It’s not even 3pm and already the weekend’s Premier League action has been incredibly dramatic.
Paul Clement has picked up his first points as Swansea manager with an incredible 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield. It’s a win that lifts them off the foot of the table and into 17th place ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
For Liverpool it’s a hugely damaging blow to their title hopes and Chelsea now have the chance to move 10 points clear of the Reds against Hull at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
It was Fernando Llorente who put Klopp’s side to the sword, scoring two goals in quick succession at the start of the second half. Liverpool rallied and Roberto Firmino’s double was enough to claw their way back into the match, battering Swansea with possession and chances.
Despite facing significant pressure, the Swans went on to win thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson strike and can travel back to Wales with their heads held high, hopeful for the future under Clement.
Liverpool tried everything to find a vital equaliser but their visitors showed incredible spirit to hold on. It’s the first ever Swansea league win against the Reds away from home.
As you’d expect, a game with as many twists and turns provoked quite the reaction on Twitter, with fans from all clubs taking to the platform to share their thoughts on the action…
Llorente is such an amazing player in the air, what a beast. Would bring a completely difference dynamic to any team he plays for.
— ChelsFinest (@ChelsFinest) January 21, 2017
FERNANDO LLORENTE! Incredible ball in from Carroll too btw, but WHAT A HEADER! He's still such a great finisher in the air… pic.twitter.com/XYqgdUVzTo
— Joe Thomlinson (@joethomlinson) January 21, 2017
This is what happens when you put crosses in to Llorente, what a header!!!! Incredible cross by Carroll???? #LIVSWA
— AllThingsFootball (@TheFinalWhistl3) January 21, 2017
OH WOW! Liverpool 2-3 Swansea.
Madness. Swans back ahead – Sigurdsson scores!
First half: ????
Second half: ???? pic.twitter.com/q2YIWhHBhQ
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) January 21, 2017
Our defence terrible in 2nd. Klavan gifted that 3rd goal with a pathetic tackle straight to sigurdsson for a 1on1. Need Matip back asap
— Jack (@JackoMessi10) January 21, 2017
There were Liverpool fans who told me Klavan wasn't as bad as I had presumed he was. Apparently Klavan disagrees with those sentiments
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) January 21, 2017
Swansea have scored 3. Only positives can be taken out of this. Amazing performance.
— ㅤ (@_scresser) January 21, 2017
So many liverpool players having a poor game. Soul destroying
— Tomsk (@Shut_Yer_Bake) January 21, 2017