Liverpool, having been momentarily replaced by champions Manchester City, regained the top spot in the Premier League on Saturday with a crucial 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Burnley.
In Jurgen Klopp's final season as manager, the Anfield team is chasing a record-tying 20th English premier league title, but City is once again relentlessly chasing them down. Despite not playing at their most fluid against Vincent Kompany's team, Liverpool managed to overcome what Klopp described as a "very difficult" day.
With one game remaining, City, who defeated Everton 2-0 at home in the early kickoff, is two points behind Liverpool in their pursuit of a record fourth consecutive English premier league championship.
The visitors had several inviting chances to equalise before Darwin Nunez's header from Harvey Elliott's cross secured the three points.
"It's not only the three points," Klopp told the BBC. "You cannot have momentum guaranteed all the time.
"Nine days ago we played incredible against Chelsea then we lost to Arsenal. It's always a different challenge. If it's not clicking straight away, fight through it.
"It was really tough today but the boys fought through and got three points."