|Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates his goal|
Liverpool closed the gap between themselves and fourth place Manchester United to just two points and stretched their unbeaten run to 13 league games after edging Swansea 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
The visitors rode their luck in the first half and had keeper Simon Mignolet to thank for keeping the scores level with a trio of fine saves.
And if they were fortunate to be level at the break, they enjoyed a slice of fortune with their winning goal as Jordi Amat’s defensive tackle rebounded off Jordan Henderson and over Lukasz Fabianski for his third league goal in as many games.
The result sets it up nicely for Sunday’s big Anfield showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United in the battle as the battle for the Champions League spot intensifies.