By Alan Duffy
Liverpool 4-3 Swansea City – Premier League – 23rd February 2014
Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both bagged braces as Liverpool kept in the race for the title at Anfield. However, despite the Reds’ four-goal haul, their poor defensive display which saw Swansea net three goals will concern Brendan Rodgers. The home side were 2-0 up within 20 minutes courtesy of a goal each from Henderson and Sturridge before former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey and then Wilfried Bony made it 2-2. But Liverpool went ahead again before the break, after some great work from the outstanding Luis Suraez, with Sturridge heading home his second
After the break, Bony netted his second of the game after Martin Skrtel’s penchant for manhandling opponents in the box was penalised by referee Michael Jones. But with 16 minutes to go, Henderson swept home the winner from close-range. This was a vital win for Liverpool, but if they are to keep alive their title tilt, they’ll have to tighten up at the back. Swansea, on the other hand, find themselves four points above the drop-zone.