Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing felt they produced their best performance of the season in victory over Swansea City.

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 "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."