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Premier League • Day 24
  • 2nd Half
  • Swansea City
  • Liverpool
  • AyewBony
    79'
  • WijnaldumIngs
    73'
  • Oxlade-ChamberlainLallana
    68'
  • DyerCarroll
    64'
  • 1st Half
  • Swansea City
  • Liverpool
  • Matip
    45'
  • Robertson
    44'
  • Mawson
    40'
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Swansea City - Liverpool
Premier League - 22 January 2018

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+5' 

FT: Swansea 1-0 Liverpool. The bottom side bolster their survival hopes with a shock success against a disappointing Liverpool thanks to Mawson's first-half strike.

90+4' 

OFF THE POST! Van Dijk lifts a ball to the far post for Firmino who sees his free header come back off the woodwork.

90+3' 

Salah races onto Lallana's pass in the box, but rifles well wide of the near post from a narrow angle on the right.

90+2' 

Kitchen sink time for Liverpool.

90+1' 

An error in the Swansea defence falls for Can who gets his high volley horribly wrong. He screams in anguish and that sums up Liverpool's night.

90' 

Four minutes added.

89' 

Firmino curves a bouncing delivery in from the left, but no Liverpool player reacts and Fabianski is able to watch it carefully and hold on tight.

88' 

Firmino takes Matip's pass in his stride and has a strike from 25 yards that deflects behind.

87' 

Carvalhal pacing anxiously on the touchline. He knows he's close to a massive win here.

85' 

Fernandez does well to clear Robertson's tricky cross deep inside his own area.

84' 

Great strength from Fer to brush aside Salah as the Egyptian shaped to have a shot from 25 yards out.

83' 

This time van Dijk has a crack from 30 yards, but it's over the top. Liverpool running out of time to rescue this.

81' 

Gomez allowed to motor forward towards the edge of the box and let fly with a shot that flashes wide.

  • Wilfried Bony
    OffJordan AyewSwansea CitySWANSEA CHANGE: Ayew off, Bony on.
    TodayOn target1Fouls1Fouls against3Offsides1
  • Wilfried Bony
    OnWilfried BonySwansea City
80' 

SWANSEA CHANGE: Ayew off, Bony on.

79' 

Bony getting ready to come on to try and give Swansea an outlet.

78' 

Lovely footwork and first touch from Ings as spins onto Salah's touch and rifles in a low shot that Fabianski gets down well to smother.

77' 

Mane's cross from deep on the right is easily headed clear. That seemed all too hopeful from the Reds forward.

75' 

Swansea's supporters growing in volume and belief. Liverpool still pouring forward, but still lacking a cutting edge.

  • Danny Ings
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Ings on, Wijnaldum off.
    TodayFouls1
  • Danny Ings
    OnDanny IngsLiverpool
74' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Ings on, Wijnaldum off.

74' 

Gomez works some space on the right but his fizzing, low cross is too close to Fabianski.

73' 

Lovely build up between Salah and Can ends with Matip rifling over the bar from just outside the area.

72' 

Is this going to be one of those nights for Liverpool?

70' 

Can shoots from 25 yards, but it's way off target. Liverpool lacking creativity and ideas.

  • Adam Lallana
    OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Lallana on.
    TodayOn target1Blocked Shots1Fouls1Free Kicks1
  • Adam Lallana
    OnAdam LallanaLiverpool
69' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Lallana on.

68' 

Liverpool still struggling to create. Here comes Lallana. Can he make a difference?

67' 

Mane falls in the penalty area under an aerial challenge from Naughton. The referee isn't interested. It breaks for the Ox who sees his shot deflect behind. Once again, however, the visitors' corner is repelled.

  • Tom Carroll
    OffNathan DyerSwansea CitySWANSEA CHANGE: Dyer off, Carroll on.
    TodayFouls against1
  • Tom Carroll
    OnTom CarrollSwansea City
66' 

SWANSEA CHANGE: Dyer off, Carroll on.

65' 

Liverpool look to break. It;s fed wide for Robertson, but Dyer sticks to his guns and makes an important interception under pressure.

64' 

Carroll being readied by Swansea.

63' 

The Ox floats a pass over the top for the run of Salah, but Fabianski reads it well and comes out to bravely gather.

61' 

Salah curls a 25-yard free kick over the wall, but it's too close to Fabianski who tips it over the crossbar.

60' 

Mane turns and drives at the Swansea defence. He tumbles under a challenge from the side by Sung-Yueng Ki and the referee gives a free kick to Liverpool. It's 25 yards out in a central area.

59' 

Liverpool have definitely moved up a gear. Firmino's long-range drive is blocked by Mawson. Salah has a pop with the follow-up, but Mawson is there again to deflect it behind. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

58' 

A delightful turn from Salah on the edge of the box. The Egyptian looks to thread the ball through for the runner on the far side, but Firmino can't get there before Fabianski.

