A first-half cracker from Sadio Mané proved to be enough to hand Liverpool a tense win over the Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.
The Jürgen Klopp-led Reds end the year unbeaten in 50 home matches at Anfield to float 13 points clear atop the standings with a game in hand over Leicester and Manchester City.
Liverpool stormed ahead in the 42nd minute when Adam Lallana nudged the ball off for Mané to sweep in – the effort allowed to stand after a video-assistant referee (VAR) check.
The Wolves, seventh in the table, thought they’d levelled when Pedro Neto guided a cross home in first-half stoppage-time, but the shot was chalked off by officials due to an adjudged offside in the build-up.
Both teams had opportunities in the second period, but Liverpool was able to hold on for victory.
With match week 20 out of the way, Liverpool enjoys a breezy 55 points heading into the new year comfortably leading.