Coutinho and Firmino combine as Liverpool tear Swansea apart 5-0

Coutinho and Firmino combine as Liverpool tear Swansea apart 5-0

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted to being disappointed in his own performance despite scoring for Liverpool in a 5-0 rout of Swansea City at Anfield on Boxing Day.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is not interested in the individual goal tallies of his attacking players because they will all get opportunities to find the net.

It sparked the Reds back into action, but the biggest chance to extend their lead was spurned right on 45 minutes-Firmino firing wide when clear on goal after Salah's through-pass.

Moments later another quick transition saw Salah freed in the box and he rolled it across for Firmino to tap home a no-look finish for 4-0.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then put the gloss on the performance by scoring Liverpool's sixth eight minutes from time.

The Welsh club, who handed striker Oli McBurnie his full Premier League debut, have averaged just two shots on target per match this season but had achieved that by the 20th minute on Merseyside.

"I could not say how many goals he has scored this season because I feel he is always involved". Wayne Routledge crossed for Ayew but his header had no power and was saved down low by Simon Mignolet.

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Since 2009-10, Swansea have averaged less shots than any side through 19 games (8.5 per game), and less shots on target than any other side (2.0 per game).

Having fired Paul Clement a week ago, managerless Swansea remained on the bottom of the table. There are points Liverpool should not have won but we did get them.

Swansea had a good spell of possession but Liverpool never looked anxious defensively, and equally the home side were creating chances with Emre Can, Firminoand Salah at the other end.

However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross.

The tireless Firmino dispossessed Jordan Ayew in midfield and rolled the ball into the path of Mohamed Salah who in turn fed Coutinho just outside the penalty area. "At the end he scored two goals so that's nice, very nice".

Congratulations @trentaa98 and @Alex_OxChambo on your first Anfield goals!

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