Liverpool have moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Top scorer Luis Suarez opened the scoring on sixteen minutes with his first goal in six games, before Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors’ advantage just ahead of the hour mark.
Captain Steven Gerrard then added a third from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after Suarez was fouled inside the area by Jose Fonte.
The Reds are now level on points with Arsenal, who slipped to third having lost 1-0 at Stoke City, and a four points behind leaders Chelsea who strengthened their grip at the summit with a 3-1 win at bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Manchester City, who beat Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, remain fourth but now have two games in hand on the rest of the sides in the Champions League qualification places.
Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal last month, Brendan Rodgers’ men now don’t play until their trip to champions Manchester United on Sunday week, while their two games after that clash come against sides currently in the relegation zone.
They travel to Cardiff City on March 22nd, before welcoming Sunderland to Anfield four days later.