Jurgen Klopp was made to pay for fielding Liverpool’s youngest ever Premier League starting line-up as Swansea swept them aside to secure their own survival in England’s top flight.
Liverpool struggled against the pace of Andrew Ayew. The Ghanaian scored twice, first with a powerful header from a 20th-minute corner and then with a 66th-minute shot after the Reds failed to clear their lines.
Jack Cork also found the net with a curling right-foot shot on 33 minutes.
Klopp had made eight changes from the Liverpool side beaten by Villarreal, starting with an average age of just 23. But, with Liverpool two down at the interval, the manager brought on Lucas and Christian Benteke, who netted with a header on 66 minutes before Ayew restored Swansea’s two-goal lead.
Liverpool were forced to play the final 14 minutes with 10 men after Brad Smith was sent off for a second bookable offence.