All leagues except for the Barclays Premier League remain on a winter break^, so, a look at the Top Billings in the EPL this weekend.
Top Billing of the week - Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Liverpool sit one position higher than Newcastle in the table with only a single point difference. So a win for Newcastle, who have been surprisingly impressive this season, will turn the tables! A stern test for the Reds to show their mettle.
Fixture: 7:45pm GMT, 30th Dec, 2011
Other major fixtures - 31st Dec, 2011 and 1st Jan, 2012:
Man Utd host Blackburn Rovers - 12:45pm GMT
Arsenal host QPR - 3pm GMT
Chelsea host Aston Villa - 3pm GMT
Swansea host Tottenham - 3pm GMT
Sunderland host Man City - 3pm GMT
Chelsea and Arsenal both face pretty tough opponents. Also, both teams have a difference of only one point between them. Now that makes an interesting bet on who'd enter 2012 sitting in the coveted Fourth place!
^The Winter Break in Serie A and La Liga lasts until January 7, 2012 while in League 1 until January 14, 2012 and in Bundesliga until January 20, 2012.