Five pictures that summed up Boro 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool really needed that. The Reds’ title aspirations had taken a bit of a knock before kick-off on Teesside, with a loss at Bournemouth and a draw at home to West Ham in their last two games having left them with just one point from a possible six.

To make matters worse, Chelsea and Arsenal had been in good form over the same period, and another poor result at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium would have left a worrying gap between the Merseysiders and their rivals.

So, goals from Adam Lallana (x2) and Divock Origi saw collective sighs of relief come from the mouths of Kopites, who were thoroughly relieved with a three-point haul when the final whistle rang around Boro’s home ground.

The result lifted Liverpool back up to second in the Premier League thanks to Arsenal’s loss on Tuesday and here are FIVE pictures that summed up a special night for Klopp and his troops…