Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a victory over Chelsea at Anfield.
Manchester City had briefly gone to the summit with their win at Crystal Palace earlier in the day.
But Jurgen Klopp’s Reds showed no sign of nerve as they continued their excellent Anfield record.
Sadio Mane headed the opener after good work from Jordan Henderson before Mohamed Salah lashed in a stunning second.
The Reds are now two points clear at the top although City have a game in hand with the title race going down to the wire.
Mo Salah scored a memorable left-foot pile-driver by cutting inside from the right flank and letting rip from distance
Liverpool’s second goal opened up the match and led to an electric second half that saw chances at both ends of the pitch
Salah kissed the turf after showing his match-winning qualities for Liverpool in a hugely important fixture in the title run-in
Sadio Mane finally found the breakthrough for Liverpool at the start of the second half with a header at the back post
Mane was completely unmarked at the back post and was found by a superb chip from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson