Finally, flashes of last season’s Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made four changes to his starting lineup, and it paid off as his men swept aside Swansea City 4–1 at Anfield.
It was a reminder of how Liverpool almost took home the title last season, with the Reds attacking with flair and outrunning the Swans.
Spanish defender Alberto Moreno opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, running from deep in his own half into Swansea’s penalty box to convert a Jordon Henderson cross into a goal.
Swansea mistakes, three points Liverpool will take
Adam Lallana scored the first of his two goals in the 51st minute when Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski attempted to clear the ball, but hit Lallana instead and let it rebound into the unguarded net.
There was some hope for Swansea a minute later as Gylfi Sigurdsson put the ball into the back of the Red’s goal after a mistake by Mamadou Sakho.
Man-of-the-night Lallana beat two Swansea players, running down the center to score his second goal in the 61st minute in style.
Unfortunately for Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey, his own goal in the 69th minute secured the win for the Reds.