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Liverpool Leapfrog Leicester With vital Burnley Win

Liverpool’s late surge for Champions League football gathered more pace as they leapfrogged Leicester into fourth place with a hard-fought 3-0 victory at Burnley.

Roberto Firmino’s sixth away goal of the season gave the visitors the lead at the end of a pulsating opening half at Turf Moor, which hosted fans for the first time in more than 14 months.

Nat Phillips’ first Liverpool goal and substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first of the season sealed a vital fourth successive league win for Jurgen Klopp’s side, which leaves a top-four finish in their hands.

Burnley more than played their part in an entertaining contest, but had nothing to show for their efforts as they succumbed to a 10th home league game without a win, with Phillips brilliantly clearing James Tarkowski’s header off the goal line in the second period.

The victory lifts Liverpool above Leicester on goal difference and into the top four for the first time in three months, and means they can guarantee Champions League football if they beat Crystal Palace at Anfield on the final day of the season.

Liverpool in pole position on pivotal final day


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