“Nothing but new players will fix this defence” – Fans react to Liverpool’s disappointing 3-2 defeat against Swansea

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Liverpool were dealt a major blow in their title chase after they suffered a hugely disappointing 3-2 defeat against Swansea in Saturday’s early kick-off at Anfield.

Joel Matip was given clearance to take part by FIFA so he was named in the squad for the first time since December 11 while Philippe Coutinho started his first game since November 26th.

Jordan Henderson made his 50th Premier League appearance as Liverpool captain while Dejan Lovren featured in his 100th league game.

There wasn’t too much too get excited about in the first half as Liverpool dominated possession but were unable to breakdown Swansea’s defence.

However, the second-half started with a bang as Fernando Llorente poked home Swansea’s opener within moments of the restart before doubling the lead with a powerful header just minutes later.

Liverpool responded though and Roberto Firmino scored with a header in the 55th minute before Daniel Sturridge came on to replace Coutinho.

The hosts pressed for an equaliser and it was Firmino who came up with the goods once again with a sensational half-volley.

However, Swansea scored the winner and Liverpool had to settle for a hugely disappointing 3-2 defeat.

Here’s how fans saw the game on social media.

 

Fans were delighted to see Coutinho and Matip involved…


https://twitter.com/Jasonbranagan79/status/822768938471727107

 

Sadio Mane’s presence was certainly missed…

https://twitter.com/Eathen_1892/status/822795312918044673


 

It was a shock when Swansea scored within minutes of the second-half…



 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 21, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City, with team-mate Adam Lallana, to pull a goal back and make the score 1-2 during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But fans were delighted when Firmino scored two goals to mount a comeback…

https://twitter.com/Kloppholic/status/822805298507370496


 

Swansea regained the lead though and fans were frustrated once again…


 

Fans were not impressed by the performance as it finished 3-2 to Swansea…






https://twitter.com/ZonalMarker/status/822812894249136128







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