The Premier League trophy is at Anfield for Liverpool's game against Chelsea

Hazard and Berbatov

Hazard and Berbatov

After a goalless first half, Sadio Mane headed Liverpool FC into the lead in the 51st minute when he connected with Jordan Henderson's dinked cross.

Three days after video surfaced of a group of Chelsea supporters aiming a derogatory chant toward him on social media, Salah hurt his former club by smashing a left-footed shot into the top corner from 25 yards to double Liverpool's lead.

Loftus-Cheek has started the last two consecutive league games, scoring a goal and supplying two assists in them to impress the boss. While Chelsea is in the race for a top-4 position, Liverpool faces relentless competition from Manchester City for the league title.

Eden Hazard has warned Liverpool that "Chelsea can beat anyone".

Liverpool dominated possession during the first half, but they found it hard to break down a resolute Chelsea side, who set themselves up well to deal with the Reds' rapid attack.

Five years ago Chelsea played a pivotal role in ending Liverpool's Premier League ambitions when a run of 11 consecutive Premier League victories was ended at Anfield.

Nasri picks up injury as his West Ham hopes hang in balance
Jack Wilshere will return to full-time training with West Ham's senior squad next week, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini. He said: "The European positions, I repeat, were not our target for the season".

The clearest chance of a lively first half fell to Mane in the 38th minute but the Senegalese forward fired high and wide from Salah's cutback.

Mane, who was the Premier League Player of the Month for March, continues his rich vein of form while Salah would be glad with his return to form making it two goals in as much outings since his eight-game goal drought.

It got even better for Liverpool just two minutes later as Virgil van Dijk's lofted diagonal ball was controlled by Salah on the right wing.

This was, on paper, the toughest task remaining for the Reds, with games against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves to follow.

Salah's goal was worthy of winning a title let alone a game, but for now Liverpool will settle for the latter. We just need to play our game'. Unsurprisingly, Crystal Palace has struggled against the Big Six sides this season, with the exception a 3-2 win....at Manchester City.

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