Liverpool moved back to fourth position in the English Premier League following a comprehensive 5-0 win against bottom team Swansea City at the Anfield on Tuesday.
Philippe Coutinho, Alexander-Arnold Roberto Firmino (a brace) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got the goals for the home team.
Jurgen Klopp’s men dropped to fifth position in the table after Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-2 win against Southampton earlier in the day but leapfrogged the Lillywhites following the win.
It was the Reds’ first win in their last four games having failed to beat Chelsea, Everton and West Brom at Anfield in their previous fixtures with all games ending in draws.
Coutinho scored the game’s opening goal in the fifth minute on his 200th appearance for Liverpool.
Firmino took the ball away from Jordan Ayew and passed it to Mohamed Salah who played it quickly to Coutinho and the Brazilian curled his effort into the top corner.
Ayew came close to restoring parity for the visitors on nine minutes but he directed his header into the hands of Simon Mignolet.
Liverpool pressed further forward to get the second goal and Andrew Robertson nearly made it two for them in the ninth minute but he directed his shot wide after he was set up by Coutinho.
The tempo of the game went down a little afterwards as both teams struggled to create any clear cut goal scoring opportunity.
Firmino missed a glorious chance for Liverpool late in the first half. The forward took advantage of a mistake from Roque Mesa before breaking into the Swansea box, but he fired wide of the post.
Liverpool doubled their lead in the 52nd minute through Firmino who volleyed home from a Coutinho free kick.
Alexander-Arnold made it three in the 65th minute, while Firmino added the fourth in a minute later.
Chamberlain netted the fifth goal seven minutes from time.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN