Reds win for first time in five matches to go a point behind next opponents Chelsea
Liverpool ended their four-match losing run and moved to within two points of the top four with a 2-0 win at Sheffield United.
The heroics of Sheff Utd goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale had frustrated Liverpool as he made five first-half saves, including two in as many minutes to deny Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Liverpool eventually found a way past Ramsdale on 48 minutes when Phil Jagielka’s clearance from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross fell invitingly for Jones to stroke in just his second Premier League goal.
Oliver McBurnie then passed up a great chance to equalise, heading Oliver Norwood’s cross wide, before Liverpool made their hosts pay.
Roberto Firmino danced through the Sheff Utd defence and hit a shot that deflected in off Kean Bryan for an own goal.
The win could have been greater had Salah not missed an open goal from a tight angle late on.
Liverpool move a point behind fifth-placed Chelsea, their next opponents, while Sheff Utd stay bottom, 15 points from safety.