Liverpool ended a bad week in style as they beat Swansea 5-0. They came into the match on the back of two straight defeats to West Brom and Zenit St. Petersburg in midweek, and without win in five, their display today only showing the potential that Brendan Rodgers' side has failed to produce consistently this season.
Luis Suarez was yet again integral to Liverpool's display, the striker drawing the foul from Kemy Agustien with 34 minutes played to win his side the penalty, which skipper Steven Gerrard duly put away.
It wasn't until the second half that Liverpool really made Swansea pay however, with Paul Coutinho, marking his first full start for the club in style, got the second goal, finishing after he was put in by Suarez.
Left back Jose Enrique then added the third less than five minutes later, with Daniel Sturridge this time the provider.
Sturridge and Suarez again showed how dangerous they can be as a pairing, and Suarez got a deserved goal on 56 minutes courtesy of a resurgent Stuart Downing's pass, before Sturridge put away another penalty with twenty minutes remaining after the ball had come off Wayne Routledge's arm in the box.
Suarez was replaced and received a standing ovation from the home faithful, which was more than deserved, but one bit of bad news came when his replacement Fabio Borini had to go off with what was reportedly a dislocated shoulder. With all their substitutes used, the Reds finished the game with ten men, but by that point the game was more than over.
Liverpool leapfrogged Swansea to seventh in the table, but have now played a game more than Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham above them.
Whilst Michael Laudrup clearly wanted to rest players for next weekends League Cup final, with seven changes to his side, he is sure to be disappointed that his side offered so little in this match, with a Routledge effort which was saved by Reina all his side had to offer going forward.