'We got what we deserved'

23rd January 2018
First team

Lukasz Fabianski felt the Swans got the reward their performance deserved after beating Liverpool at the Liberty.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side injected further belief into their fight against relegation with a sterling display to inflict a first defeat in 19 games on the Reds.

Alfie Mawson’s 40th-minute strike proved the difference at the Liberty, with his goal moving the Swans to within three points of safety.

Fabianski, too, was in inspirational form, with the Polish keeper making a string of top saves during a tense affair in SA1.

The 32-year-old, who was today presented with the EA most saves by a goalkeeper award for the first half of the campaign, felt the Swans got what they deserved on Monday night.

“It is satisfying to keep a clean sheet against a very good team. But I think the most important thing about the game is the performance that we put in,” said Fabianski.

“Going forward, we caused them problems in the first half. When you’re in this position, you want the team to show character and that we’re fighting to get ourselves out of danger.

“You also have to make it hard for the opposition and, when you do that, you always have a chance to get something out of it and we were rewarded for the performance.”