Braces from England international duo Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure all three points against Swansea City in a thrilling game at Anfield yesterday afternoon.
The Reds were 2-0 up inside twenty minutes after first Sturridge, then Henderson scored before former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side half way through the first half.
Wilfried Bony then drew the Swans level on twenty-seven minutes, only for Sturridge to restore the hosts lead before the break.
Bony once again put the visitors on level terms after converting a spot kick just two minutes into the second half after the Ivorian was fouled inside the area by Martin Skrtel, but Henderson secured the victory sixteen minutes from time, firing in from close range after his initial shot was saved by Michel Vorm.
Liverpool remain in fourth place, four points behind leaders Chelsea, who beat Everton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s early kick-off, while second place Arsenal and third place Manchester City also secured home victories against Sunderland and Stoke City respectively.
The Reds now have a six point lead over fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who were beaten at Norwich City yesterday afternoon, and will have the chance extend that gap when they take on Southampton on Saturday.