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Liverpool win away at Burnley to move into top four

Roberto Firmino and Nat Phillips were on the scoreheet.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Goals by Roberto Firmino, Nat Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved Liverpool into the top four for the first time since February as they won 3-0 at Burnley.

Liverpool enjoyed the better of the first half, with Sadio Mane, Thiago and Mohamed Salah all going close, while Chris Wood fired Burnley’s best chance wide.

Firmino put Liverpool in front after 43 minutes, slotting in from Andrew Robertson’s cross.

The Reds doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after Sadio Mane’s cross was headed in by Phillips for his first Premier League goal.

Burnley threatened to find a way back into the contest, but they fell further behind thanks to substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain’s left-footed drive.

A fourth win in a row puts Liverpool on to 66 points, one below Chelsea, as they leapfrog Leicester City on goal difference.

They go into Matchweek 38 knowing they can qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League if they match the Foxes’ result against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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