Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk seal Christmas top spot for Liverpool

Virgil Van Dijk Wolves

Jenas believes that Liverpool's upcoming fixture against Manchester City could determine who wins the Premier League this season, outlining that: "They've got the game on January 3rd which could be pivotal".

Chelsea were champions under Antonio Conte in 2016-17 but finished fifth last term and therefore missed out on a place in this season's Champions League. We want to be compact but wide as well which makes it hard.

"I don't know how much any team needs this season but everybody asks me about the situation and says that the last four times the team that was top at Christmas won the league".

"It's not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen". But we have to respect that the others are good as well.

Van Dijk has gone a long way to marshalling a Liverpool defence which was in desperate need of a commanding centre-half and, with the summer acquisition of Alisson Becker, has been integral to the 11 clean sheets kept this campaign. Klopp said at a news conference. "We need to have different gameplans, but the boys showed they are ready for that".

In England, Liverpool have maintained their unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-nil win over Wolverhampton.

Van Dijk was happy to play his part in another important victory for Liverpool - their seventh in a row in the league - which ensured they will be top at Christmas, regardless of Manchester City's result against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Undefeated after eighteen games, Liverpool are nearly half-way towards matching Arsenal's Invincibles who went an entire season without a loss in the Premier League in 2004. We did that in the first half an hour and in the second half - the last 15 minutes of the first half we had a little break and they immediately fired the ball from right to left or left to right, and then you have to run like insane.

"Good game, deserved win at a hard place".

Salah drifted a ball into the box towards van Dijk and the towering Dutch defender calmly slotted past Rui Patricio from close range for his first EPL goal.

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