57' 

More nice approach play ends with Robertson's placing a first-time cross along the six-yard box, but no red shirt can close in to apply the finish.

56' 

Close! Robertson almost gets in, but is tackled brilliantly at the last moment by Naughton after Firmino had turned and touched a left-wing cross into his path.

55' 

Swansea struggling to get out of their own half, but most of Liverpool's attacking is taking place in front of the back five.

54' 

Salah turns onto Wijnaldum's pass but curves a 25-yard shot well wide.

52' 

A strong spell of Liverpool possession ends with Matip going through the back of Ayew. The Reds defender is highly frustrated. He needs to be careful too as he's already been cautioned.

51' 

The Ox teases it to Mane, who touches it on towards Salah on the right of the box.... but an important Swansea toe pokes it to safety.

50' 

The corner comes to nothing. How long until Klopp considers making some changes?

49' 

Firmino gets between two defenders to race towards a ball over the top. The Brazilian can't shrug them off enough to get a shot away and in the end he's blocked off, allowing the hosts to clear.

49' 
48' 

PHOTO: Mawson celebrates.

Swansea City's English defender Alfie Mawson (2nd R) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on January 22, 2018.
47' 
  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the match.

  • End of 1st Half
45+2' 

HT: Swansea 1-0 Liverpool. Mawson's low strike separates the sides after the visitors failed to clear a corner just before the interval.

45+2' 

A lightning burst from Salah sees him drift to the left before clipping a ball in for Mane to arrive in space in the area, but volley wide on the stretch.

45+1' 

One minute added.

  • Joel Matip
    Yellow cardJoel MatipLiverpoolMatip booked for a wild lunge at Clucas as Swansea looked to break.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1
45' 

Matip booked for a wild lunge at Clucas as Swansea looked to break.

44' 

Klopp looking pensive on the bench. What will he say to kick-start his side in the second half. They've been rather average so far.

  • Andrew Robertson
    Yellow cardAndrew RobertsonLiverpoolRobertson booked for tangling with Ayew and refusing to just let it go.
    TodayYellow Cards1
43' 

Robertson booked for tangling with Ayew and refusing to just let it go.

41' 

Fernandez got injured celebrating with Mawson. He's currently off the pitch receiving treatment as Liverpool press for an instant reply.

  • Alfie Mawson
    GoalAlfie MawsonSwansea CityGOAL! Swansea lead! Van Dijk can only head a right-wing corner down, allowing Mawson to pounce on the loose ball and drill it low into the bottom corner.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1
40' 

GOAL! Swansea lead! Van Dijk can only head a right-wing corner down, allowing Mawson to pounce on the loose ball and drill it low into the bottom corner.

40' 

Van Dijk forced to clear his lines once more after Mike van der Hoorn had peeled free at the far post to meet a deep left-wing corner.

39' 

Van Dijk forced to volley behind after Olsson had fired a superb cross towards Dyer and Ayew in the middle.

38' 

It's been a pretty poor spectacle so far. Liverpool have carved out a couple of chances, but are lacking the urgency that makes them such a threat usually.

37' 

Naughton with another moment to forget. This time he gets his cross from the right completely wrong and fires it harmlessly behind for a goal kick.

36' 

Naughton skies the loose ball well over the top after van Dijk had headed the free kick clear of the penalty area.

35' 

Van Dijk concedes a needless free kick on the right for clipping Dyer's heels. Chance for the Welsh side to test Karius and Co here.

34' 

Well read by van Dijk after Naughton's cut back had threatened to pick out Ayew in the Reds' box.

33' 

The Ox forces a smart stop out of Fabianski from 25 yards after Matip's improvised flick had caused problems for the hosts.

32' 

It's been an impressive first PL start from van Dijk so far.

31' 

Pretty much everyone in the ground was expecting the net to bulge when they saw who was running onto that. That probably should have been Salah's 10th PL away goal. Let off again for the Swansea defence.

30'' 

Van Dijk clips a lovely ball over the top for the run of Salah who catches it crisp on the volley, but blasts it over the bar from just inside the penalty area.

28' 

Liverpool work a quick free kick and spread it wide for Gomez on the right. The full back wastes little time with his low ball into the middle, but it's far too close to Fabianski.

26' 

Mawson volleys another Robertson cross into the stands. Liverpool looking a tad frustrated.

25' 

A good spell of Liverpool possession ends with Robertson's delivery being easily nodded clear. The visitors trying to up the tempo but struggling to find the extra gear.

24' 

Van Dijk illustrating once again the type of threat he can carry in the opposition's penalty area.

23' 

Van Dijk meets Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-wing corner and flicks his header just wide of the far post.

22' 

The Ox curves the free kick towards the far post , but Naughton is able to coolly guide it behind for a corner.

