Liverpool will top the Premier League table at Christmas after an impressive 2-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
After an end-to-end start, Liverpool went ahead through Mohamed Salah's league-leading 11th Premier League goal of the season, the Egyptian cleverly flicking in Fabinho's cutback first-time.
Jonny and Matt Doherty brought smart saves from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson before half-time as the hosts toiled to get back on terms.
But Liverpool sealed victory on 68 minutes through Virgil van Dijk's first Premier League goal for the club, a volley from Salah's cross.
It sends Liverpool four points clear of Manchester City, who play Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Wolves stay seventh on 25 points.
Wolves: 26 Dec v Fulham (A)
Liverpool: 26 Dec v Newcastle (H)