trending very much in opposite directions.
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