Liverpool FC crest
Liverpool FC

Firmino (55, 69)

2 - 3
Premier League
12:30 Sat 21st Jan 2017
Location: Anfield
Swansea City crest
Swansea City

Llorente (47, 52)
Sigurdsson (74)

12:30 Sat 21st Jan 2017
12:30 Sat 21st Jan 2017 Anfield

Liverpool v Swansea City: Live matchday blog

Liverpool suffered a first home defeat of the season as they were beaten 3-2 by Swansea City at Anfield.

The manager's verdict

Jürgen Klopp addressed the media in his post-match press conference following Liverpool's 3-2 defeat to Swansea City at Anfield.

Click here to read what the boss had to say about the loss.

JK: "The defeat has to feel really bad - and it does. Now we have to use it and show a reaction."

JK: "Today was a big opportunity for us to get these three points and that is what is so disappointing. We gave Swansea the chance to win the game and they are the deserved winners."

JK: "We showed again that when we are really on track, we are a strong side that can create chances and score goals. But the defending around all three goals today was not good enough, 100 per cent. It is very disappointing today."

JK: "We couldn't switch in that moment into a defence mode and that was the biggest mistake. They took their opportunity."

JK: "The reaction was very good - very, very good - wonderful goals from Roberto and big chances. We had the punch we missed in the first half. And then the most disappointing moment, the third goal. There was nearly everything wrong around this goal."

JK: "We had four or five moments in the first half where we did really well. After half-time, we needed to be spot on immediately and we weren't."

Jürgen Klopp has arrived for his post-match press conference.

"First half, obviously you could hear it in the stadium - it was not the most entertaining game."

Here's the story of the game in stats...


Full Time

It's all over at Anfield and Liverpool suffer a shock first home defeat of the season as they're beaten 3-2 by Swansea City.

After a goalless first half, two efforts from Fernando Llorente put the visitors into a two-goal lead inside the opening 11 minutes of the restart.

Roberto Firmino then grabbed a brace of his own to level up the game, but the Reds were undone when Gylfi Sigurdsson swept in a winner for the Swans.



Matip on for Liverpool, Wijnaldum off. Fulton is on for Swansea, Fer off.


Five minutes of added time to be played.



Lallana lofts the ball onto the top of the bar. Sturridge keeps it alive from the rebound, where Lallana again meets it but this time heads over.



Swansea sub and Llorente is off with Baston coming on.


Lovren drills one at goal from fully 30 yards - tipped over by Fabianski.



Swansea change - Olsson off, Rangel on.


Origi collects the ball inside the box at a corner, spins and shoots...Fabianski saves at his near post.



Goal for Swansea - Gylfi Sigurdsson

Swansa are, incredibly, back in front as the balls rolls across the box after Carroll's run was halted. Sigurdsson is on hand to sweep beyond Mignolet.



Second change for Liverpool - Emre Can makes way for Divock Origi.




What a lovely, lovely goal that is to draw Liverpool level.

Wijnaldum breaks the line down the left and displays superb control to pluck the ball out of the sky and cross into the centre.

His touch is somehow bettered Firmino, who takes it on his chest before lashing a volley into the bottom corner, all in one glorious, glorious movement.

Get in!


Swansea threaten a third as Mawson glances a header from a corner across goal and just wide of Mignolet's far post.


Henderson slides one towards the bottom corner from Clyne's lay-off, but it's too tame to beat Fabianski.

The crowd have come alive inside Anfield as they roar the Reds forward.



Liverpool go through with the change they were going to make at 2-0 down and Daniel Sturridge is on for Philippe Coutinho.


Goal for Liverpool - Roberto Firmino!

The hosts pull one back and quickly as Henderson sprays it wide for Milner, whose cross is met by a towering close-range header from Firmino. Just what the Reds needed.

2-1 now. Game on.



Goal for Swansea - Fernando Llorente

And it gets even worse for Liverpool as Olsson frees Carroll down the left and his cross is met with a bullet header from Llorente for his and Swansea's second goal.


Liverpool swarm into the Swansea box at speed, but Coutinho's pull back is behind all the runners into the area.



Goal for Swansea - Fernando Llorente

The visitors take a shock lead just moments after the restart as Llorente makes the most of a scramble inside the area at a corner by stabbing in from close range.



Second half

Swansea restart the game at Anfield. Come on you Reds!

Latest odds

Here's how BETVICTOR sees the latest match odds at half-time...

Liverpool: 9/20
Draw: 23/10
Swansea City: 12/1

Click here for more match odds and to place bets with BETVICTOR.

Here are your first-half stats from Anfield...


Half Time

All square at the break

The first half comes to a close. Liverpool dominated the ball and created a number of half-chances, but Lukasz Fabianski has remained largely untested, while at the other end Tom Carroll's cross deflected onto the base of the post for Swansea. 0-0 at the break.


