(Video) Swansea City expose Liverpool frailties from set-pieces as Leroy Fey escapes offside flag to defy form book

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Swansea City have taken an early lead against Liverpool in today’s lunchtime kickoff in the Premier League thanks to Leroy Fer.

The 26-year-old Dutchman tapped home from extremely close range inside eight minutes after Liverpool failed to properly defend a corner kick.

Liverpool’s defenders protested in vain for the offside flag to be raised, but it correctly stayed down.

Fer looked bang level as the ball was nudged into his path, but that did not matter anyway because it was Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren who inadvertently set him up.

Swansea came into today’s game as underdogs, having lost five of their last seven games in all competitions, while Liverpool had won six of their eight matches so far this term.

Liverpool have been superb going forward under manager Jurgen Klopp, but the Reds remain questionable defensively.

Fer’s goal means Liverpool’s wait for their first Premier League clean sheet on the road since February – when they thrashed Aston Villa 6-0 – goes on.

Defending set-pieces has been a major issue for Liverpool for a long time and today’s evidence suggests that Klopp has still yet to find the cure.

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