10 May 2011

Liverpool thump Fulham

7:16 pm on 10 May 2011

The Argentinian striker Maxi Rodriguez notched his second hat-trick in three English Premier League football matches as Liverpool thumped Fulham 5-2 at Craven Cottage to boost their chances of qualifying for the Europa League.

Liverpool are now in the Europa League spot in 5th position, 2 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who travel to 4th placed Manchester City tomorrow.

Liverpool's win came the day after arch rivals Manchester United closed within one point of winning the league to stand on the brink of breaking the record they share with the Anfield club of 18 English top-flight titles.

While a Champions League place is still a mathematical possibility, Liverpool would need Spurs to win in Manchester and for the results in the final two matches of the season to go their way.