Liverpool cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over West Ham at Anfield to keep their faint Champions League qualification hopes alive and leave the Hammers with three games to secure their top-flight survival.
Former West Ham midfielder Yossi Benayoun and David Ngog gave the hosts a 2-0 lead in a low-key first half and goalkeeper Robert Green's unfortunate own goal finished off his side.
However, both teams still have a great deal to do to achieve their aims as Liverpool are still five points adrift of fourth place while West Ham are only three above the drop zone.
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