Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool thrashed Swansea City 5-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday.
With this Liverpool climbed to the fourth spot in the Premier League table with a comfortable 5-0 victory over rock-bottom Swansea City on Tuesday.
Tottenham’s 5-2 win against Southampton earlier in the day pushed Jurgen Klopp’s men down to fifth position.
The hosts found it difficult to find their stride at Anfield, but Swansea never really looked capable of repeating their 3-2 heroics which they had achieved last season.
Philippe Coutinho’s stunner gave the hosts the early lead, before Roberto Firmino, who came up with 2 goals in the 52nd & 66 minute to give them the advantage.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his first Premier League goal in front of the Kop to put the match beyond Swansea and Firmino’s second made it 4-0 soon after.
Alex Oxlade-Chambelain added further with his maiden home strike for Liverpool.
The result means Liverpool are a point ahead of Spurs, while Swansea city who are still under the charge of new coach Leon Britton following the sacking of Paul Clement last week remain at the foot of the table and five points from safety.
Jordan Ayew conceded possession to Firmino and, after the ball had been spread wide to Mohamed Salah, Coutinho stepped up to curl a magnificent finish beyond Lukasz Fabianski.
Liverpool were comfortable but needed a second goal to put the match beyond their visitors and, after Salah had an attempt saved by Fabianski, Firmino latched on to a Coutinho free-kick over the top to volley beyond the Poland international.
Alexander-Arnold’s goal arrived when he charged into the Swansea box, latched on to an Alfie Mawson clearance and rifled a shot of the underside of the crossbar.
Firmino made it 4-0 a minute later Leroy Fer’s poor pass was seized upon by Salah, who squared for his Brazilian colleague to tap home.