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Result: Jordan Henderson strikes to give Liverpool win at Swansea City

Swansea City succumb to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in Monday evening's Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City have succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in this evening's Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on March 16, 2015© Getty Images

The hosts nearly shot themselves in the foot within the first few minutes as Ashley Williams played a poor back-pass towards Lukasz Fabianski that was scrambled out for a Liverpool corner, but Martin Skrtel went on to head over from the set piece.

Brendan Rodgers's charges continued to press and came close in the seventh minute when Adam Lallana combined with Raheem Sterling to set up Daniel Sturridge, the former Chelsea and Manchester City man belting his effort just wide.

Swansea rallied round and threatened on the quarter-hour mark, Joe Allen having to time his tackle on Bafetimbi Gomis perfectly before Ki Sung-yueng headed back towards goal, where Skrtel headed clear.

The hosts improved as the game went on and had a number of chances to break the deadlock, but Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was alert to deny the dangerous pairing of Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey also came close to opening the scoring, firing just wide from a short corner, but the visitors were able to see out the remainder of the half unscathed.

Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City is closed down by Martin Skrtel and Emre Can of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on March 16, 2015© Getty Images

The second half started with plenty of physical intent but little in the way of attacking, with the first concrete effort coming just before the hour when Philippe Coutinho's low effort from close range forced a good diving save from Fabianski.

Liverpool improved as the game went on and succeeded in breaking the deadlock 66 minutes in, Jordan Henderson racing onto to a through-ball flicked into his path by Sturridge.

As a Swans defender attempted to clear the ball out of danger, the ball rebounded off Henderson's shin, over Fabianski and into the net.

From then on it was all Liverpool as the hosts were unable to work their way back into the game and were lucky not to concede more as Coutinho and Sterling came close in the latter stages.

The Reds remain fifth in the Premier League table, while Swansea sit ninth.

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Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City is closed down by Martin Skrtel and Emre Can of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on March 16, 2015
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