Ominous Liverpool hit the front after Tottenham Hotspur demolition at Anfield

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Liverpool outclassed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday to surge to the top of the Premier League table and raise hopes of a first English title for 24 years.

An eighth successive victory for Brendan Rodgers`s team lifted them two points clear of Chelsea with a much better goal difference and four ahead of Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

Liverpool will be champions if they win their six remaining games as City and Chelsea, who both dropped points on Saturday, still have to visit Anfield.

But as the supporters chanted “We`re going to win the League”, Rodgers refused to look any further ahead than next Sunday`s game at West Ham United.

“We`ll enjoy that because it`s a fantastic performance but now it`s a matter of getting to work again, because we`ve got a tough game against West Ham,” he told Sky Sports.

“The dream is for our supporters, who want to win the title because it`s been a long time. My thinking is just to prepare the team and see how far it takes us.”

On a good day for Merseyside and a bad one for London sides, Liverpool`s neighbours Everton won 3-1 at bottom club Fulham, taking them further ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham and keeping the pressure on Arsenal for the fourth Champions League place.