The history books have it more often than not that if a team is top when the turkey dinners are handed out, then they will celebrate again with the title come the end of the season. Not always.
The 21-year-old concluded his 2019 season with a bang, lifting the ATP Finals crown in London on his debut in the tournament to end his year at No.6 in the world.
India — which is home to more than 450 million smartphone users and maintains relatively lax laws to support an open market — has naturally emerged as an attractive battleground for developers worldwide.
"The difference between winning and losing was made shots versus missed shots," James said.
Japanese international Takumi Minamino signed for Champions League holders Liverpool on Thursday for a reported fee of 7.25 million pounds (.5 million) from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg, the Premier League leaders announced.
Liverpool - whose senior squad are preparing for Saturday's Club World Cup final in Qatar - activated Minamino's release clause last week.
Assuming that Klopp can get his side over the line this campaign to end their run, what of the other teams who have been top at Christmas and failed? Going further than that - and paying a nod to success now given to the top-four UEFA Champions League places - what has happened to the sides, Liverpool aside, who have been in the top four during these last 26 seasons but are also yet to win the league?
"It's a very sad night for Rayo and the sport," said Rayo club president Raul Martin Presa.