On Wednesday evening, Liverpool headed across Stanley Park and gave local rivals Everton their Christmas gift, a 4-1 hammering that means the visiting Reds have now won the derby more times at Goodison than their Blue hosts have.

Liverpool, though, for all their fine form of late, do have some question marks looking ahead to January when they will lose forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané to the Africa Cup of Nations. It’s a situation that has some thinking the Reds are sure to have a new forward signing wrapped up under the tree, all ready for a mid-season arrival.