Mohamed Salah scored yet again as Liverpool stretched their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 16 games and provisionally climbed up to second with a 4-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday.
It was a 31st goal in all competitions for Salah after setting up Emre Can’s opener, and Roberto Firmino made it 3-0 before substitute Michail Antonio pulled one back for the Hammers before Sadio Mane scored Liverpool’s fourth with a simple tap-in.
Elsewhere, Glenn Murray netted a brace as Brighton and Hove Albion thrashed Swansea 4-1 in a relegation scrap on the south coast.
The Victory moved Brighton four points above Swansea who slid back into the bottom three.
Southampton eased their relegation worries after Manolo Gabbiadini grabbed a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday.
Ashley Barnes headed Burnley into the lead in the second half, but with time almost up at Turf Moor, Gabbiadini popped up in the area to turn home Guido Carrillo’s header back across goal.
Southampton, who have managed one win in their last 15 league games, now have 27 points but edged above Swansea City and Crystal Palace on goal difference.
Earlier, Jack Butland fumbled Marc Albrighton’s cross into his own net as Leicester City played a 1-1 home draw with Stoke City after Xherdan Shaqiri had given the visitors the lead with a strike from range just before the interval.