Liverpool outclass Swansea 5-0
Manchester City have set such a staggering pace in the first half of the season that the Premier League title race looked all but over before the Turkey had even been carved, but the battle for UEFA Champions League places still has some way to go.
On Boxing Day Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool underlined their ambition to do exactly that with yet another emphatic EPL victory, this time a 5-0 hammering of struggling Swansea City. It was the fourth time this season that Liverpool have scored 5+ goals in a match in all competitions: a total matched only by Pep Guardiola's champions-elect.
Moreover, they are now unbeaten in their last 11 PL outings and have tasted defat just twice this season — fewer than every other member of the Big Six aside from City.
The win took them to fourth, and moved them to within five of second-placed United. The win was secured without even a goal from their top scorer, Mo Salah, with the Egypt international instead turning provider to lay on two goals for his teammates.agencies