Liverpool regain top spot

MOHAMED Salah struck one of the goals of the season as Liverpool kept their title bid on track with a crucial 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Anfield.

The Egyptian forward ended a five-game drought on home turf with a rocket of a 25-yard drive to move level with Sergio Aguero at the top of the Premier League goal charts on 19 for the campaign.

It came just two minutes after Sadio Mane had broken the deadlock with a 51st minute header from Jordan Henderson’s superb cross from the right.

Eden Hazard spurned two glorious chances to get Chelsea back into it, but Liverpool stood firm to secure a vital win in what was arguably their toughest remaining fixture with just four left to play.

The result sees the Reds move two points clear of Manchester City at the summit, having played a game more on what was Jurgen Klopp’s 200th match in charge.

Chelsea stay fourth, but are just two points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United and have played more games than all of their rivals for the Champions League berths.

Liverpool will now turn their attention back to Europe and the second leg of their Champions League quarter final at FC Porto in midweek, while Chelsea host Slavia Prague in the second leg of their Europa League last eight clash. – Eurosport

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