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Summary

  1. Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online
  2. Coutinho whips in opening goal, followed by Firmino double & Alexander-Arnold strike
  3. Oxlade-Chamberlain adds fifth
  4. Leon Britton in charge of Swansea

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Match of the Day

Here's the running order for Match of the Day, which you can watch at 22:45 GMT tonight on BBC One.

Tottenham v Southampton, Bournemouth v West Ham, Liverpool v Swansea, Manchester United v Burnley, Watford v Leicester, Chelsea v Brighton, Huddersfield v Stoke, West Brom v Everton.

I am back on Wednesday for Newcastle v Manchester City.

Until then.

Getting cut adrift?

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Swansea City

Swansea caretaker Leon Britton to BBC MOTD: "I’m sure there’ll be some fresh faces to come in, but it’s down to this group of players to get out of it.

"If we perform like we did in the second half, it will be a long second half of the season. We need a new manager and some new faces to lift the place. It worked last year. But we need to make sure we don't get cut adrift."

'Unacceptable'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Swansea City

Swansea caretaker boss Leon Britton on BBC Radio 5 live: "After we conceded the second goal we made so many mistakes, it's unacceptable. It's difficult when the game is going like that but you have to face up to it and take responsibility. I'm part of it, of course it's the players out on the pitch.

"The second-half hurts a lot more, when I see that second-half performance it hurts an awful lot. It's difficult seeing it after being at the club for so long. After the second goal the heads went down but you are still professional. You have to keep going. You have to give everything you've got."

Any update on the next manager: "I've not heard nothing, I've got no update. It's just me until I'm told anything different."

Is that an order?

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to BBC MOTD on Trent Alexander-Arnold: “It’s fantastic. His mother told me last week that on Boxing Day the whole part of the family from America would be there. I asked 'is that an order for him to be in the line-up?' *Klopp shrugs his shoulders and laughs*

"First half, like the whole team he could have done better but he was fantastic and scored a good goal. Good news for the family Alexander-Arnold."

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Rather Liverpool win 5 games 1-0 rather than a 5-0 followed by 4 draws which is what seems to happen.

Steve, Ipswich

'Liverpool were sparkling in the final third'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

Liverpool again played pretty well in the first half. Swansea worked hard but Liverpool stepped up in the second half and were fabulous going forward. There were sparkling in the final third when they were attacking and could have had more goals.

It sums it up for Swansea that they had one chance and it was with the last touch of the game. Nothing went right for Swansea and they are in big, big trouble.

This Swansea team are not going to stay up unless they acquire players in January. Liverpool, on the other hand, look like they can score against anyone.

'A joy to watch' - Klopp

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Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on BBC Radio 5 live: "After 55 minutes it was brilliant, before that it was work. It was not easy. The last half an hour was fantastic, a joy to watch, a very deserved win.

On making progress: "I know that people are often not patient enough as it's all about results. It's possible from outside to think it's not quick enough, we feel really good in this moment. Five minutes in the Arsenal game was not good but the performance was good. We drew. For tonight, we feel really good."

On Adam Lallana getting some action: "Good to have him back. He needs time and he's not the most patient person. We tried to give him as many minutes as possible. We want him around and in the team."

Free scoring Reds

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Only Paris St-Germain (89) and Manchester City (77) have scored more goals in the big five European leagues this season (all competitions) than Liverpool (75).

'Dream come true'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Liverpool

Liverpool goalscorer Trent Alexander-Arnold to Sky Sports: "It's a dream come true to score at Anfield, especially to win. I’ve scored two goals away from home but it's good to get one at Anfield, especially at the Kop. I had a few family members here."

On what Jurgen Klopp said to him at full-time:

"He was really happy with the goal. I got an elbow to the face at one point and he said I had to get back up unless I had a broken nose.

"The performance could have been better, especially in the first half."

Ox 'disappointed'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Liverpool

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was not happy with his performance, despite his goal and the big win.

He told Sky Sports: "I was a bit disappointed with myself today, although I’m happy to score. When the chance came at the end I was happy to put it away.

"In the first half we did OK and we stepped it up in the second half.

"I just want more out of myself. I could have done better with my end product a few times. Overall it could have been better.

"I just want to keep pushing myself on to do better. It’s important for me [to score]. Today it [the goal] wasn’t so crucial as we were leading by a few but I need to keep doing that. There were some great goals today. We defended well overall."