Lallana's clip to the back post finds Firmino in space, but it's just a touch too high for the Brazilian.


Yellow Card

Ragnar Klavan sees yellow after being adjudged to have blocked off Martin Olsson.



Coutinho nudges the ball to Firmino, who strikes it first time. But Swansea are saved by the diving block of Mawson.


Firmino is inches away from connecting with Milner's in-swinging cross from the right with his head inside the six-yard box.



Match shot

Acrobatics from Adam.


Off the post!

Swansea go close as Carroll wriggles into space inside the box and attempts to cross. It deflects off Lovren and heads towards the near post, wrong-footing Mignolet, before striking the base of the post and going behind.



Good stuff again from Liverpool as they raid forward. Firmino spins away from Olsson with a magnificent bit of skill before crossing for Lallana, whose spectacular overhead kick just clears the bar.

We're getting closer.


The Reds spring a counter-attack which results in Coutinho playing Lallana into space just inside the box, but his attempted cross goes behind.


Firmino drills in a centre from the right and Lallana is just beaten to it by Fernandez.



First opportunity of the game falls Liverpool's way - and it's a good one.

Clyne knocks the ball back to Henderson, who fires a first-time cross into the box. It's met by Can, but he can only guide his header wide of the post.


Look who is here...

...American actor and comedian, Will Ferrell.

Don't act like you're not impressed...


Here we go...

We're underway at Anfield as Adam Lallana kicks the game off. Come on you Reds!


Getting ready...


Out to warm up...


A reminder of today's two line-ups...


Behind the red door...


The Reds are here...



Here’s Liverpool’s team to take on Swansea City in full…

Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.

Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Moreno, Lucas, Origi, Matip, Woodburn.



The team news is in at Anfield and it confirms two changes for Liverpool from the side fielded in our last Premier League outing against Manchester United on Sunday.

In come the fit-again Nathaniel Clyne and Philippe Coutinho, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Divock Origi dropping out.

Meanwhile, Joel Matip is named among the substitutes.


Looking good...


We'll have confirmed Liverpool team news directly from the home dressing room at 11.30am GMT. Stay right here to find out who Klopp has selected to face Swansea.


Finishing touches

It's a lovely day for it at Anfield.


Words from the gaffer

Klopp writes in his programme notes: "We have already faced Swansea once this season in Wales and it was one of the toughest games we have had all season. So we know how good they are and how competitive their players are. We will need to be at our best today."


Refresh your memory of what happened when these teams met earlier in the season with highlights on LFCTV GO below. Hint: there was late drama.


What are the odds?

The match prices on offer from our partner BetVictor are as follows...

Liverpool - 1/4
Draw - 11/2
Swansea - 12/1

Click here for more information.


Want some stats to impress your mates with today? How about these...

  • Liverpool have scored 65 goals against Swansea in their 22 meetings in all competitions at Anfield
  • Jordan Henderson is set to captain the Reds for the 50th time in the Premier League
  • Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal for the club in a 5-0 win over the Welsh side back in February 2013

If you're at a loose end before kick-off, we have a couple of brilliant free videos to keep you entertained below.

The first is a special programme marking the news that Steven Gerrard is to return to the Academy as a coach, featuring interviews with the man himself and Academy director Alex Inglethorpe.

Secondly, a unique table tennis challenge which pits Klopp and a champion guest against Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.


The manager's message

Whether you're at Anfield or watching from home today, Klopp had a special request for fans ahead of the fixture.

"I don't care if you are in the stadium – that's good, love it – [or not]," he said. "I want to have the full energy even when you are at home, in front of the television, in front of the laptop, in front of the smartphone or whatever. If you are with us, push us."



An early kick-off demands an early weather update.

It's a clear, crisp morning in Liverpool, with temperatures currently coasting on zero degrees. That is forecast to rise to around two degrees by the time the match begins, so it's a coat and gloves day if you're heading to Anfield, in our opinion. Hat optional, as always.


A reminder of this weekend's fixtures across the league and how the table looks before the Reds and Swansea get the action underway...


Our photographers were at Melwood on Friday afternoon to take snaps of Liverpool's final preparations for the clash with Swansea. Here is a handful of our favourite shots from the session.


Team news

At Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference, we also learned that the manager is hopeful of having Nathaniel Clyne and Jordan Henderson available to face the Swans. Watch his update on the pair in the free clip below...


Joel Matip eligible for selection

It was confirmed on Friday night that the Reds defender is considered available for selection again, after sitting out the draw with Manchester United and FA Cup win at Plymouth. Click here for the full story.


Take a look at all the stats behind the two sides' Premier League seasons so far...

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Morning all

Good morning and welcome to our live matchday blog - the latest appointment in a busy run of games for Liverpool is the visit of Swansea City to Anfield today.

You can follow all of the build-up, get confirmed team news, rolling updates, reaction from the stadium and much more without having to leave this page.

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