30 Dec 2014

Comedic goal helps Liverpool win big

12:07 pm on 30 December 2014

Liverpool have ended their topsy-turvy 2014 on a high with a 4-1 trouncing of Swansea in the last English Premier League football game of the year.

Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club.

Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Manager Brendan Rodgers could afford a festive smile after what was his side's biggest home win of the season.

Alberto Moreno both started and finished off an excellent team move to score after 33 minutes before Lallana was gifted one of the strangest goals of the season after 51 minutes.

Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski took an age to make a clearance, then struck the ball straight at the England midfielder only for the ball to thump into Lallana and balloon into the empty net.

Within a minute Swansea responded through Gylfi Sigurdsson before Liverpool took complete command after Lallana scored a third just after the hour, and Jonjo Shelvey netted a 69th minute own goal, flicking a header past his own keeper from Jordan Henderson's corner.

The victory, only Liverpool's third in their last nine Premier League games at Anfield, pushed them into eighth place on 28 points, jumping above Swansea on goals scored and just five points off the top four.

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