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Football: Liverpool boost top-four bid as Spurs falter

Published on Feb 24, 2014 6:49 AM
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (right) challenges Swansea's Neil Taylor during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, on Feb 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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