Past Meetings: Liverpool v Swans

25th December 2017
First team

​​​​​​​As the Swans get set to face Liverpool at Anfield on Boxing Day, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here, we recall past meetings from the Premier League and the Capital One Cup.


Liverpool 2 Swans 3

Premier League – Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Swans lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table and dented Liverpool’s title hopes as they claimed a first ever league win at Anfield.

Fernando Llorente struck twice in four minutes to give the Swans a 2-0 lead early in the second half, before Roberto Firmino reduced the deficit.

Firmino netted his second of the match in the 69th minute to level for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

But Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from close range with 16 minutes left to give the Swans a famous win.

The Swans finished the 2016-17 season in 15th position in the Premier League on 41 points.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson (Angel Rangel 79), Leroy Fer (Jay Fulton 90+4), Jack Cork, Andy Carroll, Wayne Routledge, Fernando Llorente (Borja Baston 85), Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Subs not used: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Nathan Dyer, Oli McBurnie.


Liverpool 1 Swans 3

Capital One Cup – Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Swans produced a majestic performance at Anfield to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Liverpool, the holders, were outplayed by Michael Laudrup’s Swans and deservedly trailed at the break courtesy of Chico Flores’s powerful header.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers responded in the second-half by throwing on Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling as substitutes, but it was the Swans who netted again as Nathan Dyer struck with 20 minutes remaining.

Suarez glanced in Gerrard’s free-kick just four minutes later to reduce the deficit, but Jonathan de Guzman secured the famous victory with a third goal for the Swans in injury time.

The Swans went on to win the Capital One Cup in the 2012-13 season following victories over Middlesbrough and Chelsea on the road to Wembley and a 5-0 win over Bradford at Wembley in February 2013.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Chico Flores (Garry Monk 58), Ashley Williams, Dwight Tiendalli, Jazz Richards, Leon Britton, Pablo Hernandez (Wayne Routledge 75), Nathan Dyer, Jonathan de Guzman, Ki Sung-Yueng, Michu.

Subs not used: David Cornell, Ben Davies, Kemy Agustien, Danny Graham, Itay Shechter.


Liverpool 0 Swans 0

Premier League – Saturday, November 5, 2011

A late wonder save from goalkeeper Michel Vorm earned the Swans a memorable point at Anfield in the Swans’ first season in the Premier League.

The Dutchman tipped over Glen Johnson’s 20-yard strike in a thrilling goalless draw.

Andy Carroll should have given Kenny Dalglish’s side an early lead at Anfield but he hit the Swansea bar, but the visitors saw a chance to win the game slip through their hands when Mark Gower shot too high.

At full time, Rodgers's Swans were clapped off the pitch by the home fans having played some impressive possession football.

The Swans finished their maiden Premier League season in 11th position on 47 points.

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 not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Vangelis Moras, Leroy Lita, Luke Moore.