LONDON. Adam Lallana fired Liverpool to their biggest home win of the season as the England midfielder’s brace inspired a 4-1 rout of Swansea on Monday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side scored four for the first time since March thanks to Lallana’s second half double after Alberto Moreno had put the Reds ahead in the first half at Anfield.
Jonjo Shelvey’s own goal completed the demolition of lacklustre Swansea, who had briefly threatened a revival when Gylfi Sigurdsson struck to reduce the deficit to 2-1. As a result of their goal spree, the hosts climbed above Swansea into eighth place — five points behind fourth placed Southampton in the race to qualify for the Champions League.
With one defeat in their last 10 matches in all competitions and Lallana finally showing the class that persuaded Rodgers to pay £25 million to sign him from Southampton, Liverpool head into the new year with renewed belief that they can salvage a troubled campaign. “It was a great performance against a very good side. I felt for the big part of the game we dominated,” Rodgers said.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor