FT: Liverpool 5 Swansea 0

FULL TIME. That's it, Liverpool make Swansea pay for fielding a weakened team. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+2)
Liverpool are keeping possession and running the clock down.

Three minutes of added time are announced.

90
Davies wins a throw in ten yards out on the left off Johnson. The Swans take but Agustien loses the ball.

89
Bartley intercepts as Sturridge tries to run into the right side of the box.

87
The Reds take the free-kick and keep possession before playing the ball all the way back to Reina.

86
Johnson wins a free-kick on the halfway line on the right.

Anton disagrees: "I feel it's a massive mistake by Swansea resting so many players to risk losing momentum and a deflating defeat."

Steve Swan says: "I think Swansea would have gone for this big time if it hadn't been for next week. As a Swan I think Laudrup has got this just about right. A challenging run out for those who might be called on to play whilst protecting the best..."

84
Borini is off with what looks like a dislocated shoulder after a challenge. Liverpool must finish the game with ten men as they've used all their subs.

83
Routledge tries an effort from 12 yards on the left which Reina does well to keep out going down to his left.

82
Rangel is on for Shechter for the Swans.

81
Johnson tries an effort from 15 yards on the left but it flashes just wide of the right post.

80
Liverpool win a corner on the left. They take but Monk clears the box.

79
Gerrard takes the second corner and the Reds eventually try to feed the ball to Borini in the centre but Vorm gathers.

78
Gerrard takes the corner and Monk heads out for another corner on the right.

78
Suarez wins another corner on the right before he is replaced by Borini.

77
Liverpool take the free-kick just inside the Swansea half on the left but Routledge intercepts and clears.

76
Hernadez is down injured after a lunge on Agger. He is rightly booked and then replaced by Dyer.

74
Sturridge tries an effort from just inside the box on the right but it clips the top of the bar and goes out. Unlucky.

72
Allen is on for Lucas.

71
PEN GOAL - STURRIDGE!!! Sturridge hits the penalty to Vorm's right. The keeper again guesses right but it is too powerful and goes in!!!

70
PEN GIVEN!!! Routledge concedes a penalty after the ball strikes him in the box.

69
Suarez takes the corner and eventually Downing shoots wide from distance.

68
Sturridge plays a one-two with Downing before shooting at goal from the edge of the box but Vorm saves well with his outstretched right leg for a corner on the left.

67
The Swans try to play De Guzman into the right side of the box but Carragher shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

66
Johnson tries to lob Vorm from just inside the Swansea half on the right but his shot goes wide. Good thinking.

65
Liverpool take the corner but Bartley clears.

64
Routledge is on for Lamah for the Swans.

63
Sturridge shoots at goal from 16 yards but Vorm saves with his leg before Suarez's long range effort is deflected out for a Liverpool corner on the right.

62
Lull - no more chances as yet.

Mark says: "Sign of the future Steve? Sturridge and Suarez look like a match made in heaven! Lets hope Liverpool ward off the vultures in the Summer! Good luck Bantams!" Cheers Mark, Suarez is unplayable here, lets hope Nahki Wells can do the same to the Swans next Sunday!!!

60
Henderson is on for Coutinho with the game won for the Reds.

59
Sturridge goes down under a challenge of Tiendalli in the left side of the box but the ref waves on. The replays show he went down too easily.

56
GOAL - SUAREZ!!!! Downing feeds the ball to Suarez who slots home from the edge of the box into the bottom left corner.

55
Sturridge tries to flick to Suarez in the box but Monk intercepts and clears.

54
Gerrard takes the corner but Agger heads over from seven yards in the centre under pressure from Monk.

53
Suarez cuts into the right side of the box before winning a corner on the right for his side.

52
Enrique tries to release Sturridge into the left side of the box but he is just given offside.

50
GOAL - ENRIQUE!!!! Enrique puts the game to bed with a great team goal. The Reds pass through the Swans before Enrique plays a one-two with Sturridge before slotting home!!

48
Suarez creates a yard of space for himself and crosses from ten yards on the right to Coutinho in the centre but he shoots just wide from eight yards under pressure.

46
GOAL - COUTINHO!!!! Coutinho scores on his full debut, notching 16 seconds after the re-start with Enrique passing to Suarez who feed the ball to Coutinho who slotted home from 16 yards!!

46
Swansea re-start the game, no changes at the break.

Rafee says: ""Really poor from swansea expected much better from them without Michu swansea look like a championship side still" I disagree, they have shown threat but Suarez would be a real handful for anyone here.

Chad from Shepperto says: "The Reds look well in control and I fancy a few more goals for us in the second half with Suarez and Sturridge scoring in a 3-0 win."

