Football: Liverpool leap into English Premier League top four with dominant win over Burnley

Liverpool have moved into the Champions League qualifying spots, with a 3-0 win at Burnley taking them above Leicester City and into fourth place with one round of Premier League matches remaining.

Roberto Firmino struck two minutes before halftime and a Nathaniel Phillips header made it 2-0 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.

The Anfield club has a four-goal advantage over the Foxes, leaving Leicester with much to do in their final game. 

Juergen 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.

Burnley enjoyed the better of the first half, but the visitors grabbed the lead, when Sadio Mane 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 Mane cross from the left, before a fine individual effort from substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain wrapped up the win.

Elsewhere, Spurs lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa, West Ham beat West Bromwich 3-1 at the Hawthorns and Arsenal topped Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park.