A James Milner penalty in the 85th minute rescued a victory for Liverpool as they narrowly beat Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.
Roberto Firmino got Liverpool back in the game when he headed in an equalsier early in the second half after Leroy Fer has put the Swans a goal up.
Milner was ice cold from the spot as he rifled in the winner to condemn Swansea to a second defeat in a row at home and send Liverpool second in the table.
Liverpool went behind to an early goal from Swansea when Fer added his fourth goal of the season when he poked in from close ranger after Borja Baston headed the ball back across goal.
The Reds were all at sea when the ball came in from a corner and Borja made up for a shocking previous miss by helping put the home side in front.
Swansea have lost four of their last five league outings, but showed no lack of confidence as they continued to run riot against a shaky Liverpool back four that seemed to panic at the sight of a set-piece or high ball.
After redeeming himself for the early miss with a hand in the goal, Borja then missed another golden opportunity to put Swansea further in front when he was left all alone at a free-kick, but could not direct his header on target.
The half played out much the same as Swansea excelled while the Reds attempted to gain a foothold in the game, but they went into the dressing room without a shot on target to their name.
Liverpool finally managed to find their feet in the second half after clearly receiving a grilling from their manager and the Reds were soon back on level terms.
Philippe Coutinho smacked a poor free-kick into the wall before Jordan Henderson’s lovely cross from the rebound found Firmino all alone in the box.
The Brazilian made no mistake directing his header past Lukasz Fabianski to bring his tally to three league goals for the season.
Liverpool’s equaliser sparked a barrage of pressure from the away side as they came again and again at Swansea.
Chances came thick and fast and Liverpool should have been in front when Milner dispossessed Mike van der Hoorn in the box, but the Englishman could not find the right pass and Sadio Mane’s shot was fantastically blocked by Kyle Naughton.
Sturridge had wasted a good chance just before then when Coutinho’s ball to the near post skidded by the Englishman and away from the danger area.
Liverpool continued to pile on the pressure, but once again Swansea were inches away from grabbing their second when another corner had the Reds in a panic.
And then a crucial moment when Firmino was hacked down by Angel Rangel after Modou Barrow’s attempted clearance put the Swansea defence in all sorts of problems.
Mr Reliable Milner stepped up and dispatched the penalty to rescue the result and claim Liverpool’s fourth league win in a row.
There were almost drama at the death when Rangel’s cross from the flank came to an completely unmarked Van Der Hoorn in the box, but somehow the defender missed the target.