Liverpool lost ground in the title race after rescuing a draw in a breathless encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The highly-charged clash was filled with contorversy, leading to Jürgen Klopp’s side dropping points at Tottenham for the first time in over four years.
Despite a high tempo start from Liverpool, it was the home side who struck first. After being played in by Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane struck the ball into the corner of the net past the outstretched arms of Alisson, delivering Spurs an early lead. That lead should’ve been doubled as Dele Alli broke free, but the Brazilian goalkeeper produced a phenomenal save to deny him. The visitors found an equaliser when Sadio Mané lofted a cross into Diogo Jota, and the forward nodded home to level the proceedings ten minutes before HT, capping off a thoroughly entertaining first period.
Spurs grew into the game in the second half, causing the Liverpool backline a host of problems, but Kane missed a couple of gilt-edged chanches to restore the lead. It was Klopp’s men who would finally break the deadlock with just over 20 minutes left. Trent Alexander-Arnold capitalised on a goal-line scramble to send the ball across the box to Andy Robertson who nodded the ball home to put the visitors ahead. Their celebrations wouldn’t last long though, being pegged back just four minutes later. A howler from Alisson would allow Heung-Min Son in behind to stick the ball into an empty net to restore the level scoreline.
It would go from bad to worse for the ‘Reds’ as the goal-scorer Robertson was sent off for a reckless challenge moments later, leaving Liverpool with one less man for the final fifteen minutes. Fortunately for the Scottish skipper, the visitors would see out the remaining minutes and hold onto a hard-fought point. Tottenham’s failure to collect all three points will come as no surprise, as the North Londoners had only won one of their last 17 Premier League games against Liverpool coming into tonight’s clash.
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