Football: Liverpool boost top-four bid as Spurs falter
Published on Feb 24, 2014 6:49 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Premier League after Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson each scored twice in a jittery 4-3 win over Swansea City on Sunday.
Swansea hit back to level from 2-0 and 3-2 down at Anfield, before Henderson finally killed off their resistance in the 74th minute to take Liverpool back to within four points of leaders Chelsea.
Victory gave Brendan Rodgers's side a potentially significant six-point lead over fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur, who subsequently lost 1-0 at Norwich City.
"The strong part of our game came through," said Rodgers.
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