Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace
Liverpool put in a formidable display in their first home game in over three months as they emphatically dispatched Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
Trent Alexander-Arnold's exquisite free-kick and a Mohamed Salah goal put the Reds ahead at the break, before Fabinho leathered the ball home and Sadio Mane rounded off a team goal to seal a 4-0 win.
The result means Liverpool need only two more points to win the title, which could come against Manchester City on 2 July. They could also, however, be crowned champions as early as tomorrow - should Pep Guardiola's side fail to beat Chelsea tomorrow.
Liverpool settled into an early rhythm, with the interplay between midfield and attack threatening to open up the visitor's defence.
Roy Hodgson's hopes of causing an upset at his former club were dented as star-man Wilfried Zaha pulled up with a knock and had to be replaced by Max Meyer in the 16th minute.
Liverpool were rewarded for their early domination a few minutes later as Trent Alexander-Arnold curled in a free-kick from the best part of 30 yards to make it 1-0 to the Reds.
It could have been two not long after, but Henderson's powerful effort smashed against the post, with Virgil van Dijk unable to force the rebound home.
Liverpool had a shout for a penalty when Roberto Firmino's trickery forced Gary Cahill into handling the ball. VAR replays showed a definite handball, but it was ruled as non-intentional.
A mistake by Hennessey saw him head the ball straight at Salah after coming out of his goal, but the Egyptian showed his lack of match-fitness as he skewed his volley way off target.
However, he made amends on the stroke of half-time to make it 2-0 to the Reds. He eluded Patrick van Aanholt and ran behind the Palace defence to get on the end of Fabinho's lofted pass, slotting the ball past Hennessey to score his 100th Premier League goal.
Liverpool took just ten minutes in the second half to make it 3-0 as Fabinho turned from provider to goalscorer with a stunning piledriver from 30 yards out, leaving Hennessey in goal with no chance.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced Henderson with a little under 30 minutes to go as the Reds showed no signs of letting up.
The front three then displayed their lethal talents once again as Sadio Mane found Firmino, who turned it to Salah on the counter. He immediately sent Mane through on goal, with the Senegal international making no mistake to tuck the ball into the corner and make it 4-0.
The Reds were far from their best at the weekend, but their performance against Palace was right up there, with Klopp's side showcasing their title-winning credentials once again. Next up, City away with the title on the brink...
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
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