Another dramatic weekend in the Premier League, and especially so if you’re a Liverpool fan. The Reds made hard work of their game against Fulham at Anfield, but eventually managed to come through it with a dramatic 4-3 win under their belts.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was once again the hero with a late winner. And it proved to be a significant goal, with Manchester City failing to follow suit shortly after as Pep Guardiola’s side was held to a 3-3 draw by Tottenham. The result leaves Liverpool as Arsenal’s closest challenger at the top of the table, with the Gunners holding a two-point lead after their 2-1 win over Wolves.

The hectic festive schedule is only just getting started though, and Liverpool will need to be back on top form as it heads out on the road this week. A trip to Sheffield United awaits on Wednesday, before the Reds head to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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But there’s no doubt it’s been another good weekend for Jürgen Klopp’s side. Here’s what we learned from the latest round of fixtures in the Premier League.

Stand-out performance

Obviously Liverpool is in with a shout here given the nature of its late comeback, although the Reds really shouldn't have got themselves in that position in the first place. Bournemouth almost beating an in-form Aston Villa side also deserves a mention, while anyone who watched Newcastle's win over Manchester United will know 1-0 flattered Erik ten Hag's side.

Tottenham holding Manchester City to a 3-3 draw at the Etihad though is significant for so many reasons. Spurs have been something of a bogey team for Pep Guardiola over the years, but with the amount of injuries Ange Postecoglou has in his side at the moment, City should have had far too much for them. Instead, the visitor managed to place more intrigue in the title race.

Shock of the weekend

All three of the sides that came up from the Championship last season look a pretty good bet to go straight back down. You might expect, then, that any meeting between two of them would be a tight and cagey affair.

Burnley vs Sheffield United was anything but, with Vincent Kompany's side running out 5-0 winners. Granted, Sheffield United had a man sent off, but even so that is a simply dismal result that does nothing to suggest the Blades will even threaten to stay up this season.

Goal of the round

Liverpool almost had its own goal-of-the-season competition in one game on Sunday. The fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold has been robbed of a brilliant free-kick is a travesty, but he did at least manage to add to his tally late on.

You can't look past Alexis Mac Allister though. On the half-volley from 25 yards out, there is simply no better way to bring up your first goal for the club.

What we learned from a Liverpool perspective

Well, for starters, the Reds are probably going to come up against a side without a manager on Wednesday. The Telegraph claims Paul Heckingbottom has been sacked as Sheffield United boss, although the news hasn't yet been confirmed — whether that means Liverpool will have a tougher test on its hands at Bramall Lane remains to be seen.

In the wider sense, the Reds do have an unbelievable opportunity to declare themselves as title contenders before Christmas. They'll have to come through two away tests this week, with Crystal Palace following Wednesday's game in Sheffield, before hosting Manchester United.

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If it can come through those games with three wins out of three, then Jürgen Klopp's side will have the chance to go top of the table at Christmas. With City away in the Club World Cup, the Reds will face Arsenal, who have tricky games against Aston Villa and Brighton in the build-up. Liverpool certainly has the edge in terms of an more favorable upcoming fixture list and now must take advantage.

Sunday showed Liverpool 2.0 is very much still a work in progress, but what an opportunity it could be for Klopp if he can go into January with his side top of the table. He may need reinforcements, especially if his side is hit by any more injuries, but we could be about to see just how far this side can go.

Liverpool player of the week

As if there was any doubt. Having been the Reds' hero at the Etihad, Alexander-Arnold once again stepped up late on to secure victory for his side in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Of course, his strike won't do anything to end the constant talk around his position in the side, and if anything he has perhaps strengthened the argument to move into midfield permanently. For the time being though, let's just enjoy another special moment from the Scouser in our team.

An honorable mention must also go to Wataru Endō, without whom we might be sitting here discussing a damaging defeat. With Liverpool's forwards not getting much joy, it needed something special to get the Reds back in the game, and he stepped up to deliver a brilliant strike from the edge of the box and breathe new life into their performance.