This week’s #BVGoldenGoal match featured Liverpool FC, who hosted Swansea in the Boxing Day edition of our Weekly Golden Goal competition. In our last Golden Goal match, three lucky players shared the £25,000 prize after Liverpool FC dismantled Bournemouth 4-0.

What were people predicting this week?

Liverpool’s free-scoring form so far this season – an impressive 67 goals in 27 games in all competitions – meant it was no surprise to see people predicting a high-scoring game in which the Redmen would come out on top. It was also predictable that star forward Mohamed Salah would be at the top of the most popular goalscorer list. The Egypt international has already scored 20 goals in all competitions so far this season.

The Match

It didn’t take long for the Redmen to take the lead. Coutinho started, what felt like it could be a long day for the Swan,s by scoring on his 200th Liverpool FC appearance with a magnificent curling strike into the top corner.

The Brazilian’s strike left 131 people in with a chance of winning this week’s Golden Goal. If by some miracle the score remained 1-0 by the end of the 90 minutes, one lucky player would take the whole £25,000 prize-pool.

Swansea responded well, but Simon Mingolet thwarted all their efforts in the first half. This didn’t stop the Liverpool FC faithful being concerned though.

As we neared half-time there was a penalty shout for Liverpool FC as Mohamed Salah went down rather easily in the penalty area. However, Twitter was having none of it…

Firmino looked like he was going to make it 2-0 just before the break. But alas, he fired it just to the left of Fabianski’s post.

Despite the sustained pressure, it remained 1-0 at half-time. This meant that there was still 131 people in with a chance of taking home a share of the £25,000 cash prize. One lucky player was just 45 minutes away from a massive £25,000 in cash if the score remained the same at full-time.

Salah came close to making it 2-0 in the 50th-minute, however, his curling effort was easily saved by Lukasz Fabianski.


Ahead to the 52nd-minute and Philippe Coutinho floated a free-kick towards the far post and Roberto Firmino was there to smash a volley past a helpless Fabianski.

This left 129 people in with a chance of winning a share of £25,000, but nobody was left with a chance of taking the whole prize pool for themselves.


Trent Alexander-Arnold then made it 3-0 with an absolute screamer for his first ever Premier League goal. Twitter was impressed.

Before we’d even managed to catch our breath, Firmino grabbed his fifth goal in only his fourth appearance against the Swans.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seals the victory for Klopp’s side, but ended the dream for the 31 people who thought they’d be getting a nice little payday from the #BVGoldenGoal.

The Result

The match finished 5-0 to the Reds, meaning 11 people shared this week’s £25,000 cash prize!

The next #BVGoldenGoal is on New Year’s Day – with Everton taking on Manchester United at Goodison Park at 5.30pm. Once again there will be another £25,000 up for grabs.


Who will you be backing for the man, what will be the minute and what will be the full-time match score? Get all three right and you could be walking into the office on the 2nd of January £25,000 better off thanks to our free-to-play #BVGoldenGoal competition.

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Odds are correct at the time of posting

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