The home side took the lead in the first half through striker Roberto Firmino, as Liverpool seized control of the match to the delight of the Anfield crowd. But Spurs started to grow into the game after the break and it was Lucas Moura who scored the equaliser to drag Mauricio Pochettino‘s side level.
With time ticking down, it looked as though Liverpool would end the weekend in second place behind City, but a late Hugo Lloris error saw the Spurs goalkeeper parry the ball into Toby Alderweireld, who could not prevent the deflection from crossing the line and sparking wild celebrations. Re-live the action below.
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Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of today’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham, brought to you from Anfield.
Team news will be out an hour before kick-off at 3:30pm, with full build-up available here until we get underway at 4:30pm.
Liverpool could move back to the top of the Premier League with a victory over Spurs today. For Tottenham they could put some distance between themselves and the rest of the teams hoping for a top four place. As it stands only one point separates Tottenham, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp makes two changes to the side that started their victory at Fulham on 17 March.
Jordan Henderson and James Milner start while Fabinho and Adam Lallana drop out.
Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld come in for Tottenham as Eric Dier and Kyle Walker–Peters drop out.
3 mins: Liverpool 0 – 0 Spurs
Danny Rose heads the ball in an awkward way and the match is stopped whilst he gets a looking at from the physios.
Spurs have a throw in as the game gets going again but Liverpool force them back into their own half.
6 mins: Liverpool 0 – 0 Spurs
Mane flicks the ball to Salah on the edge of the box. Vertonghen doesn’t close him down and Salah takes a left footed shot but sends it way over the bar.
Matip slips as Eriksen makes a forward run and Tottenham are in on goal, Eriksen plays it to Moura but Alexander-Arnold comes across and covers it well.
9 mins: Liverpool 0 – 0 Spurs
Rose recovers the ball whilst under pressure from Salah, Spurs have started confidently Rose tries to find Kane in the box but Alexander-Arnold clears it away.
12 mins: Liverpool 0 – 0 Spurs
Tottenham break Liverpool’s lines in mid-field and sends the ball to Kane out on the left. Harry Kane holds the ball up well before slotting it back to Moura in the box. Moura doesn’t get a shot off and Liverpool get the ball away.
15 mins: Liverpool 0 – 0 Spurs
Robertson switches the play of the ball as Liverpool get bogged down on the left, they fare no better on the right as Kane is brought down and Spurs win a free kick.
18 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Liverpool come at Spurs again. Robertson puts another ball into the box that Davinson Sanchez heads away, it falls to Alexander-Arnold who shoots and narrowly misses the far post. Liverpool’s wing-backs are running the game at the minute.
21 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Robertson gets in behind the Tottenham defence again before passing the ball to Salah in the box. Salah does well to find Mane, who tries to curl the ball into the inside of the right-hand post but he misses, sending it wide instead.
24 mins: Liverpool 1 -0 Spurs
Alisson has been loose so far in this match, he comes bombing out of his box before realising he can’t catch the ball, instead the ball hits him in the chest bounces into the box and he then recovers it.
27 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Robertson runs down the left again and wins a corner against Alderweireld. Alexander-Arnold puts it in but the referee sees too much tussling in around the goalkeeper so he has to take it again. The second ball curls dramatically in the wind and hits the corner of the uprights.
30 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Tottenham look really open down the left. Milner and Robertson try to find some space for a cross but Trippier comes out this time and makes a block. A long ball from Liverpool comes into the box and Firmino gets the better of Sanchez but can’t find a red shirt to pass too, Spurs clear it away.
33 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Lucas Moura intercepts Henderson’s pass and Tottenham finds themselves in a little bit of space. Eriksen gives it to Alli who shoots and Alisson watches it go over the bar.
36 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Liverpool shoot forward quickly, Salah gets the ball turns quickly and sends it to Firmino, Firmino turns and gives it to Mane, who shoots and sends it wide.
41 mins: Liverpool 1 – 0 Spurs
Spurs try to make something work but only end up giving the ball back to Liverpool on the edge of their own box.
What time does it start?
Liverpool vs Tottenham kicks off at 4:30pm (GMT) on Sunday 31st March.
Where can I watch it?
Liverpool vs Tottenham will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels from 4:15pm.
Sky subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky GO app.
The match will also be available to watch via purchasing a NowTV day pass for £7.99.
Highlights will be shown at 10:30pm on BBC One.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Tottenham 1 (Lamela) Liverpool 2 (Wijnaldum, Firmino), Premier League, September 2018
Liverpool 2 (Salah 2) Tottenham 2 (Wanyama, Kane), Premier League, February 2018
Tottenham 4 (Kane 2, Son, Alli) Liverpool 1 (Salah), Premier League, October 2017
Liverpool 2 (Mane 2) Tottenham 0, Premier League, February 2017
Liverpool 2 (Sturridge 2) Tottenham 1 (Janssen), League Cup, October 2016
Liverpool to win: 6/10
Tottenham to win: 9/2
(Odds provided by Betfair)
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
A big game for both teams, but Tottenham’s poor domestic form in recent months means Liverpool have the edge here. As they’re likely to head into the match in second place, with Manchester City playing Fulham on Saturday, the onus is on Jurgen Klopp’s side to respond with three points. Tottenham will have to stop the in-form Sadio Mane, who has scored five goals in his last three games, and Liverpool have an excellent home record against Spurs, winning five of the last seven games in all competitions at Anfield.
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