Liverpool continued their unbeaten run on Boxing Day when they eased pass Newcastle United.

It was an easy 4-0 victory at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp side went six points clear ahead of now-second place team – Tottenham.

Manchester City suffered a 2-1 loss to Leicester City to go do down third on the EPL table.

Goals by Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot, Xherdan Shaqiri and substitute Fabinho, ensured Jurgen Klopp's will start 2019 at the top of the table.

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Newcastle wasted a great chance to take the lead at 0-0 when Joselu failed to connect properly with Matt Ritchie's excellent cross and were punished when Lovren dispatched a half-volley into the roof of the net.

Salah's penalty doubled the lead after referee Graham Scott judged that Paul Dummett had fouled the Egypt forward, before Shaqiri tucked home the third from an assist by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool completed the scoring through Fabinho's header and reach the halfway point of the season six points ahead of second-placed Tottenham, who were 5-0 winners against Bournemouth.

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