The traditional bumper boxing day bonanza within the Premier League is upon us as the season reaches its halfway mark – and Liverpool is in a very league of their own.
With Liverpool traveling to second-placed Leicester city ten points ahead with a game in hand, goals from Roberto Firmino (two), James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold bimanual them a 4-0 win to send Jurgen Klopp’s Reds thirteen points clear.
The first of 9 games was in north London as Tottenham came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1, avenging their demeaning loss on the south coast earlier within the season.
Chelsea was surprised by Southampton, a fifth defeat in six for Frank Lampard.
On the south coast, Mikel Arteta starts his job at Arsenal with a draw at Bournemouth whereas Carlo Ancelotti won his initial game to blame of Everton, over Burnley.
Later within the day, Manchester United thumped Newcastle 4-1 once going a goal down.