Liverpool's Downing: Beating Swansea our best performance of season
The Reds thumped five past Swansea on Sunday.
"The second half, at times, was some of the best football we've played," the 28-year-old reflected to Liverpoolfc.com. "We put them under a lot of pressure and five goals were perfect.
"Swansea had a week off and have been away. The manager thought they were there to be punished, that's why he wanted us to up the tempo."