Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho underlined his importance to the Reds ahead of the transfer window with a fine individual display in a comfortable 5-0 win over Premier League strugglers Swansea City on Tuesday, AFP reports. Roberto Firmino scored either side of a brilliant strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completed the rout eight minutes from time with a well executed volley. Subs: Dominic Solanke (for Firmino, 68) 7, Adam Lallana (for Salah, 69) 6, James Milner (for Robertson, 75) 6.Swansea: Lukasz Fabianski 6, Kyle Naughton 6, Alfie Mawson 5, Federico Fernandez 6, Martin Olsson 5, Wayne Routledge 6, Tom Carroll 5, Roque Mesa 5, Leroy Fer 5, Oliver McBurnie 5, Jordan Ayew 4.
"You look afterwards, 5-0, and you think, "easy game".
Just six minutes into this game, Coutinho was strutting his stuff aided by the team-mates who have also had their share of the limelight this season thanks to their combination of flair and hard work.
It was the Brazilian's sixth league goal of the season and his 19th for Liverpool from outside the area. Oxlade-Chamberlain added a fifth four good measure, his fairly muted celebration in front of the Kop demonstrating how routine and unexpected the goalscoring had become.
Swansea had a good spell of possession but Liverpool never looked anxious defensively, and equally the home side were creating chances with Emre Can, Firminoand Salah at the other end.Читайте также: OFAC designates two more North Korean officials
After half time the first chance fell the way of the Egyptian, but his left-footed curler was placed too soft and too central.
However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had made four changes from the side that drew 3-3 against Arsenal. But after the second goal, the confidence completely went. Paul Clement subsequently lost his job, and with the side rooted to the bottom of the table, getting anything from this second trip to Liverpool in just over a week would prove hard.
First Robertson's cross was only half-cleared, with fellow full-back Alexander-Arnold racing in to win possession and thunder in first league goal off the crossbar.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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