Swansea City produced one of the shocks of the current English Premier League (EPL) season after they defeated Liverpool 3-2 at home thus ending the Reds’ 17-match unbeaten run.
After a goalless first half, Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored two quickfire goals to give Swansea City a 2-0 lead before Roberto Firmino halved the deficit for Liverpool with all the first three goals coming within the space of seven minutes.
Brazilian star Firmino thereafter levelled proceedings for his team midway into the second but it was Swansea City who had the last laugh with Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson getting the winner for Paul Clement’s side.
Liverpool suffered their first home EPL defeat in over a year as Swansea City claimed at Anfield. The Reds fought back, with Roberto Firmino heading in before producing a marvellous finish on his left foot to seemingly set up a grandstand finale for Jürgen Klopp’s team.
But the points instead went to the Swans, as they poached another goal on the counter through Gylfi Sigurdsson to boost their hopes of Premier League survival.
The win takes Swansea City, who were formerly rooted to the foot of the table, out of the bottom three into 17th position with 18 points while Liverpool stay third with 45 points.