LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp gives a thumbs-up as his side beat Everton 3-1 during the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool enjoy perfect weekend as top-4 rivals slip up in Premier League

Liverpool saw three of their main top-four rivals fail to capitalise on their games in hand in an ideal weekend of Premier League football.

The Reds opened the weekend with a 3-1 demolition of Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield, putting pressure on their rivals to produce results.

But as the race for the top four takes shape in the closing months of the season, Man United, Arsenal and Man City were all dealt big blows to their chances.

United were held to a 0-0 draw by West Brom on Saturday, before Arsenal and City played out a 2-2 stalemate at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham were the only other side in the Premier League‘s top seven to take three points, beating Burnley 2-0, with Chelsea also having fallen to defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

The weekend’s results ensure Liverpool remain in third, with neither United or Arsenal now able to overtake Jurgen Klopp‘s side with their two games in hand.

City are still in fourth, one point behind the Reds, while Spurs are just three points ahead in second, albeit with a game in hand apiece.

Liverpool have eight games left to play before the end of the season, and have already played each of their top-four rivals twice, ensuring a favourable run-in as they push for Champions League football.

In midweek, United are at home to Everton, Arsenal host West Ham, Spurs visit Swansea City and City and Chelsea face off with each other at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool play Bournemouth at Anfield, looking to avenge their 4-3 defeat at Dean Court in December.

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