Matt Lawton for The Daily Mail:
In the absence of Steven Gerrard, this Liverpool side have come of age in the past month or so. They have stepped out of their captain’s shadow, proving themselves worthy successors as well as serious contenders in the process.
They owe much of their recent success to their manager, of course. Unlike some of his counterparts, Brendan Rodgers has worked through the problem of a misfiring team and come up with a most effective solution with tactically astute leadership.
But here on Monday night, with the pressure on to secure the Champions League spot Liverpool so crave, even Rodgers would accept they were fortunate to close the gap to Manchester United with a hugely important victory.
Swansea were unlucky to not score in the first half but Liverpool came out much better after the break. You could argue that a draw would have been a fair result, but Mignolet was great in goal and ended the game as the better team.