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Liverpool loses 3-1 at Swansea in Premier League

  • Liverpool's Christian Benteke, left, scores his side's first goal of the game  during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool,  at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales,  Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Liverpool's Christian Benteke, left, scores his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Liverpool's Brad Smith is shown a red card by referee Roger East, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool,  at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales,  Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Liverpool's Brad Smith is shown a red card by referee Roger East, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Swansea City's Andre Ayew, right, and Liverpool's Dejan Lovren battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool,  at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales,  Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Swansea City's Andre Ayew, right, and Liverpool's Dejan Lovren battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Sunday May 1, 2016. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Liverpool's much-changed team was beaten 3-1 at Swansea in the English Premier League on Sunday, with Andre Ayew scoring two goals.

Liverpool rested some players ahead of the second leg of its Europa League semifinal against Villarreal and paid the price, with one of the fringe players brought in — Brad Smith — getting sent off in the 76th minute at 3-1.

Ayew headed in the opening goal from a 20th-minute corner and Jack Cork made it 2-0 with a curling shot from the edge of the area.

Christian Benteke scored a header from a corner in the 65th before Ayew sealed the win two minutes later.

Swansea secured its Premier League status for another season.