Liverpool stay in Premier League title race after 4-3 win against Swansea
The Reds scored another shedload of goals at Anfield to stay in touch with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal
February 23rd, 2014
Liverpool remained on the coat tails of the Premier League leaders on Sunday thanks to a 4-3 victory against a Swansea City that came back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to draw level before ultimately losing the game.
Brendan Rodgers’ team were fast out of the traps as has become the norm for a home game, with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson putting them two goals to the good inside twenty minutes.
However, Rodgers’ former club refused to lie down and came storming back to draw level by the 27th minute, while Wilfried Bony scored his second goal of the game after Sturridge had restored Liverpool’s lead.
Henderson eventually found a way past Michel Vorm with less than twenty minutes left on the clock and his manager was left to applaud the attacking performance of the Reds, despite the fact that they shipped three goals.
“It was an important win for us,” he told Sky Sports. “We certainly weren’t at our best today but the offensive part of our game, which is very strong, came out on top again.
“It was a wonderful victory for us. Swansea played really, really well. Especially when we were 2-0 up to get back into the game.
“But it’s an outstanding result for us and the game typified the character of this team. We’ll analyse where we can be better and certainly as a team defensively, we can be 100 per cent better.
“But part of that, you give credit to Swansea. They had some moments of real quality. We showed our strengths. We’re a great team on the offence and we scored some brilliant goals today. We were very good in that aspect of our game.”
Liverpool have now scored more Premier League goals than Manchester City, although they have concede 35 times in the top flight this season which is far more than their three title rivals, something which Rodgers acknowledges.
Rodgers added: “As always as a coach, you’ll analyse where you can be better, and we’re looking to improve that for next week.”