Liverpool have not lived up to expectations this year.
Jurgen Klopp's side have not lost a Premier League game since the end of October, but their defensive frailties have often been their undoing this season.
That was made even more apparent in their last outing against Arsenal, where after going 2-0 up, they conceded three goals in the space of just five minutes on route to an entertaining 3-3 draw.
Given that disappointment, Liverpool welcomed Swansea to Anfield on Boxing Day needing a victory to maintain their spot in the top four.
And they did just that as they thrashed the league's bottom club.
Philippe Coutinho opened up the scoring in the 6th minute, before goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, plus a brace from Roberto Firmino, gave the home side a convincing 5-0 victory.
ROBERTO FIRMINO DID SOMETHING CHEEKY FOR HIS SECOND GOAL
It was an extremely enjoyable day for Liverpool fans, who were thoroughly entertained throughout as their team dismantled a poor Swansea side.
Although Coutinho's opener was easily the most spectacular of the day, Firmino's second goal also got Liverpool fans talking.
Having just gone 3-0 up, Liverpool would increase their advantage just one minute later as the Brazilian tapped home.
But Liverpool fans have noticed something very cheeky as he rolled in Mohamed Salah's across goal.
Instead of simply tapping the ball into the empty net, Firmino executed a 'no look' finish, much to the delight of fans of the five time European Cup winners.
SWANSEA CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE
Whereas it was a perfect day for Liverpool, Swansea were made to endure an absolute nightmare at Anfield.
Their team looked completely out of sorts, and they remain bottom of the table following another morale sapping victory.
The Welsh outfit side are now five points from safety at the bottom of the table, having accumulated just 13 points off their opening 20 games.
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