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90' + 4'
D. Lovren
Mohamed Salah
T. Alderweireld
Own Goal
2 - 1
Lucas Moura
Yellow Card
Lucas Moura
C. Eriksen
1 - 1
Roberto Firmino
A. Robertson
1 - 0

Match Stats

48% 51%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 445 485
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The hosts had just three shots on target today, scoring from two of them. League leaders Liverpool were not exactly at their free-flowing best, but they managed to get the job done through yet another late strike. Next up for Klopp's men is a trip to Southampton on Friday, while Tottenham take on Crystal Palace in the first match in their new stadium in midweek.
Liverpool pick up a truly massive victory to leapfrog Man City into top spot, albeit having played a game more than their title rivals. The hosts took the lead through the only on-target attempt in the first half, coming via the head of Firmino, but a much-improved start to the second half saw Tottenham rewarded with a goal from Lucas. Spurs then missed a glorious opportunity as Sissoko fired the ball over the crossbar with just Alisson to beat, and that would prove to be a massive moment in the title race - and indeed the battle for a Champions League berth - as Salah's header was turned into his own net by Alderweireld in the final minute of the game. What incredible drama we have been treated to at Anfield!
90' + 5' Llorente, who has only been on the field for a couple of minutes, takes a blow to the head and needs patching up. We have played all four minutes of added time but there will now likely be another 60 seconds or so.
D. Lovren
Mohamed Salah
90' + 4' Klopp brings on a defender for an attacker, with Lovren introduced in place of Salah for the closing stages. Liverpool are nearly over the line!
90' + 2' The tension is unbearable from Liverpool's perspective. Tottenham probe away on the edge of the opposite box but there is no end product. Klopp is about to make another change to eat up some more seconds.
C. Eriksen
90' + 1' Llorente is brought on for Eriksen as Pochettino goes all out for an equaliser. There are three more minutes of added time to come.
T. Alderweireld
Own Goal
90' GOOOOOOAAAALLL!!! LIVERPOOL 2-1 TOTTENHAM! LIVERPOOL HAVE SURELY SNATCHED THE VICTORY!! Tottenham defend the corner but the ball comes back into the box. Salah heads it across goal, Lloris fails to keep hold of it and Alderweireld is the unfortunate player as the ball hits him and trickles over the line, almost in slow motion.
89' Alexander-Arnold sprays the ball out to Origi down the left and the substitute striker, being used out wide, wins Liverpool a corner. The hosts have been doing a lot more defending than attacking over the last five minutes. Can they make this set-piece count?
87' NEARLY! Son nods the ball to Eriksen, who lifts it into the path of Alli. The midfielder, who we have not seen a lot of in the final third today, curls the ball wide of Alisson's goal. Liverpool's supporters can barely look!
86' Tottenham are looking the more likely of the two sides to snatch a late winner. Son lays the ball across to Rose and Kane is waiting for the cross in the middle, but the full-back hits the ball out of play.
85' SHOCKING MISS! Titles are won and loss on such fine margins as this. Kane plays one of his trademark reverse passes in behind for Son, whose first touch sets Sissoko free. Liverpool only have Van Dijk back and he encourages Sissoko to take on the shot rather than playing it back to Son, and that proves a good choice as the midfielder misses the target with just Alisson to beat.
83' Alisson has had a bit of a shocker today. A simple pass out from the back is overhit straight out of play, relieving some of the pressure on Tottenham. 
B. Davies
Lucas Moura
82' Davies is brought on for Lucas, so Rose will again have to shift position on the left-hand side.
81' It has been a constant spell of pressure for Liverpool over the last five minutes. Another corner is won, which Alexander-Arnold - for the third time today - swings straight out of play.
Lucas Moura
Yellow Card
80' Lucas is cautioned for dragging down Salah, who was leading Liverpool's counter.
79' Alexander-Arnold's corner drops in a perfect zone to be attacked. Van Dijk makes contact with the ball and it also hits Firmino in front of Lloris, but the Tottenham goalkeeper is able to pounce on the loose ball.
J. Milner
77' Milner is replaced by Fabinho in the second of Liverpool's double change. 
D. Origi
J. Henderson
77' Klopp brings on Henderson for Origi in his first change of the contest.
76' LLORIS TIPS IT OVER! This would have been quite some goal from Alexander-Arnold. The full-back - Liverpool's most dangerous player - cuts back onto his left foot and tries to pick out the far corner from the edge of the box. Lloris gets a fingertip to the ball - it was going in without the goalkeeper's intervention.
