Despite giving their second worst performance of the season, Liverpool edged Swansea late in the game thanks to a James Milner penalty as a gritty performance by the Swans went in vain. Liverpool had a horrible first half and were far from their best but two horrible errors from Swansea gifted them all the three points after going a goal down in the 8th minute.
1. Liverpool Defense still not upto the mark
However good the Liverpool attack may seem, the defense is equally opposite to that. Liverpool were in trouble within 5 minutes of the game when a free header was skied away by Borja initially and later, the much anticipated goal came in from the corner. Swansea continuously troubled Liverpool with crosses and long balls in the first half and though they didn’t make the most of the chances coming their way. Borja missed two great opportunities from the header which should have found their way in the back of the net. The marking was really poor by the centre backs as time and again players were easily making runs through the defense for chance creation. Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip have to work upon a lot of things and should develop a better understanding as they may not escape yet again with such a horrible performance. Liverpool play United next and any such errors or lack of concentration will cost them a lot, especially when the opposition has got a No. 9 like Ibrahimovic.