League Cup holders Liverpool were sent out of the competition at the hands of Brendan Rodgers former side last night, as Swansea ran out 3-1 winners at Anfield.
It was a Halloween horror show to forget for the Reds, and the story began with a goal conceded from a corner shortly after the half hour mark. Chico managed to outmanoeuvre Sebastian Coates to head home from a Nathan Dyer cross.
With Liverpool looking lacklustre Rodgers was left with little other option than to bring on the big guns at half-time, and Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard almost combined to equalise within seconds of crossing the threshold. The Uruguayan headed wide, though, and Stewart Downing could not score the follow up.
Liverpool’s endeavours were to backfire when Nathan Dyer scored on the counter-attack, before Suarez scored to make it 2-1. As the home side continued to press, though, gaps inevitable began to form in defence, allowing Jonathan de Guzman to kill the game off in stoppage time.
50.1% – Swansea won the passing…just.
7 – Both sides had an equal amount of shots on target.
“It almost took us to go two goals down before we really kicked into gear,
“It’s a shame – I think if there were a few minutes left at the end, it looked like we probably would have gone on to get that second goal and force extra time.
“But time ran out and we had a few chances which we couldn’t unfortunately put away.” – Joe Allen.
Considering the side that finished this fixture, we should certainly have done better here. The goals conceded were definitely preventable, and we also had chances of our own which we were guilty of not taking. Not good. Not good at all.
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