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Football: Ominous Liverpool hit the front after Spurs demolition

Published on Mar 31, 2014 6:20 AM
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (right) celebrates scoring with teamates during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, on March 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Liverpool outclassed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday to surge to the top of the Premier League table and raise hopes of a first English title for 24 years.

An eighth successive victory for Brendan Rodgers's team lifted them two points clear of Chelsea with a much better goal difference and four ahead of Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

Liverpool will be champions if they win their six remaining games as City and Chelsea, who both dropped points on Saturday, still have to visit Anfield.

On a good day for Merseyside and a bad one for London sides, Liverpool's neighbours Everton won 3-1 at bottom club Fulham, taking them further ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham and keeping the pressure on Arsenal for the fourth Champions League place.

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