Premier League Champions elect Liverpool extends their lead at the top of the league to 13 points as they thrash Leicester City 0-4.
It was a game billed as the title decider.
Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated from start to finish, in all aspects of the game. With almost 60% possession, and holding the hosts to zero shots on goal.
Sadio Mane and Mo Salah were both guilty of wasting great opportunities.
Brendan Rodger’s side hung on for about half an hour before they finally caved in to the World Champions pressure.
Liverpool showed no sign of fatigue from their Club World Cup exploits.
In the 31st minute, Bobby Firmino opened the scoring with a classic header, assisted by an Alexander-Arnold cross.
But for heroics from Kasper Schmeichel in the City goal things could have been much worse.
The score stayed at 0-1 to Liverpool at the break.
The Foxes continued to ride their luck in the second half and depend on their keeper to keep them in the game.
But in the 71st the spark of James Milner tucking away a penalty started seven minutes of madness and capitulation from Leicester.
Firmino added his second and Liverpool’s third in the 74th minute, with England international Alexander-Arnold the provider once more.
Alenxander-Arnold wrapped up a man of the match performance with a goal of his own in the 78th minute.
The Merseysiders will take some catching now.
They need to lose at least five games or draw seven and Leicester would need a perfect season from this point on.
It looks like Jurgen Klopp is about to make history in Liverpool and break the 30-year hoodoo.