Effectively, the second half of the 2019/20 English Premier League season kicks off on Boxing Day with second-placed Leicester City trying their best to be the team to at least halt runaway leaders, Liverpool, in their tracks for the first time this season.
It is first against second in the EPL on Boxing Day, and it is indeed a heavyweight contest. But who will land the knockout punch? Will Leicester pull closer or will Liverpool have created more distance?
In their first meeting this season in October, Liverpool needed a 95th minute penalty to see off the Foxes but have been travelling a lot in recent days, having just come back from Qatar where they won the FIFA Club World Cup.
Will fatigue be an issue for Jurgen Klopp’s side? Klopp cannot rotate his squad as he would have wanted…