Premier League leaders Liverpool are still basking in the euphoria of winning the just concluded FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar but they have league football to return to almost immediately.
Liverpool won the FIFA Club World Cup tournament for the first time in their history after beating Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo in the final.
Brazilian international Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game in extra time as Liverpool triumphed after 120 minutes.
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Liverpool will return to Premier League action against nearest challengers Leicester City who are 10 points off the Reds who have played a game more than their next opponents.
The Reds travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City who have exceeded expectations this season under Brendan Rodgers who will be facing his former team Liverpool on Boxing Day.
Liverpool cam maintain their lead at the top of the league table with a win over Leicester City whom they beat 2-1 in the corresponding fixture earlier this season courtesy the late penalty from James Milner.
Probable Liverpool XI vs Leicester City: Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.