Mohammed Salah netted an absolutely stunning goal to put Liverpool 2-0 ahead against his former club Chelsea, but the Reds will need a miracle as rivals Manchester City who have a game at hand also defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier.
It was a night of entertainment at Anfield as Liverpool dominated the fixture from start to finish with Mane and Salah getting the crucial goals.
After a action-packed but goalless first half, Sadio Mane struck with a header in the 56th minute having connected from a cross from close range in the 51st minute.
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Barely two minutes later, Salah netted a powerful shot from outside the area to send the entire stadium into raptures.
It ended; Liverpool 2 – 0 Chelsea.
Earlier, Raheem Sterling’s double and another goal from Gabriel Jesus fired Manchester City to win 3-1 at Crystal Palace.
With these results, Liverpool remain on top with 85 points, two clear of Manchester City who have one game at hand.