“Five goals, clean sheet, job done” — Fans react to Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Swansea

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Liverpool continued their busy festive schedule with an impressive 5-0 victory over relegation strugglers Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day.

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea City

Premier League, Anfield
December 26, 2017

Goals: Coutinho 5′, Firmino 49′, 66′, Alexander-Arnold 65′, Oxlade-Chamberlain 82′

Liverpool were without skipper Jordan Henderson but Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip were all handed starts as Jurgen Klopp made four changes to the side.

Simon Mignolet, after his highly criticised performance against Arsenal just four days previous, kept his place in goal, though Sadio Mane was left out.

Philippe Coutinho, wearing the armband in Henderson’s absence, scored an absolute screamer within five minutes but the first half then began to fizzle out.

Roberto Firmino got his first goal of the game early in the second-half, before he netted a second just one minute after Trent Alexander-Arnold smashed in an unstoppable strike in front of the Kop.

Oxlade-Chamberlain wrapped it up with a late fifth goal for the Reds.

Here are all the best reactions to the victory from Liverpool fans on social media…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017: Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

Fans couldn’t believe how good Coutinho’s goal was in the first-half and there was praise for Ragnar Klavan, who produced a solid performance at centre-back…

“Will miss those world-class strikes of Couts next season…” – Jim Bond on Facebook.

 

In the second half, fans were delighted to see the team pick up intensity and there were celebrations for Alexander-Arnold’s first goal in the Premier League.

“Much improved game management by Klopp. Happy to see the manager less rigid.” – Rocky on the forums.

https://twitter.com/Kloppomaniacs/status/945729530303516673

 

At full-time, Kopites were full of admiration for another clinical performance and Alexander-Arnold, Coutinho and Firmino were the players who caught the eye most…

https://twitter.com/TomHolmes19/status/945734071472107520

“Good response from the boys after a frustrating first half performance…” – Bonkhe Brian Vilakati on Facebook.

“Captain Coutinho. Take a bow mate.” – Toni on the forums.

“Our brazilian duo with an absolute masterclass.” – Dennis El Rich on Facebook.

“Coutinho, Firmino, Trent and Klavan all great today.” – Awny on the forums.

https://twitter.com/theanfieldroar_/status/945737068646424577

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