Liverpool will go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League log if they trump Foxes Leicester City this evening.
Manchester City narrowly missed in their chance to maintain the four-point lead between them and Reds after suffering a bitter 2-1 defeat at the hands of Magpies at St James Park.
Reds will look to throttle further ahead and step on the gas when they face Leicester City tonight.
If they can pip the former Premier League champions, they could extend their lead at the top to seven points.
And could finally run away with that gulf of a lead over City this campaign.
However, City boss Pep Guardiola has rubbished talks his side have run out of fuel in a bid to catch Liverpool this latter half after losing to Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park.
The Spaniard said his side should not be written off the title race despite their shocking defeat at St James’ Park.
With just 14 Premier League games left on the horizon, and a flurry of fixtures still to come in the Champions League and FA Cup, “anything can still happen” claimed the former Barcelona boss.
“Well, it’s a lot of points if they go on to win, but we are in January, it’s not April or May. There are still many games and anything can happen,” Guardiola said.