After going behind early, Liverpool eventually kicked into gear to beat Stoke City 4-1 to move back up to second place, six points behind Chelsea as the new year approaches.
The first 10 minutes saw a very lively Stoke take the game to Liverpool and their intensity eventually led to them taking the lead as John Walters headered home.
Joe Allen had a chance to further their lead just six minutes later after he got the ball away from James Milner and forced a great save from Mignolet before the follow up shot was blocked.
Adam Lalana found himself in open space within the box but his shot was deflected wide and off the corner a Firmino chance was cleared off the line by Peter Crouch as Liverpool fought to equalize.
The first 30 minutes of the game saw a very open and high paced game develop with both teams having their chances to attack and Stoke were starting to show that they came to Anfield intent on causing an upset.
Lalana eventually got the break through who got on the end of a Saido Mane ball in and managed to squeeze the ball into the back of the net to level the scores.
The goal lifted the crowd and with that a surge began from the Liverpool players who were suddenly looking like the threatening team of late as Stoke desperately tried to survive. With half time approaching it was not to be, as Firmino bounced the ball off both posts and into the goal to put Liverpool 2-1 up at half time.
The second half started sluggishly but on the brink of 60 minutes, Origi ran on to a ball out wide to cross it in and in trying to deny Saido Mane, Gianneli Imbula put the ball in the back of his own net to make it 3-1 to the hosts.
Daniel Sturridge added a fourth goal shortly after coming on as Ryan Shawcross gifted him with a one on one after a horrible back pass played the Reds striker in on goal to score the final goal of the match as Stoke went down 4-1 at Anfield.