BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Liverpool

30th September

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool
Premier League - Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Jack Army dressed up as Elvis - as requested by boss Brendan Rodgers - as the Swans ended their debut season in the Premier League on a high.
Pre-season predictions suggesting there was more chance of seeing Elvis than the Swans retaining their top-flight status were rubbished, with Rodgers' side finishing in 11th - 11 points clear of the drop.#
Danny Graham scored the 100th goal of his career as the Swans supporters were in fine voice on a luxurious day at the Liberty.
Gylfi Sigurdsson twice went close to giving the hosts the lead in the first half while, in the second, Michel Vorm did well to deny Andy Carroll's overhead kick.
Graham was the match winner with four minutes remaining when he was on hand to slot home from close range, following some good work from Angel Rangel and Scott Sinclair down the right flank.
It proved to be the final straw for Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, who was sacked three days later following an eighth-place finish and was later replaced at Anfield by Brendan Rodgers.

SWANS: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Dyer (Routledge, 79), Britton, Sigurdsson (Gower, 88), Allen, Sinclair, Graham.

Doni, Kelly, Carragher, Agger, Johnson, Maxi (Kuyt, 73), Shelvey, Henderson, Downing (Bellamy, 60), Suarez, Carroll.


Swans 3-1 Liverpool
Premier League - Sunday, May 1, 2016

A brace from Andre Ayew and a stunning Jack Cork strike saw Swansea City secure their Premier League status for another season with a deserved victory over ten-man Liverpool.
Ayew put the Swans ahead as he headed home a corner from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork doubled the lead with a superb curling effort for his first goal of the campaign.
Liverpool halved the deficit midway through the second half through Christian Benteke's goal, but Ayew made sure of the points with his second of the game just two minutes later.
The visitors, meanwhile, finished the game with a man less as Brad Smith was sent off for two bookable offences.
The victory means Swansea are guaranteed to be in the Premier League next season as Francesco Guidolin's side moved up to 13th in the table.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Leon Britton (Jay Fulton, 90), Jack Cork, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero (Kyle Naughton, 72), Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew.
SUBS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Federico Fernandez, Ki Sung-Yueng, Modou Barrow, Bafe Gomis.

LIVERPOOL: Danny Ward, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho (Christian Benteke, ht), Daniel Sturridge, Jordon Ibe (Cameron Brannagan, 80), Kevin Stewart, Martin Skrtel (capt), Brad Smith, Sheyi Ojo, Pedro Chirivella (Lucas Leiva, ht).
SUBS: Simon Mignolet, Adam Lallana, Joao Teixeira.


Swansea 2-2 Liverpool
Premier League - Monday, September 16, 2013

Jonjo Shelvey had a hand in all four goals as the two sides played out an entertaining draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Shelvey opened the scoring against his former club inside the opening 90 seconds, before a poor backpass allowed Daniel Sturridge to equalise two minutes later.
Another stray pass from the central midfielder went straight to Victor Moses, who bared down on goal and drilled past the flat-footed Michel Vorm to put the visitors in front before half-time.
However, Shelvey's night turned a full circle after the break when he raced onto a neatly lofted pass to cushion into the path of Michu, who swept home first time to ensure the Swans earned a share of the spoils.

SWANS: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Dyer (De Guzman, 46), Britton, Shelvey, Routledge, Bony (Pozuelo, 66), Michu.

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Wisdom (Toure, 69), Skrtel, Sakho, Enrique, Moses (Sterling, 81), Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Coutinho (Aspas, 55), Sturridge.