PAST MEETINGS: Liverpool v Swans

20th January 2017

With the Swans heading to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you some a classic League Cup tie along with two tight Premier League meetings.

Liverpool 1-3 Swansea





League Cup - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It proved a horror show for Liverpool on Halloween as the Swans claimed a historic victory at Anfield to dump the holders out of the Capital One Cup.

The Swans created history as they reached the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time, with goals from Chico Flores, Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman writing a new chapter in the club's history's books.
With Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen facing their former employers for the first time, the Reds were given a major scare when Chico headed home de Guzman's corner to score his first goal for the club and put the Swans ahead at the break.
Dyer tapped home to double the lead thanks to a fine pass from Pablo Hernandez following a superb counter attack, but when sub Luis Suarez pulled one back shortly after it made for a tense finish.
But the Swans held on, and went one better as Michu squared for de Guzman to end the contest with his first ever Swans goal.
It was a thoroughly deserved win for Michael Laudrup and co, with the Swans booking a home quarter-final tie with Championship side Middlesbrough.
The cup campaign would end in glory for the Swans, who went on to lift their first major piece of silverware in the club's 100-year history.


Liverpool: Brad Jones, Jack Robinson, Sebastian Coates, Jamie Carragher (capt), Jordan Henderson, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Allen, Joe Cole (Steven Gerrard, ht), Oussama Assaidi (Raheem Sterling, 65), Samed Yesil (Luis Suarez, ht), Stuart Downing.
Subs: Danny Ward, Suso, Martin Skrtel, Andre Wisdom.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Chico Flores (Garry Monk, 58), Ashley Williams (capt), Dwight Tiendalli, Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Ki Sung-Yueng, Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez (Wayne Routledge, 76), Michu.
Subs: David Cornell, Ben Davies, Kemy Agustien, Itay Shechter, Danny Graham.

Attendance: 37,521



Liverpool 0-0 Swansea
Premier League - Saturday, November 5, 2011
A late wonder save from goalkeeper Michel Vorm earned Swansea a memorable point at Anfield.
The Dutchman tipped over Glen Johnson's 20-yard shot in a thrilling goalless draw but Andy Carroll should have given Liverpool an early lead at Anfield.
Carroll hit the Swansea bar but the visitors may have won it when Mark Gower squandered a great late chance.
Such was the performance of Brendan Rodgers' side, they left the field to a standing ovation from the Anfield crowd.
Liverpool: Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Henderson (Dirk Kuyt, 45), Stewart Downing, Lucas, Charlie Adam, Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll (Craig Bellamy, 74).
Subs: Doni, Sebastian Coates, Jay Spearing, Martin Kelly, Maxi Rodriguez     
Swans: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Mark Gower (Kemy Agustien, 90), Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge (Scott Sinclair, 74), Danny Graham.

Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Leroy Lita, Vangelis Moras, Jazz Richards, Luke Moore.

Attendance: 45,013


Liverpool 4-3 Swansea







Premier League - Sunday, February 23, 2014
This was a game that will live long in the memory of both sets of supporters.
A sure pick for any classic Barclays Premier League DVD, the Swans were unfortunately edged out by the odd strike in a seven-goal thriller.
But they certainly played their part as Garry Monk's side showed character, desire and flair at Anfield in a breathtaking display.
The hosts had raced ahead after just three minutes through Daniel Sturridge after the England international rounded Michel Vorm and fired home.
And when Jordan Henderson doubled the lead after 20 minutes, it looked like a painful afternoon lay ahead for the visitors.
But two goals within four minutes had Monk's side on level terms.
First, in front of the the Kop, Jonjo Shelvey curled a sublime effort past Simon Mignolet via the crossbar - a strike which had the whole of Anfield up on its feet applauding - and then Wilfried Bony's header deflected off Martin Skrtel soon after.
But the Reds were ahead at the break as Sturridge nodded home Luis Suarez's cross in a frenetic first-half.
There was never any danger of the pace dropping, and just 70 seconds into the second half the Swans were awarded a penalty as Bony went down under Skrtel's challenge.
The Ivorian stepped up and fired into the bottom corner for his 19th goal of the season to send the back on level terms.
Both sides pushed hard for the winner, and Liverpool eventually got it as Henderson tapped home after Vorm had done miraculously well to deny Suarez.
Defeat left the Swans on 28 points from 27 games, with their next fixture a Europa League decider in Napoli.

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet, Glen Johnson, John Flanagan, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger (Kolo Toure, 63), Steven Gerrard (capt), Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling (Joe Allen, 58), Philippe Coutinho (Victor Moses, 79), Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge.
Subs: Brad Jones, Joao Teixeira, Iago Aspas, Aly Cissokho.

Swans: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman (Pablo Hernandez, 73), Jonjo Shelvey (Jose Canas, ht), Nathan Dyer (David Ngog, 78), Wayne Routledge, Wilfried Bony.
Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Dwight Tiendalli, Marvin Emnes.

Attendance: 44,731