We know Liverpool are 15 points behind the top four when they restart their Premier League campaign against Aston Villa on Monday.
Aston Villa will play today at the stated time in the UK.
And surely the Reds had a topsy-turvy season so far that saw their title ambitions vanish in thin air and sit 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal.
After their impressive back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Southampton, Liverpool will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
Aston Villa are coming to this encounter in good spirits having picked maximum points in the two games so far under the new manager Unai Emery. The points were deemed enough to steer them temporarily out of the danger zone and to 12th in the table.
The Reds have slim chances of winning the Premier League trophy, and, no doubt, the team’s new goal is to represent England in the Champions League next term.
Both Virgil van Dijk and Darwin Nunez are back from international duty, as well as midfielder Fabinho, who did not see any game action at the World Cup finals.
Monday’s game comes too early for Diogo Jota, who has been struggling with a hamstring problem. A man to watch in the home team will be goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who won the World Cup trophy with Argentina, while defender Diego Carlos remains in the recovery room.
Talented Coutinho will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Liverpool were showing signs of improvement before the World Cup break.