Liverpool thrashed Swansea 5-0 at Anfield as they kept their faint top four hopes alive.
The Jacks, who face Bradford City in the League Cup final next weekend, put out a half-strength side and the Reds took full advantage as they look for a late push to qualify for the Champions League.
And Brendan Rodgers’ men easily put Michael Laudrup’s side to the sword on Merseyside as they move up into seventh place and sit just nine points behind Tottenham who occupy fourth.
After an impressive spell of dominance in the match Liverpool grabbed the lead when, following a foul on Luis Suarez by Kemy Agustien, Steven Gerrard dispatched a penalty 11 minutes before half time.
Just 20 seconds into the second period the Reds doubled the score as January signing Philippe Coutinho ran at the Swansea defence and fired the ball beyond Michel Vorm.
After 50 minutes it was game over as Jose Enrique finished off an exquisite move by flicking the ball home from eight-yards.
Four minutes later Suarez notched his 18th Premier League goal of the season as he guided the ball into the bottom left corner with a delightful strike.
Daniel Sturridge has been impressive since his arrival at Anfield from Chelsea and he rounded off the scoring by slotting home another spot-kick after 71 minutes, after Wayne Routledge handled in the penalty area.