PREMIER LEAGUE

Liverpool move up into fourth after brushing Burnley aside

Nat Phillips nodded in his first goal for Liverpool, either side of strikes from Firmino and Oxlade-Chamberlain at Turf Moor. The Reds move 4th on 66 points.

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Liverpool move up into fourth after brushing Burnley aside
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Liverpool moved into the Champions League qualifying places after a 0-3 win at Burnley on Wednesday took them above Leicester City and into fourth place with one round of Premier League matches remaining.

Nat Phillips opens account

Roberto Firmino struck two minutes before half-time and a Nathaniel Phillips header made it 0-2 in the 52nd minute before a superb late strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secured a fourth straight win.

The victory moves Liverpool onto 66 points, ahead of fifth-placed Leicester on goal difference while Chelsea are third on 67 points. Burnley enjoyed the better of the first half but the visitors grabbed the lead when Sadio Mané fed Andy Robertson on the left and his low cross was expertly slotted home by Firmino. Phillips eased any lingering Liverpool nerves with a firm header at the back post from a Mané cross from the left before a fine individual effort from substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain wrapped up the win.

Win needed against Palace

Jürgen Klopp's side face Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday while Chelsea are at Aston Villa and Leicester are at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Champions Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United have already secured Champions League qualification.