With a 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, Liverpool moved a scarcely believable 22 points clear in the Premier League, the biggest advantage any leader has had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.
It's been a 30-year wait but there is no longer any trepidation from the Liverpool supporters as their team has moved 16 points in front at the Premier League summit.
Liverpool stretched their Premier League lead to 13 points by outclassing second-placed Leicester in a 4-0 win on Boxing Day as Manchester United and Tottenham cut the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea.
The league leaders won the FIFA Club World Cup title last Saturday, take on second-placed Leicester City on Thursday and host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, but other teams including Manchester City are not as fortunate.
Thirteen-time winners Real Madrid were drawn against English champions Manchester City while title-holders Liverpool must face Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 following Monday's draw.
Fans of Magnus Carlsen question that chess number 1 should go for a new career at the Fantasy Premier League after his team rose to No. 1 in the world with Mohamed Salah scoring twice against Watford.
Liverpool have 49 points with Leicester on 39, Manchester City 32, Chelsea 29 and Sheffield United 25.
Liverpool, which beat Tottenham in the title match in June to become European champion for a sixth time, toughed out a 2-0 victory at Salzburg to advance as the winner of Group E and stay on course in its defence of the trophy.
Liverpool made seven changes but still romped to a 3-0 win at Bournemouth after goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah extended their Premier League lead to 11 points over Leicester City.
Liverpool surged eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once more in a thrilling 5-2 Merseyside derby win for the European champions at Anfield.
Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur won a 3-2 victory over West Ham United with goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane.
Chelsea were also 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace as they too jumped above Manchester City into third.
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