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Philippe Coutinho marked his full debut with a goal as Liverpool returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 rout of Swansea City at Anfield.
The Brazilian found the net with a fine solo goal just seconds after half-time to add to Steven Gerrard‘s first-half opener from the penalty spot.
Jose Enrique then finished a fine team move by stabbing in a third before Luis Suarez got himself on the score-sheet with a neat left-foot finish from the edge of the box.
Daniel Sturridge also got in on the act with 20 minutes remaining, scoring the Reds’ second penalty of the afternoon to wrap up an excellent afternoon’s work.
The result ends Liverpool’s five-game streak without a win and moves it into seventh place in the Barclays Premier League table.
Brendan Rodgers opted to hand Coutinho his first start for Liverpool, while fellow January signing Sturridge returned to the team following injury. There were also places for Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.
The Reds kicked off aiming to e...
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Lucas Leiva believes Philippe Coutinho has the talent to take the Barclays Premier League by storm — but insisted the playmaker will need time to adjust fully to the demands of English football.
Having moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in January, Coutinho marked his full Liverpool debut with a goal and an eye-catching display in Sunday’s 5-0 rout of Swansea City.
Philippe Coutinho scored on his full debut as a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool thrashed Swansea 5-0 to climb into seventh in the Premier League.
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, with next Sunday's Capital One Cup final in mind, made seven changes to his side and the Reds took full advantage, with Suarez outstanding.
He won a 34th-minute penalty off Kemy Agustien which Steven Gerrard...
New signing Philippe Coutinho marked his Liverpool debut with a goal as an understrength Swansea side with one eye on a Wembley final next week put up little fight at Anfield.
The 20-year-old scored the important second goal moments after the break following Steven Gerrard's first-half penalty.
Jose Enrique, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, also from the spot, finished off...
Brendan Rodgers believes Fabio Borini will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Swansea.
Borini came on as a late substitute for the outstanding Luis Suarez but went off in agony with a suspected dislocated shoulder.
Liverpool had used all their substitutes and so finished with ten men as they emphatically ended...
Liverpool cruised to a 5-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday against an understrength Swansea side preparing for the League Cup final, halting a five-game winless run in all competitions.
Philippe Coutinho marked his first start by scoring the second goal at Anfield after the break following captain Steven Gerrard's first-half penalty kick.
In a lopsided second half,...