Mark says: "Suarez is superb once again! Think Liverpool need a second goal to make this safe though!! Too many late goals conceded recently. YNWA" I agree on both scores Mark, thanks for your comment.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 1/10 for a Liverpool win, 7/1 for the draw and 25/1 for a Swansea victory. My 2-1 prediction is still on, which now pays 6/1 if you fancy a flutter.

HALF TIME. Liverpool go in a deserved one in front against a weakened Swansea side. Suarez has been outstanding and won the penalty which Gerrard scored. Stay with us for the second period.

45 (+1)
Swansea take the free-kick but Liverpool win their own on the edge of their box in the centre. They take quickly and feed the ball to Sturridge in the Swansea box who goes down under a challenge by Bartley but the ref waves play on.

One minute of added time is announced.

45
De Guzman floats the free-kick from 28 yards on the right into the box. Monk gets free and has a free header from 15 yards in the centre but fails to gain good contact and the ball goes to the right flank where the Swans win another free-kick, ten yards out.

44
Enrique and Britton tussle for the ball midway in the Liverpool half and the ref gives a free-kick to the Swans.

43
Gerrard breaks forward but his pass is cut out by Bartley on the edge of the box and the Swans clear.

41
Swansea enjoy good possession and after more than a dozen passes feed the ball to De Guzman who tries an effort from the edge of the box to the left of goal but his low shot lacks power and Reina easily saves to his right.

40
Suarez tries to drive into the centre of the box but Monk gets his foot on it and Vorm then clears.

39
Suarez releases Sturridge into the right side of the box. He shoots at goal but Bartley back tracks and clears near the line. Suarez is running them ragged today.

38
Sturridge sets up Downing who tries an effort on his right foot 16 yards out but Bartley blocks and clears.

37
Johnson gets to the right byline before floating the ball into the centre but it misses everyone and Tiendalli clears at the far side.

36
It is all Liverpool and the press the Swansea box but time and again the defence hold firm and eventually Monk clears.

34
PEN SCORED - GERRARD!!!! Gerrard takes the penalty low to Vorm's right. Vorm guesses right but the ball is too powerful and beats the keeper.

33
Gerrard takes the corner to Suarez to the right of the box. He cuts to the byline and Agustien fouls him for a penalty!!

32
Suarez cuts in from the right and passes to Gerrard whose shot from 15 yards in the centre takes a deflection off Britton and goes out for a corner on the left.

Anton says: "With this weakened Swansea team can Liverpool finally beat a team in top half of the table? Personally I think draw." Barnabe says: "Go Liverpool."

30
Shechter cuts into the box from the right before crossing into the centre but no one is there and Reina easily gathers.

29
Suarez tees-up Lucas who tries an effort from 25 yards in the centre but his low shot is close to Vorm and easy to save.

29
Suarez again plays a great ball for Sturridge to run onto into the box but Vorm is quickly off his line to gather at the striker's feet. Great vision from Suarez.

28
Swansea keep good possession before Shechter is given offside on the edge of the box.

26
Sturridge tries an effort from outside the box on the right but it is straight at Vorm who gathers.

25
Suarez releases Sturridge into the box with a great pass. Sturridge then goes down under a challenge by Agustien and appeals for a penalty but the ref waves play on and Coutinho shoots wide from 12 yards with the goal gaping.

24
Swansea keep could possession without threatening.

22
Downing crosses from the right byline but Sturridge heads over from just inside the six yard box in the centre. Should have scored.

21
Liverpool come again but Tiendalli cuts out Enrique's pass for a Liverpool throw in 35 yards out. The Reds take but Agustien intercepts a pass and Swansea break forward. Hernandez crosses from ten yards out but Agger clears the box.

20
Suarez this time tries a volley from 20 yards to the left of goal and his shot is again just over.

Robert Davies says: "I have to say that I think Liverpool owe Swansea one so I think that it will be 4-1 to Liverpool with two for sturridge and one each for suares and stevie g and michu with the consolation for Swansea so come on you mighty reds YNWA."

18
Suarez hits the free-kick up and over the wall but it does not dip in time and goes just over.

17
Suarez runs at the Swans defence again and this time wins a free-kick 25 yards out to the left of goal from Tiendalli.

17
Gerrard takes the free-kick and it smacks into the wall. Suarez then hits the loose ball over from 16 yards.

Wayne Davies, Kings Lynn, says: "With the Swansea team changes this afternoon, I think this game will be an exciting score draw as clearly Laudrup has more than one eye on the Capital One Cup Final next weekend."

15
Britton fouls Suarez for a free-kick in a dangerous area, 20 yards out in front of goal.

14
Gerrard wins a corner on the left. He takes and Suarez tees-up Downing for a shot at goal but his effort from 20 yards on the right goes well wide.

13
Liverpool win a corner on the right. They take but Agger heads wide from 12 yards at the far post.

12
Downing cuts in from the right and tries an effort but his shot from 20 yards goes just wide.

11
Suarez tries to release Enrique into the left side of the box but Vorm is quickly off his line and gets to the ball before the Liverpool player before collecting the loose ball ahead of the on-rushing Suarez.

10
Swansea take the corner and the ball falls to the unmarked Lamah who tries a shot from 15 yards out to the left of goal. It hits Johnson and Liverpool clear. Lamah appeals for a handball by Johnson but replays show it did not hit his arm.

9
Lamah breaks to the right byline and wins a corner on the right.

8
Swansea take the throw in and Lucas and Agustien clash for the ball near the halfway line but ref Webb just has a word with Lucas and does not brandish a card.

7
Lucas tries to release Enrique down the right flank but he can not keep the ball in and it goes out for a throw in to the Swans midway in their half.

6
Suarez has the just shot on target, trying an effort from 15 yards on the right but Vorm gets down low to make an easy save.

4
Coutinho concedes a free-kick midway in the Swansea half on the right. The Swans take but the ball rolls harmlessly out for a Liverpool throw in midway in their half on the left.

3
Gerrard takes the second corner and floats the ball to the unmarked Downing but he volleys wide from 15 yards on the right.

2
Coutinho wins a corner on the left. The Reds take the corner short to Coutinho who shoots from the edge of the box and wins another corner on the left.

1
Liverpool get the game underway.

Tom says: "I think it might be a very close game but swansea will walk away with a 3-2 win."

Aaron Morgan says: "Hi steve, i have to disagree, Swans to win this, tight game... De Guzman and Michu scorers 2-0." Cheers Aaron, anyone else think the Swans will prevail? I must say, I was hoping for more of your first team to be starting given I'm a Bradford fan but I suppose Laudrup is showing us Bantams respect! Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Robin Hughes says: "I think Liverpool will win 2-0 with both goals coming from Suarez."

Taylor Cox says: "Hi, As a liverpool fan, obviously I'm dissapointed with the form this season but - Form is temporary, Class is permanent. So hopefully we can bounce back from the losses to zenit and west brom with a 2-1 win being my prediction. Suarez and Gerrard the scorers with coutinho picking up an assist. Can't wait to see what he brings to Anfield. Come on you Reds."

Iain says: "Liverpool to turn around their form and will run out 4-2 winners by the end of the game. Two each for Gerrard and Sturridge with Swansea two both coming from a bit of an unlikely scorer; Routledge."

FIRST VIEW - Michael Georgiou-Holden has been in touch to say: "I think it's going to be another all action battle this afternoon with Liverpool still leaking in last 20 mins. Going for a Suarez and Sturidge goal first half and a goal from goal machine michu second half 2-1 end result thanks, ynwa." I've gone for 2-1 also Michael, great minds think alike!!

MY VIEW - I'm going for a 2-1 win for the Reds, with Sturridge to score first which pays a handsome 22/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the game.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 1/2 for a Liverpool win, 100/30 for the draw and 5/1 for a Swans victory.

Teams - Swansea, with next week's Capital One Cup final in mind, have made seven changes from the side which beat QPR last time. Among the changes, boss Michael Laudrup has left 15-goal leading scorer Michu on the bench along with fellow first-choice players Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer.

Teams - New signing Philippe Coutinho is given a debut at home to Swansea as Liverpool look to end a run of five matches without a win. The Brazilian is one of four changes from the side which lost against Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League with ineligible striker Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva all returning.

Referee - Howard Webb (S Yorkshire).

Teams - Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Monk, Bartley, Davies, Britton, Agustien, de Guzman, Lamah, Shechter, Hernandez. Subs: Tremmel, Williams, Michu, Routledge, Dyer, Moore, Rangel.

Teams - Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Lucas, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Gulacsi, Henderson, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Skrtel.

Welcome to Anfield where Liverpool host Swansea in the Premier League. What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
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16:00
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Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
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15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  
C Palace v Leicester  
Hull City v Man City  
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 Southampton 5 6 10
3 A Villa 5 0 10
4 Arsenal 5 4 9
5 Swansea 5 2 9
6 Man City 4 3 7
7 Tottenham 4 2 7
8 West Ham 5 1 7
9 Hull City 5 0 6
10 Liverpool 5 -1 6
11 Man Utd 4 3 5
12 Everton 4 -1 5
13 Leicester 4 -1 5
14 Stoke 5 -1 5
15 Sunderland 5 -1 4
16 QPR 5 -8 4
17 Burnley 5 -3 3
18 Newcastle 5 -6 3
19 C Palace 4 -3 2
20 West Brom 4 -5 2

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

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