21' 

Salah wins a free kick 40 yards out, right of centre after Mawson tugged him back.

20' 

Fer lunges in with a high boot on Can. The referee opts against a yellow card.

18' 

The Swansea corner comes to nothing.

17' 

Ayew smashes the ball into the net from a narrow angle by the left byline, but the Ox had already knocked it behind prior to the finish. It all came from Gomez's poor judgement in trying to nip in front of his man and steal the ball.

16' 

Liverpool beginning to get on top after an even opening.

15' 
14' 

Robertson's tricky low ball in from the left causes alarm in the Swansea six-yard box. It's kicked straight at Firmino who uses his arm to handle before scuffing a shot towards goal. The referee spots it and awards the home side a free kick.

12' 

Salah drifts over to the left and wins a corner for the visitors. The first ball is only half cleared, but Firmino's attempted cross from the right of the area is miscued and Fabianski out to claim under no pressure.

11' 
9' 

CLOSE! Mane runs in-behind the centre backs and almost beats Fabianski to a long through pass from Can. The keeper can't keep hold of it, but there's no-one there for Liverpool to make the hosts pay for napping.

8' 

Swansea are definitely playing like a side with more belief under Carvalhal. Liverpool probing without really getting anywhere near the home side's penalty area yet.

7' 

Jordan Ayew has netted in three of his last five league outings. He had failed to score in his previous 15.

Jordan Ayew scored Swansea's equaliser at Watford
6' 
5' 

Liverpool are aiming to secure a sixth straight win in all competitions - and a fifth on the bounce in the league. It would be the first time they have achieved either under Jurgen Klopp.

4' 

Both sides having spells on the ball early doors. Not much happening so far.

3' 

DID YOU KNOW? The Swans have gone through five managers since they last met Liverpool on home turf. Bob Bradley, Alan Curtis, Paul Clement, Leon Britton and Carlos Carvalhal have all had spells in dugout since the clash back in October 2016.

2' 

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD AT SWANSEA: Liverpool 4 wins, Swansea 8 wins, 4 draws. In the Premier League era the Welsh side have won two and lost two of the six meetings, with two drawn.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Swansea get us underway after a minute's applause in memory of Cyrille Regis and Jimmy Armfield.

19.55 

Liverpool are targeting successive wins at Swansea for the very first time. The Merseysiders came from behind to triumph 2-1 last season courtesy of efforts from Firmino and James Milner (penalty). Leroy Fer had opened the scoring for the home side.

Swansea City's Leroy Fer in action with Liverpool's James Milner
19.50 
19.45 

AWAY-DAY JOY: Liverpool have plundered 29 league goals on their travels so far this term. That's more than any other top-flight side.

FC Liverpool
19.30 

Jurgen Klopp: "I can't imagine any easy games in the Premier League and Swansea is for sure not an easy game. They are bottom of the table but they are in a good way. What you have seen since the new manager has come in is a big improvement again: much better results and they won their FA Cup replay during the week."

Jurgen Klopp is on his best run as Liverpool manager.
19.25 

Carlos Carvalhal: "It's David versus Goliath, but surprises do happen and we will be ready to prepare a surprise. They have strong points, but a team that lets in three has weak points also. So let's try and exploit that and hide the strong points that they do have."

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal is aiming to shock Liverpool (David Davies/Empics)
19.20 

FIRM-INO FOE: The Brazilian has notched more goals versus the Swans than any other Reds player in the PL era. He has five in his last three league clashes against the Welsh outfit.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is in top form (Nick Potts/PA)
19.18 

FIVE-STAR BOXING DAY: Liverpool thumped the Swans 5-0 at Anfield over the festive period. Philippe Coutinho notched his last goal for the Reds prior to his move to Barcelona, with Roberto Firmino (2), Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also on target.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in Liverpool, England.
19.15 

Swansea make three changes following their 1-1 draw at Newcastle. Leroy Fer replaces Oliver McBurnie while Kyle Naughton and Federico Fernandez comes in to what looks like a five-man defence. Kyle Bartley and Tom Carroll drop to the bench.

Leroy Fer feels Swansea are heading in the right direction.
19.11

CONFIRMED TEAMS - SWANSEA: Fabianski, Naughton, Mawson, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Olsson, Fer, Clucas, Ki, Dyer, Ayew... Subs: Nordfeldt, Bartley, Roque Mesa, Carroll, Narsingh, Bony, McBurnie. /// LIVERPOOL: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Firmino, Salah... Subs: Mignolet, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Lallana, Solanke, Ings.

19.10 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Swansea and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium. The bottom-placed Swans will be hoping to pull off a surprise victory as they bid to close the current six-point gap between them and 17th spot. Liverpool are targeting a 19th-match unbeaten and a win that would move them level on points with third-placed Chelsea. Kick off 20:00 GMT.