Swansea and Liverpool played out a four-goal thriller at the Liberty Stadium on Monday evening in one of the games of the season so far.
Jonjo Shelvey put the Swans in front after two minutes against his former club with a neat finish after his first attempt was blocked by Martin Skrtel. Two minutes later he then gifted Liverpool their equaliser when his backpass was pounced upon by the inform Sturridge who slotted calmly past Michel Vorm.
Liverpool continued to press as Sturridge missed a header from point blank range after some great work from the debutant Victor Moses, who did eventually mark his debut with a goal after another sloppy Shelvey pass. The Nigerian, on loan from Chelsea, took on Swansea's defence before unleashing a low shot into the bottom corner to put Liverpool in front at the break.
Swansea improved during the second half and when Liverpool lost Philippe Coutinho through injury, the Reds struggled to make an impact on the game. Swansea's equaliser came midway through the second half with Shelvey involved once again. The England man knocked a ball down to Michu who finished well under pressure from Andre Wisdom to net his first goal of the season.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers brought on Kolo Toure to shore up Liverpool's defence and to make sure that Liverpool could hold onto a point. In the last 20 minutes Swansea were in the driving seat, as Simon Mignolet has to make saves from Jonathan De Guzman and Michu before a brilliant last ditch tackle from Mamadou Sakho prevented Michu from giving Swansea a late winner.
The point moves Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League and Rodgers' men host Southampton this Saturday at Anfield. Swansea, meanwhile, move up to 13th and travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday to face Crystal Palace.
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