Swansea stun Liverpool 3-2 in EPL

Liverpool, Jan 21 (IANS) Lowly Swansea stunned hosts Liverpool at the Anfield Road Stadium with a 3-2 win on Saturday in the 22nd round of the English Premier League football competition.

After a goalless first half, Spanish forward Fernando Llorente opened the scoring for Swansea after three minutes in the second half. He then scored the second goal just five minutes later, reports Efe.

Brazil attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino drew level by scoring a goal for Liverpool in the 55th minute and an equaliser 14 minutes later.

Swansea insisted on pressing for a victory and lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League standings as Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner in the 74th minute.

After succumbing to a 0-4 defeat by Arsenal last week, Swansea coach Paul Clement praised his squad but acknowledged that “it would be naive” to ignore the possibility of relegation from the Premier League at the end of this season.

With this victory, Swansea moved up to the 17th position with 18 points. Liverpool remained provisionally in third place with 45 points.

–IANS

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