Liverpool will end the day with their biggest lead at the top of the Premier League table in 16 years thanks to their 4-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.
The Reds are now six points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who overtook Manchester City after the champions’ 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were well worth their 16th win of the campaign as they produced another dominant performance to extend their unbeaten record to 19.
Dejan Lovren opened the scoring with an expertly-taken half-volley, before Mohamed Salah doubled the hosts’ advantage from the penalty spot shortly after the interval.
Xherdan Shaqiri then finished a slick team move to make it three in the 79th minute, with Fabinho heading in his first goal for the club six minutes later to round off the win.
It marks the first time since November 2002 that the Reds finish the day with a lead of at least six points.
6 – This will be the first time since 2nd November 2002 that Liverpool will end the day 6+ points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Leaders. pic.twitter.com/IpehKPYISf
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The Reds will look to maintain their unbeaten run when they host Arsenal on Friday in their final game of the year.
They will then begin 2019 by travelling to the Etihad Stadium to face City for the second time this season on the back of October’s 0-0 draw.
Not only is it too early to begin turning a blind eye to Pep Guardiola’s side, but it is now also impossible to ignore Tottenham’s very real title chances.