A first half Peter Crouch own goal separated the two sides with the victory securing fourth spot for Roberto Mancini’s side.
The result leaves Liverpool two points ahead of Tottenham with the two sides meeting at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. A win would be enough to ensure Spurs cannot catch up with the Reds.
Liverpool midfieler Jay Spearing says all attention is on Sunday’s game, but is not underestimating the power of Harry Redknapp’s men, despite their recent patchy run of form.
“On their day they can turn it on if they want to,” he said. “The amount of players they’ve got and the standard of players they’ve got means it’s going to be a difficult game at Anfield.
“But we’re the home team and if we play like we did against Fulham we’ll put them under pressure.
“The game on Sunday is going to be massive. The Europa League is still a massive competition and Liverpool need to be attempting to win as much silverware as possible.”
Liverpool vs Tottenham gets underway at 4pm on Sunday, 15th May.