Liverpool ended a five-game winless run in the Premier League to move back into the top four with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Thursday as Spurs also lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury.
Manchester United reached the FA Cup fifth round thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool on Sunday.
A remarkable 68-game unbeaten run in the league at Anfield came to an end in shock fashion as Burnley became the first visiting side to emerge victorious in nearly four years.
Liverpool have now failed to win in five consecutive Premier League games to slip to fourth in the table, six points behind leaders Manchester United.
Premier League: Victory against Crystal Palace ensured Liverpool will lead the league at Christmas for a third successive season and on this evidence will take some catching in the new year.
Jose Mourinho said Tottenham must learn to kill games off if they are to win a first league title in 60 years after Roberto Firmino's late winner earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over his side on Wednesday.
Brazil have already beaten Bolivia (5-0) and Peru (4-2) and top the South American qualifying table with Argentina second.
Second-placed Liverpool are level on points with leaders Everton, who have a superior goal difference and play their game in hand at Southampton on Sunday.
Brazil romped to a 5-0 victory over Bolivia, which sent them top of the South American World Cup qualifying table.
Brazil's female players such as Marta, Formiga and Leticia Santos will receive the same fees and allowances as global superstars such as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson said Alisson Becker is calm under pressure, like World Cup-winning Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo.
Champions League: Marcos Llorente's extra-time double helped Atletico Madrid grab a 3-2 win on the night over Liverpool and 4-2 victory on aggregate.
Sadio Mane scored the winner with nine minutes left as Liverpool moved 22 points clear of second placed Manchester City.
Roberto Firmino's late winner opened up a 16-point lead for Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves.
Liverpool have earned 61 points from a possible 63 in 21 games to streak 16 points clear at the top and with a game in hand over second-placed Leicester.
Roberto Firmino scored twice from Trent Alexander-Arnold crosses either side of James Milner's penalty before the brilliant Alexander-Arnold rounded off the scoring himself.
The Club World Cup triumph completes a fabulous year for Liverpool, with a third piece of silverware to go with the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.
Roberto Firmino scored in injury-time to give Liverpool a hard-fought 2-1 win over Monterrey of Mexico on Wednesday.