Analysis – Four things learned from Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool (10) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on April 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a consummate 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at Anfield.

With Manchester City beating Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday the pressure was on Liverpool to ensure they did not fall behind in the title race.

They showed no signs of that pressure getting to them, though, as they dominated proceedings against a listless Chelsea side.

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Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 51st minute before Mohamed Salah ensured all three points would go to the Reds with a sensational strike from outside the area two minutes later.

Eden Hazard had the chance to pull the away side back into the tie but hit the post, ensuring a clean sheet and impressive win for Liverpool. Here’s what we learned from the game: