Liverpool managed to hold off a spirited Swansea fight back as they managed to hold on for a 4-3 win that saw them keep pace with the top 3 sides in the Premier League. Here are three things we learned from the game.
1. Defense will cause sleepless nights for Rodgers
Let’s face it- defense isn’t the strongest suit of this Liverpool side. For all the attractive forward play, there is almost a sense of inevitable when it comes to the opponents scoring. Yet again, they conceded goals from shoddy defending as they left Wilfred Bony unmarked for their second goal. Martin Skrtel conceded a penalty for dragging down Bony from a corner- an offence that the big Slovakian has gotten away with far too often this season.
In midfield, Liverpool continue to miss the presence of Lucas Leiva in the holding role. For all the passing ability that Steven Gerrard possesses, he is caught ball-watching far too often to track midfield runners and that has been hurting Liverpool the most. In the first half, Jonjo Shelvey ran past him on far too many occasions and one such run resulted in him finding space on the edge of the box to score a sublime goal.