Liverpool stay fifth, but close to within two points of Manchester United after a narrow win…
Swansea City 0-1 Liverpool – Jordan Henderson scored the only goal of the game, as Liverpool survived an early onslaught to claim a crucial three points at the Liberty Stadium.
Our hosts arguably had the better of the first-half, but there was no doubting that it was the Reds who dominated after the break, and we deservedly got our winner just after the hour mark when Henderson’s strike looped over Lukasz Fabianski.
Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:
GK) Simon Mignolet – 9/10
Superb performance from the Belgian, who made two crucial first-half saves to keep the Reds in the game during a difficult first 45 minutes. It was a quieter second-half for the keeper, but all his important work was done early on.
RCB) Emre Can – 6/10
The German struggled in the first-half, and was caught out on a couple of occasions by Bafetimbi Gomis, as well as Neil Taylor coming down the left. He was much, much better in the second-half, looking entirely back to himself.
CB) Martin Skrtel – 7/10
Another assured performance from the Slovakian, who showed no ill-effects of the injury he sustained against Blackburn Rovers last time out. He showed his leadership qualities again, and saw us through brilliantly.
LCB) Mamadou Sakho – 6/10
The Frenchman got the nod over Dejan Lovren for the left sided defensive position, and despite a couple of shaky moments early on, justified his selection. He looked strong and commanding in the second-half – a good day at the office overall.