74' This is promising for Liverpool as Alexander-Arnold is managing to get into some promising positions in behind, as he did repeatedly in the opening quarter of the game. The full-back's cross is cleared as far as Henderson, who loops the ball behind for a goal-kick.
72' There are a few groans around Anfield as Liverpool are guilty of attempting one pass too many. Mane feeds the ball to Salah and the out-of-form forward tries to dink it over the top of Tottenham's compact defence, rather than perhaps going for goal.
C. Eriksen
70' Eriksen claims the assist for teeing up Lucas in front of goal, but Kane deserves mention for taking the free-kick before Liverpool could set themselves defensively. However, the ball may have been moving when he made contact so that could prove a contentious one.
Lucas Moura
70' GOOOOAAALLL!!! LIVERPOOL 1-1 TOTTENHAM! What a huge goal this could be not just in the title picture but also in the race for a top-four finish. Kane's quick thinking pays off as his diagonal free-kick from deep is brought under control by Trippier towards the right and fed to Eriksen, who rolls it across to Lucas to finish from close range. 
Son Heung-Min
D. Sánchez
69' Son comes on for Sanchez for the final 20 minutes, likely meaning another tactical tweak.
68' SALAH FIRES OVER! Another disappointing one for Salah, as he is given time and space to get a shot away but cannot keep it down. Lloris is happy to watch it sail over his crossbar.
67' Lloris is unable to gather a left-sided cross and he is grateful that it goes behind for another Liverpool corner. Alexander-Arnold takes it and manages to pick out Van Dijk, but Sissoko puts the defender under pressure and he cannot get a shot away.
65' The tempo of the match has dropped just a tad over the past couple of minutes. Tottenham are looking good value for a goal, though, with Eriksen's cross from the right being cut out for a corner by Matip. Klopp must surely be tempted to make a change for the final 20 minutes.
63' Liverpool have had nine shots, compared to Tottenham's eight, with one apiece on target. The home side are having to focus more on defending than attacking at the moment, as Van Dijk gets on the end of another cross into the box.
61' More than an hour has been at Anfield but both managers are holding off from making a change. It has been an incredibly tense second half so far; a half that Tottenham have edged on the whole.
60' Liverpool work a two-on-two counter but Vertonghen does very well to deny Salah a route through on goal. Firmino tees it up for Henderson, whose shot from the edge of the box is blocked. Both teams are really going for it now.
58' Trippier is played in on the overlap down the right but his cross is miscued behind. The full-back clutches his hamstring - Pochettino may be forced into a change.
57' INCREDIBLE BLOCK! Kane's powerful shot is parried by Alisson into the path of Eriksen. The Denmark playmaker gets a shot away from 12 yards but Robertson pounces on him in a flash and it deflects behind for a corner. That is by far and away Tottenham's best opportunity of the match so far.
56' This has turned into an incredibly scrappy game. Neither team has managed to keep hold of possession in this second period and, while Tottenham have had more of the ball - 58 per cent to 42 per cent - they are struggling to create anything. Liverpool are looking the more dangerous, with Firmino heading over the bar from 12 yards.
54' We are approaching the stage in the game when both managers will be looking towards their respective benches. Son is among the players warming up - this seems like the perfect type of game for him. The sides are taking it in turn to enjoy spells on the ball.
52' The only shot on target by either side in the game so far came via Firmino's goal in the 16th minute. Firmino's goal was the 1300th Spurs have conceded in the Premier League - only Everton (1307) have conceded more.
50' HEADED OVER! Alexander-Arnold works the corner short to Milner and the midfielder's cross is headed over the bar by Van Dijk. Tottenham switched off for a moment there.
49' Vertonghen is now playing at left-back and Rose is in more of a right-wing position. Liverpool have not been at full flow for a while, but they are continuing to probe away. Wijnaldum gets in a good position but his cross is cut out by Sanchez.
47' Tottenham have started the second half in a positive manner. A flowing move ends with Eriksen firing over the target from 25 yards.
46' RESTART! Liverpool, on course to return to the top of the Premier League, get us back up and running at Anfield!
Having found a solution to deal with Liverpool's attacking threats out wide, Pochettino is unlikely to make any changes at the break. Tottenham arguably ended the first half on top, but they have lacked any sort of end product so we may well see Son at some point. The hosts, meanwhile, have the likes of Lallana, Origi and Shaqiri on the bench should they wish to change things slightly in an attacking sense.
