Brendan Rodgers quickly trained his sights on the work required for Liverpool ahead of their next Barclays Premier League fixture after the Reds dramatically downed Swansea City 4-3 at Anfield on Sunday.

A brace apiece from Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge eventually proved enough to overcome the Welsh outfit, who produced a performance packed with attacking verve and spirit to push Rodgers' side all the way.

Henderson's crucial winner in the 74th minute - blasted beyond goalkeeper Michel Vorm at the second time of asking - ultimately opened up a six-point advantage in fourth place in the standings for his team, as Tottenham Hotspur were beaten later in the day by Norwich City.

The next obstacle in Liverpool's path to Champions League qualification is a trip to St Mary's and Southampton, where Mauricio Pochettino's men were convincing 3-1 winners in the corresponding encounter last season.

"We recover from this but we've still got a lot of work to do between now and next weekend," Rodgers explained to after the final whistle.

"It was a very important three points for us - it keeps our run going and keeps the momentum. We know we're going to have a tough game next week as well.

"Every game in the Barclays Premier League is tough. But we can be really proud of the character we showed to keep pushing and keep going.

"This was probably the first performance at home where we haven't been at our fluent best, but to score four and show that resilience was very important. It was a great three points in the end."


Wilfried Bony struck twice for the Swans in L4, either side of half-time, following a thunderous effort from distance by a player extremely familiar to Kopites - the former Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

When his pinpoint drive touched the woodwork and nestled into the corner, the 21-year-old declined the opportunity to celebrate in respect of the supporters he used to represent.

Rodgers commented: "Jonjo is a good kid, he loved his time here. It was a really good finish and he showed his quality; he didn't want to celebrate in front of the crowd because he loved his time here.

"He obviously got great support from the supporters as well. It was a good finish, he's an excellent young player and has done very well for Swansea."