LIVERPOOL – Adam Lallana netted twice as Liverpool founds its scoring form to beat Swansea 4-1 Monday for its biggest Premier League home victory of the season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson replied for Swansea just a minute later, but Lallana restored the two-goal cushion by going around two defenders and slotting a low shot inside the far post in the 61st.
Jonjo Shelvey headed in an own goal in the 69th, giving Liverpool four goals in a game for the first time this season. Brendan Rodgers’ team had scored just nine goals in as many home Premier League matches this season as they struggled to replace Luis Suarez and the injured Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool climbed above Swansea into eighth, with both on 28 points five outside the top four Champions League spots. And Rodgers may have found an effective system going into the new year, as he once again played without a recognized striker.
Lallana partnered Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho in a front free, with Mario Balotelli again on the bench. Captain Steven Gerrard was also rested, but Liverpool constantly looked a threat going forward.
“It’s something we’ve been searching for all season,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, we’ve lost some players, and I’m getting to find out about players. … We put a lot of work into finding a way that will allow us to get that creativity back.”
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