Firmino's header after 16 minutes has given Liverpool a one-goal lead at the break. Tottenham struggled to cope with Alexander-Arnold and Robertson in the opening quarter of the match, with the latter sending in the cross that Firmino converted, but Pochettino - up in the stands today - tinkered with things midway through and the game has been a lot more balanced since then. The closest either side came to a second goal in the opening period, though, was Mane's curler that ended inches wide.
45' Tottenham do not look all that convincing as they scramble the ball clear. Kane, out on the right-hand side, has a chance to break in behind but he is forced off the pitch.
44' Liverpool have finally managed to take the sting out of the game by stringing together a few passes of their own, mainly between their midfielders and defenders. Their two full-backs are no longer being given freedom of the flanks, which has made a big difference.
42' This has been a good spell of sustained pressure for Tottenham. The home side have had 61 per cent of the ball overall, but it is their opponents who are the side currently on top as we edge closer to half-time. Wijnaldum barges into Rose to concede a free-kick.
40' The game has become a lot more evenly matched since Pochettino tweaked his formation. Lucas drags a half-volley off target from 25 yards and Eriksen very nearly picks out the run of Alli in behind from the next attack. Liverpool could do with the half-time whistle so that they can regroup.
38' INCHES WIDE! Mane controls the ball with his left foot and curls it towards goal with his right from the next touch. The in-form forward starts to wheel away thinking he has found the bottom corner, but it ends just wide of the target.
37' Pochettino, sat in the Anfield stands today, has tinkered with his formation by going with four across midfield. That has worked well as Spurs are seeing more of the ball, though Kane is unable to pick out Lucas with his cross towards the back post.
35' Kane tries to catch out Alisson with an early shot, but Van Dijk gets between the ball and the goal. Up the other end, Mane's cross is blocked behind for a corner, from which Alexander-Arnold again curls the ball straight out of play without a touch.
33' GOOD ATTEMPT! Lucas heads the ball into Alli's path and the England midfielder exchanges passes with Eriksen outside the box. It sits up nicely for him to take on the shot, with the ball spinning over Alisson's crossbar.
32' Firmino manages to take the ball from the feet of Sanchez, who is bailed out by Vertonghen in the middle. That came from another pretty simple ball in behind the Tottenham defence.
30' Tottenham counter and, had he been a few inches taller, Alli would have been getting on the end of this right-sided cross. A delivery from the opposite flank then goes through the Liverpool box without a telling touch. This is better from Tottenham.
28' Alexander-Arnold's corner, when he is finally allowed to take it, hits the frame of the Tottenham goal after being carried by the wind. Lloris will say that he had it covered, no doubt!
27' Only Man City (19) have won more points than Liverpool (13) in Premier League meetings between the big six this season, while only Man Utd (six) have won fewer points than Tottenham in such matches (seven).
25' That is the second or third time that Alisson has looked a bit nervy. Liverpool cannot afford to gift their opponents a goal.
24' Rose launches the ball forward and it looks like being a simple catch for Alisson. The goalkeeper realises he is outside his box, though, and at the last minute he decides to go with his head, knocking it against Milner. Fortunately for Alisson the loose ball drops right in front of him and not in the path of Kane.
22' Firmino produces a delightful throughball for Salah to get on the end of. Sanchez reads the danger, though, and his sliding challenge on the Liverpool forward is perfectly timed - that would have been a penalty had he got it wrong.
20' Robertson gets in behind down the left and squares the ball to Salah. The Egypt forward works it onto his right, but he passes the ball to Wijnaldum, who tees up Mane to fire wide of the target. Spurs are really struggling now.
18' CLOSE! Sticking with the theme of Liverpool's full-backs being given time and space, Alexander-Arnold fires a controlled half-volley wide of the target. Liverpool are well on top after opening the scoring through Firmino a couple of minutes ago.
A. Robertson
16' Robertson, just like Alexander-Arnold on the opposite flank, is being given far too much space. This deep delivery was right on the money for Firmino to guide home.
Roberto Firmino
16' GOOOAAALLL!!! LIVERPOOL 1-0 TOTTENHAM! Liverpool open the scoring through the first on-target attempt of the contest. The hosts' two full-backs have been given plenty of space so far - a big disadvantage of Tottenham's 3-5-2 formation - and Robertson makes the most of it. Firmino gets between Vertonghen and Sanchez to meet Robertson's delivery, heading the ball into the ground and past Lloris.
