Liverpool could be in for the coming night a little louder than usual for the new year. The local Football Club is good because of how rare. The “Reds” from Anfield is not only in the first knockout round of the Champions League, where they will meet Bayern Munich. That would hardly make for much enthusiasm. But Liverpool FC is also the first of the table of the English Premier League. And in the last few days have compressed the signs that the club might actually be for the first time since the 1990 masters.

Tobias Rabe

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The biggest rival Manchester City has shown in the densely crowded game plan around the holidays unsuspected weaknesses, so that the tab Liverpool is already seven points. The Team of Jürgen Klopp is playing a masterful football. Up front, the offensive stars to Shine, like in the last season. Rear new stability, and hopes for the big throw. After the 5:1 fireworks against Arsenal, Mesut Özil was missing injured, came Klopp almost in tears.

And so should a lot of exchange going to be the Liverpool of the year. Klopp says it is “absolutely crazy,” should it not be so. He hoped, however, that it will then be too loud. “Because my dog like that so don’t.” However, Klopp says: “Be on 3. January.“ Then it goes to Liverpool for the big match to Manchester City. A victory and the lead would grow to ten points on Pep Guardiola and his Team. Then it is likely to be three days after new year’s eve again really loud in Liverpool.

Manchester City lost further ground on Liverpool. The 3:1 FC Southampton by coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, David Silva, an own goal and Sergio Aguero made sure of the success. The former Munich-Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg met for the “Saints” and flew from the place.

Recently had pushed the Tottenham Hotspur past Manchester city in second place. The Eleven of Mauricio Pochettino, the last laugh should be the heavy weights in the duel? Now, however, there was to guide a 1:3 at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

the Better of the Chelsea FC made it. The FA Cup winner excelled in the 1-0 at Crystal Palace as a Minimalist. A gate of the French N’Golo Kanté was enough for the victory and fourth place. The world champion from France, actually, not as a scorer known, fully stretched out cold.

the Third game, third win: Under new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United players seem to be exempt. With predecessor Jose Mourinho, it was not only in Trouble because of the defensive alignment. Now home win over AFC Bournemouth fell when 4:1-the twelfth gate under Solskjaer.

In the Italian Serie A Juventus set one record after the other. And it’s just the question is actually, when the “Old lady” makes the next title. The 2:1 victory over Sampdoria Cristiano Ronaldo stood out with a double pack.

the first “tracker” is the SSC Napoli, with nine points in the shape of Juventus’ are unlikely to be very still to catch up. Napoli had the 3:2 FC Bologna a lot of effort, the opponent is compensated for twice. But then Dries Mertens found the net shortly before the end, to victory.

Inter Milan has already 14 points behind Juventus Turin. And the third in the table after 19 Games in the first half of the season. In the case of a relegation candidate FC Empoli Inter had to wait until Keita Baldé scored the winning goal for 1:0.