Tottenham Hotspur Holds Liverpool At Anfield

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Liverpool suffered a huge blow in its hopes of winning the Premier League title as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in a thrilling encounter.

The hosts started with Senegalese International Sadio Mane in attack, supported by Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz. The visitors came with a front three of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk came closest to scoring before the halftime break when he headed a corner against the crossbar, while Diaz forced goalkeeper Hugo Lloris into a fine low save as the score was 0-0 at halftime.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk’s header hits the bar during match against Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham, who have emerged unbeaten from their games against Liverpool and City this season, were always a threat on the counter-attack and took the lead in brilliant fashion.

Kane did superbly to control a high ball and then played in Sessegnon on the right flank. His cross was met by the lethal Son, who tapped in his 20th goal of the season to silence the Liverpool supporters.

Son scores against Liverpool

Tottenham looked capable of holding on and moving into fourth spot. However, substitute Diaz found a way to preserve Liverpool’s 14-month unbeaten run at home in the Premier League.

The Colombian cut in from the left in the 74th minute and his shot took a deflection to beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to make the scores 1-1.

Luis Diaz scores goal against Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool laid siege to Tottenham’s goal they equalised as they dominated possession, that but Tottenham dug deep defensively as the match finished 1-1.

In the end a draw was a disappointing outcome for both clubs in their respective ambitions. Liverpool’s to reclaim the title, and Tottenham’s to finish in the top four.

“It is incredibly difficult to play against an opponent with world-class players and a world-class manager when they have had a week to prepare and we play every three days,” Klopp said.

“The dressing room is not flying, come on, but there are other games to play. We just have to keep going.”

Liverpool and Manchester City both have 83 points while Tottenham remain in fifth spot with 62 points, one behind fourth-placed Arsenal who host Leeds United on Sunday.

Reigning champions Manchester City can move three points clear with three games to play if they win their game in hand at home to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Premier League results

Brentford 3-0 Southampton

Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa

Chelsea 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 Manchester United

Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters/Premier League.

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