15' Liverpool have started to grow into the match over the last couple of minutes. The sustained pressure leads to nothing more than a couple of crosses into the box, though, and Kane has won his side a free-kick to give them a chance to regroup.
14' Alexander-Arnold's cross from the right, after being given space to run into, is well blocked by first man Sanchez. The loose ball is cleared away.
13' The visitors are having the better of things at Anfield. Liverpool have not really got going so far, failing to really put together a serious attack of note. A long ball forward is comfortably dealt with by Trippier towards the Tottenham right.
11' WELL WIDE! Alexander-Arnold is pulled out of position and Kane does well to pick out an unmarked Lucas in the middle. The Brazil forward has the chance to shoot but fails to do so, and it is eventually blasted wide of the target by Sissoko from further out.
9' Moura drags the ball wide from the corner - a disappointing end to some positive Spurs play. Tottenham are having some joy through the middle of the park in these early stages, pushing their opponents back.
7' Matip slips and that nearly proves costly as Eriksen gets on the end of Kane's chested pass. Eriksen tries to slide it through for Lucas, but Alexander-Arnold gets across to the ball before the Spurs forward can strike goalwards.
5' Salah, who has not been in the best of form over the past couple of months, curls a shot well off target from outside the box. The Egypt forward had better options but opted to go for the early shot. 
3' Rose has been given the green light to return to the field after that early scare. The Spurs defender is right back in the thick of things, preventing Wijnaldum from bursting clear down Liverpool's right.
2' There is a stoppage in play with less than two minutes on clock as Rose is complaining of a head injury, 10 seconds or so after heading a long ball clear. He looks a little dazed.
1' KICK-OFF! Tottenham, who entered the international break on the back of a poor run of form, get us underway at Anfield!
The two teams are now out on the field at Anfield and we are moments away from kick-off.
Liverpool have lost just one of their last 24 home Premier League games against Tottenham - a 2-0 defeat in May 2011 when Kenny Dalglish was in charge. Spurs have won just one of their last 12 league encounters with Liverpool overall, coming out on top 4-1 at Wembley in October 2017.
Pochettino has also made a couple of changes to his starting line-up following the 2-1 loss to strugglers Southampton on March 9. Trippier, who did not feature for England over the international break, replaces Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back, and Alderweireld is in for injured midfielder Eric Dier. That second change will likely mean the visitors going with a 3-5-2 formation. Sissoko, Eriksen and Alli are selected in central midfield, so this is an attack-minded XI named by Pochettino - perhaps through necessity rather than choice.
Liverpool show a couple of changes from their win at Craven Cottage 14 days ago, welcoming back Milner and Henderson in midfield. Fabinho and Lallana drop down to the bench, joined by Keita and Shaqiri, who have both shaken off injuries to take a place in the matchday squad. Henderson also picked up a knock on international duty with England, but Klopp has decided to go with plenty of energy in the middle of the park, as he so often does in these big fixtures. The starting line-up is pretty much as expected, spearheaded by Salah, Firmino and in-form forward Mane.
Tottenham subs: Ben Davies, Oliver Skipp, Juan Foyth, Fernando Llorente, Paulo Gazzaniga, Victor Wanyama, Son Heung-Min.
TOTTENHAM (3-5-2): Hugo Lloris (c); Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen; Kieran Trippier, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Danny Rose; Harry Kane, Lucas Moura.
Liverpool subs: Adam Lallana, Fabinho, Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita, Divock Origi, Simon Mignolet, Xherdan Shaqiri.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; James Milner, Jordan Henderson (c), Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Every game has plenty riding on it between now and the end of the season, and it is no different on Merseyside today as Tottenham are also in desperate need of a positive result. Spurs have lost three and drawn one of their last four top-flight matches, allowing Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea to close the gap. Having been tipped as outside title contenders just a month or so ago, Mauricio Pochettino's men are now at risk of dropping out of the top four entirely. They head into this match level on points with United and a point better off than Arsenal and Chelsea, with the latter playing a game more. 
Liverpool, who dropped back down to second place following Manchester City's 2-0 win at Fulham on Saturday, face the toughest of their remaining tests as they welcome third-place Tottenham to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's side required a late penalty from James Milner to overcome Fulham a couple of weeks ago, making it back-to-back victories in the top flight, and they will be targeting another three-point haul today to leapfrog City at the summit. 
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