On this day in 2014 Liverpool beat Brendan Rodgers’ former side Swansea 4-3 in a thrilling contest at Anfield.
The match opened as routinely as any other had in the 2013/14 campaign for the Reds with Sturridge breaking the deadlock just minutes after kick off. Henderson made it 2-0 on the 20 minute mark, bending in an emphatic effort to set Liverpool on their way to what was looking to be a straightforward win. But Swansea fought back and former-Liverpool man, Jonjo Shelvey scored a sweetly struck shot from 20 yards to bring Swansea back into the match, a goal that was met with a standing ovation from the Liverpool and Swansea fans alike. Less than 10 minutes after going 2-0 down, Swansea had already pulled themselves level with the hosts once again as a Wilfred Bony shot deflected off Martin Skrtel and into the net, making it 2-2 after 30 minutes. The scores weren’t level for long however, as Sturridge netted his second of the day, rising to meet a well-guided Luis Suarez cross and head home to make it 3-2 to Liverpool at the interval.
Going into the second half, Gary Monk’s resilient Swansea made it clear they weren’t going to make it easy for the hosts. Bony equalised from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the box by Skrtel. Although Liverpool refused to settle for just a point after what had already been an exciting contest, with little over 15 minutes remaining, Henderson grabbed his second of the day and Liverpool’s fourth, stabbing home from close range to seal a hard-earned 4-3 win.