Liverpool were unplayable at times on Wednesday night, securing a thrilling 5-2 win over Merseyside rivals Everton to stay eight points clear at the top.
Man City‘s 4-1 victory away to Burnley on Tuesday had put the pressure on the Reds, but they were superb in seeing off the Blues.
Anfield paid tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster, following last week’s verdict.
Jurgen Klopp made five changes to the team that beat Brighton on Saturday, with the likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and derby hero Divock Origi coming in.
It didn’t take long for Liverpool to take the lead, as Origi got on the end of a superb Sadio Mane pass.
It was soon 2-0 when Xherdan Shaqiri was also the beneficiary of a Mane assist, celebrated in style with his team-mates.
Michael Keane had swiftly reduced the arrears, but Origi then produced a moment of magic, bringing the ball down and lobbing Jordan Pickford.
What a priceless squad player the Belgian has become…
Mane scored one of his own to make it 4-1, with the Senegalese continuing to show why he is one of world football’s star men.
After Richarlison had pulled a goal back before half-time, it was left to Gini Wijnaldum to round off the scoring in the dying moments.
Klopp cut a delighted figure at the final whistle–his gamble paid off and Liverpool remain eight points clear in the title race.
Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, as the Reds look to carry on their record-breaking unbeaten league run.