Liverpool came up with an impressive performance at Anfield, where they eased past Swansea 4-1 in the English Premier League. Liverpool finished the year on a high and would like to start the New Year with similar performances as well.
It was the Spaniard, Alberto Moreno who broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute of the game scoring from close range off an assist from Jordan Henderson, after which there was no looking back for Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers' side have looked below par this season, but last night, they showed glimpses of last season's form, which helped them finish runners up to Manchester City in the title race.
The Liverpool players played a high tempo game, pressing their opponents constantly. The high pressing game and scoring goals had become characteristic to Liverpool's game last season, which had suddenly fizzed out this season.
In fact, it was due to the same high pressing game which gave Liverpool their second goal, where Swansea goalkeeper Fabianski cleared the ball right onto the body of Lallana, which unluckily for Swansea fell just underneath the bar and into the net.
Swansea came back into the game in the next minute, where Sigurdsson scored, making the scoreline 2-1. Anfield was in a state of uneasiness as Liverpool have given up one and even two goal leads the season, and the same was under threat of happening again.
But, the players were in a different mood altogether, playing aggressively and passing the ball fluidly in the final third.
If Lallana's second goal was all about luck and pressure, the third goal had nothing to do with luck, as Lallana made a brilliant run inside the box with the ball at his feet, and finished clinically with his left foot.
By the 69th minute, the game was over with Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey scoring an own goal, which resulted from a corner.
Though, possession wise, it was Swansea who dominated the game, it was Liverpool, who triumphed and much to the delight of the home team's fans, they played an entertaining brand of football.
These are good signs for Liverpool as their players have started to click as a unit, which could be an instant threat to other big teams in the competition.
All the players put up notable performances, but it was Philippe Coutinho and Lallana, who were the two best players for Liverpool on the day, creating opportunities with their trickery. Both the players received a standing ovation from the Anfield crowd when they were substituted.