Liverpool took advantage of an inept defensive display by Tottenham to cruise to a 4-0 win at Anfield on Sunday and return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December.
An eighth straight win for Liverpool was never seriously in doubt from the moment Luis Suarez scored his 29th goal of the campaign in the 25th minute, adding to an own-goal by Younes Kaboul inside two minutes.
Philippe Coutinho's low drive in the 55th and Jordan Henderson's free kick, which crept in past a mass of legs in the 75th, finished off Spurs and fuelled the growing belief that Liverpool can win a first English league title in 24 years.
Liverpool is two points above Chelsea with six games left. Manchester City is four points back in third but with two matches in hand.