Liverpool stretched their undefeated Premier League run to 11 games, after they thrashed a helpless Swansea side 5-0 at Anfield. Coutinho's sixth minute stunner was followed by a second-half blitz; with two goals from Firminio, and one each from both
Jurgen Klopp made four changes to the side that drew 3-3 to Arsenal.
Salah won the ball in midfield and sent Firminio away, the Brazilian did well initially getting past the challenges of both Mawson and Fernandez, however, he then dallied on the ball for too long and screwed his shot wide of Fabianski's goal.
Liverpool had the first real opportunity of the second-half in the 50th minute. Firminio fed Salah on the right, before the Egyptian cut onto his favoured left foot and released a low shot, but it was straight at Fabianski and the Pole made a routine stop.
Just a minute later and Jurgen Klopp's side finally extended their lead. Coutinho's free-kick from the left sailed to the back post and found the unmarked Firminio who volleyed in his first goal of the game.
63 - Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in more goals in all comps for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp than any other player (38 goals, 25 assists). Thriving. pic.twitter.com/fcuu5MixNr— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017
13 minutes later and Alexander-Arnold scored his first Premier League goal. The 19-year-old reacted first to Mawson's clearing header, running onto the ball inside the Swans' box before thundering a shot in off the crossbar.
Just a minute later and Firmino scored his second and Liverpool's fourth of the game. Salah found space inside Swansea's box and selflessly rolled the ball to an unmarked Firmino who was left with a simple finish.
Soon after and Jurgen Klopp decided to take of the instrumental pairing of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for Dominic Solanke and Adam Lallana.
The result was never really in doubt after Coutinho had curled Liverpool into the lead in the first-half. Swansea struggled to create any meaningful opportunities throughout the 90 minutes, and their defence could not deal with Liverpool's scintillating attacking play, especially after they had tired in the second-half. Jurgen Klopp will be ecstatic with both the performance and the result which lifts his side back up to fourth in the league.