Liverpool edge closer to title with victory at Anfield

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Liverpool edged closer to securing the Premier League title with a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Trent Alexander-Arnold zipped the Reds into a 23rd minute lead with an exquisite free-kick from distance and Mohamed Salah doubled the advantage just before the break with a neat finish.

Fabinho added a third in the second stanza, drilling in from range before Salah sent Sadio Mane through to add a slick fourth.

The result means Liverpool require two more points from their remaining seven fixtures to be crowned champions – or they will clinch the prize for the first time in 30 years should Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

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The Reds’ delayed title celebrations can begin Thursday’s night if Chelsea beat Manchester City, but Liverpool fans may not mind waiting a week longer. In their next game Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium, and could win the league at the home of the reigning champions.

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