Liverpool set 40-year record with Swansea win

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The Reds have not conceded in six top-flight away games for the first time since 1972.

Jordan Henderson’s slightly fortuitous goal at the Liberty Stadium last night gave Liverpool a valuable three points in their continued quest for a top-four finish this season.

The Reds have been back to their scintillating best in attack, with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge firing the club towards Champions League qualification.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ defence is also worthy of praise, with the Liverpool rearguard becoming much more miserly this year.

In fact, after preventing Swansea from scoring last night, Liverpool have now gone six top-flight away fixtures without the net being breached for the first time since 1972.

The shutout at the Liberty Stadium follows cleans sheets away to Southampton, Everton, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Burnley.

Although Simon Mignolet played a significant role in thwarting the home side’s efforts last night, the switch to three central defenders is clearly also making Rodgers’ side more compact at the back and has added security.

The Reds host Manchester United at Anfield this weekend, before a trip to the Emirates Stadium the following week, with Liverpool needing to be at their best to extend their recent record of keeping clean sheets away from home.

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