Liverpool's comical defending against Swansea has left their fans fuming

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Liverpool are battling to end their season on a high, and after a disappointing night in mid-week in the Europa League against VIllarreal, Jurgen Klopp's side look to be heading to defeat again against Swansea.

Following on from that late 1-0 defeat in Spain, the Reds were forced to take an early kick-off in Wales, and they certainly looked slugglish from the start as the home side raced into a quick lead.

Andre Ayew bagged the first goal of the match with just 20 minutes gone, and then Jack Cork grabbed his first goal of the season just 13 minutes later to give Swansea a 2-0 lead at the break.

There was a small glimmer of hope for the visitors when Christian Benteke cut the gap to one with the 50th Premier League goal of his career. The Belgian nodded home superbly from a corner having been left to wander free by his marker, Gylfi Sigurddson - you can check it out below.

Liverpool's hopes of getting something out of the game lasted all of two minutes however, when Ayew bagged his second of match to effectively end the contest.

Understandably, there were plenty of Liverpool fans who were frustrated with their team's showing, which comes just weeks after their incredible win against Borussia Dortmund and 4-0 thrashing of local rivals Everton.

There was one example of "Sunday League" defending from Liverpool, which you can watch below, that seemed to irritate the fans the most after it led to Ayew scoring. 

The Reds have a game in hand over most of their rivals and could have conceivably made up some serious ground on Manchester United, who take on league leaders Leicester this afternoon.

However the defeat has rendered their final league games of the season utterly meaningless - and heaps extra pressure on them to turn it around in the second leg of their tie against Villarreal next week.

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