Coutinho and Firmino mix as Liverpool tear Swansea aside 5-Zero


Philippe Coutinho offered the model and compatriot Roberto Firmino the substance as Liverpool’s good Brazilians dispatched rudderless Swansea 5-Zero in medical vogue at Anfield.

Issues regarded bleak for the Premier League’s backside aspect, nonetheless looking for their subsequent supervisor after sacking Paul Clement final Wednesday, when Coutinho curled dwelling an outstanding sixth-minute opener.

The hosts’ sluggishness prevented them scoring additional till early within the second half when Firmino volleyed in Coutinho’s free-kick, and the previous later added his second after Trent Alexander-Arnold drilled in a half-volley off the underside of the crossbar. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired within the fifth seven minutes from time.


Tweet of the match

Star man – Philippe Coutinho

On what was at instances a lacklustre night, Coutinho was the brightest spark, scoring a superb opener and offering the cross for Liverpool’s second.

Second of the match

Coutinho’s arcing shot from the sting of the penalty space which had simply sufficient curl on it to take it contained in the far put up.

Knowledge level

Liverpool haven’t misplaced a house league match on Boxing Day for 31 years since a 1-Zero defeat to Manchester United in 1986, profitable seven and drawing three.

Participant rankings

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet 6 (out of 10), Trent Alexander-Arnold 7, Joel Matip 6, Ragnar Klavan 7, Andrew Robertson 6, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7, Emre Can 6, Georginio Wijnaldum 6, Philippe Coutinho eight, Roberto Firmino eight, Mohamed Salah 6. 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 four. Subs: Tammy Abraham (for McBurnie, 62) 6, Sam Clucas (for Mesa, 65) 5, Renato Sanches (for Fer, 78), 5.

Who’s up subsequent?

Liverpool v Leicester (Premier League, December 30)

Watford v Swansea (Premier League, December 30)

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