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Sule Sadiq: This Swansea downfall all started when they disgracefully sacked Laudrup so I have no sympathy for them. Serves them right.

Alex Booth: Based on this performance I simply can't see Swansea staying up. Disorganised at the back and clueless up front

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A five star performance for Liverpool sees them blow away the Premier League's bottom side Swansea.

GREAT SAVE!

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Swansea have a chance deep in injury-time, but Tammy Abraham's looping header is acrobatically pushed over the crossbar by Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Roberto Firmino wrapped up - literally - on the Liverpool bench.

Cold out, Bobby?

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

It was not worth the wait.

Philippe Coutinho's free-kick hits the wall.

No sixth goal for Liverpool.

'A different level'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

The Liverpool fans have enjoyed it and have been impressed by their team. Liverpool have really come at a different level.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates with team-mate Mohamed Salah.
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Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Could get worse for the visitors, Liverpool have a free-kick on the edge of the box.

Guess who is over it...

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Hope the referee does not add any time on, for Swansea's sake.

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Adam Lallana has found the Kop more often than the back of the net this season.

Another long range strike from the Liverpool man, over the crossbar.

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Boris (19.09): the reason for resting Mane is because Klopp knows he can't win the PL, but he has a chance in the Champions League. He needs to give some key players a rest.

From Mark in Abingdon

CLOSE!

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

There was the chance for Dominic Solanke to grab his first Liverpool goal, but it is not happening.

The former Chelsea man is picked out in the six yard box by James Milner, but the striker's shot is parried out by Lukasz Fabianski.

Solanke then has another chance, meeting Philippe Coutinho's pass flush on the volley, but it arrows inches wide.

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Brackets time soon, if Swansea are not careful.

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KoloKK: The Swansea dream is over. They won't survive this one.

CLOSE!

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Nearly hit for six.

Liverpool getting in behind at will, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a drilled shot from 18 yards out, but it is blocked by Martin Olsson coming across.

Five to go.

'That was coming'

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

That was coming for the last minute or two with Liverpool attacking left and right. It was still not an easy chance for Oxlade-Chamberlain and he just crashed it into the top corner.

Jurgen Klopp
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GOAL - Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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The fab five.

You can see why Swansea are bottom of the table, they are absolutely woeful at the back.

Not one, not two, not three, but the visitors have FOUR chances to clear the ball inside their own box.

They can't, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain nips in and caresses a finish into the far corner.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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CLOSE!

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

A clean sheet and first Liverpool goal for Dominic Solanke would top this off nicely for the Reds.

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Has Klopp fallen out with Mane? Cos I’d play him every game and you could double that score! No brainer for me

Boris

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Liverpool playing this game out. Ref needs to call it already. Swansea don't want the ball.

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Shamoon, looks like a comfortable win for Liverpool now so do you want to head home early to catch Eastenders? We can chat amongst ourselves from here.

Mark, Stockport

Haha. If you don't hear from me for the final 10 minutes, you know where I am.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Not Fer, not Fer at all.

Dutchman Leroy off, Portuguese Renato Sanches on for Swansea.

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Adam Lallana still a bit rusty it seems.

The Liverpool man with a brilliant Cruyff-turn to get away from Federico Fernandez, but then plants a cross into the Kop.

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To make this fairer Swansea should be awarded a goal each time they get out of their own half. They’ll still lose.

Marc, Liverpool
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SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

James Milner on for Andrew Robertson, Liverpool's final change.

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Four goals up and still not satisfied.

Every Liverpool player still chasing the ball as though it is the first minute.

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Lim: Liverpool should press for more... get more goals, up the goal difference, follow the lead of Man City.

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Trent Alexander-Arnold (19 years, 2 months, 19 days) is the second youngest defender to score for Liverpool in the Premier League after Jamie Carragher (18 years, 11 months, 21 days).

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Damage limitation job for Swansea now.

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'Bobby' Firmino is the undoubted unsung hero for Liverpool. Superb vision, cool head and totally selfless. Drop him at our peril!

Steve, London

Going for the jugular

Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

If Swansea are not careful with those two goals and Liverpool fancy it, it could be dangerous. Liverpool have known when to go for the jugular and killed the game off.