Liverpool works hard for 4-3 win against Swansea

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 23, 2014 at 11:44 am •  Published: February 23, 2014
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3 on Sunday to maintain its Premier League title challenge thanks to two goals each from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson.

The goals took Liverpool's tally in the Premier League this season to 70, overtaking Manchester City as the top scorers, and left the fourth-place team just four points behind league leader Chelsea.

However, manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn on Liverpool's title hopes.

"I think for us, we're concentrating on our performance," Rodgers said. "We're just concentrating on winning games. No one is really talking about us for the title anyway. Everything now is about Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal."

Sturridge's first came in the third minute when he received a through ball from Raheem Sterling before rounding Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm and firing into an open goal. The striker then provided the assist for Henderson to double Liverpool's lead in the 20th from the edge of the area.

Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for Swansea against his former club three minutes later with a long-range strike that went in off the crossbar. He held his arm up in apology to his former club, a gesture that received applause from the Liverpool fans.

But the home supporters were shocked into silence soon after when Wilfried Bony equalized in the 27th minute, with his header from Jonathan De Guzman's free kick taking a slight deflection off Martin Skrtel.