Liverpool boss Klopp holding talks with Mignolet over form and focus

Liverpool boss Klopp holding talks with Mignolet over form and focus

Just as in the first half though, Liverpool found the net soon after kick-off.

But the nerves were eased when Roberto Firmino struck in the 52nd minute, while Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 3-0 in the 65th minute and Firmino clocked up Liverpool's fourth in the 66th.

It sparked the Reds back into action, but the biggest chance to extend their lead was spurned right on 45 minutes-Firmino firing wide when clear on goal after Salah's through-pass. After the game, you look and it's 5-0 and you think: 'Wow, 5-0.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then put the gloss on the performance by scoring Liverpool's sixth eight minutes from time.

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Swansea's response should have been immediate, but Jordan Ayew headed straight at Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Swansea's defence hasn't been the source of their problems this year, and in fact only conceded three more than today's opponents prior to kickoff, but it didn't take long to see that this game was going to be one-way traffic and that the Swans would struggle.

Having fired Paul Clement a week ago, managerless Swansea remained on the bottom of the table.

Liverpool quickly got into their stride to dominate possession, starting in a 4-3-3 shape but quickly seeking to free Mohamed Salah central at every opportunity.

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Alexander-Arnold's milestone goal arrived when he charged into the Swansea box, latched on to an Alfie Mawson clearance and rifled a shot of the underside of the crossbar. I could have done better with my end product a few times.

Captain for the day, Philippe Coutinho scored the only goal of the first half.

However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross.

Firmino has been in top form for Liverpool FC this season and has now scored nine goals in the Premier League for Klopp's men so far. Paul Clement subsequently lost his job, and with the side rooted to the bottom of the table, getting anything from this second trip to Liverpool in just over a week would prove hard. But after the second goal, the confidence completely went.

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Salah is now the first player this season to have been involved in 20 league goals this season, with his fifth assist of the term.

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