London: Liverpool overwhelmed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at a fervent Anfield yesterday to take over at the top of the Premier League table with six games of the season remaining.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) scores past 'keeper Hugo Lloris. Pic/AFP
Spurs never recovered from an early Younes Kaboul own goal, with further strikes from Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson securing an eighth successive victory for Brendan Rodgers' in-form side.
The win took Liverpool two points above previous leaders Chelsea, beaten 0-1 by Crystal Palace on Saturday, and left the 18-time champions on course for a first English league title since 1990.
Third-place Manchester City, four points below Liverpool, have two games in hand, but both they and Chelsea must visit Anfield before the season's end.
The loss left Tottenham eight points below the top four in sixth place.
Everton close in
Earlier, substitutes Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith scored as Everton won 3-1 at bottom club Fulham to close to within four points of the top four. Everton take on fourth place Gunners next week.