Liverpool easily outscored Leeds United 6-0, on Wednesday in a game postponed from week 19 of the English Premier League.
The Reds ‘ Mohamed Salah scored a double (15+35) both from the penalty spot and the Egyptian pharaoh assisted a goal for fellow defender Joel Matip (30).
The Africa Cup of Nations champion, Senegalese Sadio Mane added the fourth (80) and the fifth (90), then the Dutchman Virgil van Dijk sealed the festival (90+3).
Runners-up Liverpool with 60 points increased the pressure on the leaders Manchester City who stopped at 63 points.
Liverpool are preparing in the best way to face Chelsea on Sunday in the League Cup final, as they seek their first of three domestic titles and four in the various competitions they have contested this season.
Salah has strengthened his lead with 19 goals, taking his tally to 27 in 31 games in all competitions this season.
Tottenham falls again
Burnley made a surprise win on Wednesday in a postponed game from week 13 and drops Tottenham back to the losing hole with a goal scored by Ben Mee in the 71st minute.
Tottenham did not benefit from the morale boost they received with a thrilling win over Man City on Saturday and returned with a fourth defeat in the last five games to freeze Antonio Conte’s team at 39 points in eighth place, seven points behind Manchester United’s last four Champions League qualifiers.
Crystal Palace returned from Watford with their first league win since the start of the new year, with four goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta (15), Conor Gallagher (42), and Ivorian Wilfried Zaha (85+90) with a goal Moussa Sissoko (18) in a game postponed from the eighteenth stage.
With their sixth victory, Palace increased their tally to 29 points in eleventh place, while Watford were frozen to 18 in 19th place after their seventeenth defeat of the season.