Liverpool 1–1 Tottenham

Liverpool put a dent in Tottenham Hotspur’s title hope on Saturday evening when they shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for the Reds, before Harry Kane scored a brilliant goal to level the game and earned his side a point.

It is the second game in the row where the Reds have led during the game, but have failed to come away with the maximum amount of points in the end.

Jurgen Klopp recalled Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Alberto Moreno to the starting eleven, with Jon Flanagan missing, as well as Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke missing out due to injuries.

The Brazilian is expected to be back for the Borussia Dortmund game, but Benteke could miss the rest of the season.

During the first half, Klopp’s men had the better of the chances but failed to get a goal before the break thanks to some fine saves from Hugo Lloris.

This first major chance came when Coutinho threaded the ball through to Daniel Sturridge who found himself in acres of space and with all the time in the world to pick out a place to score. However the Englishman showed his rustiness by rushing his shot, hitting it first time straight at Lloris.

Adam Lallana was next to test the Frenchman when his mishit volley almost managed to bounce over Lloris, but did brilliant at full stretch to turn it behind for a corner.

It was the Reds who broke the deadlock early in the second half.

Arguably Liverpool’s player of the season, Coutinho opened the scoring in the game.

Daniel Sturridge played the ball to Coutinho just inside the box before the Brazilian expertly picked his spot and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner with a first time shot, which was his 10th goal this season.

Klopp’s men only led for around 10 minutes before an inevitable goal from Harry Kane leveled the game.

Christian Eriksen hounded down the ball which seemed all but lost, but his determination managed to allow him to play the ball to Kane in the box who used his strength to hold off Dejan Lovren and turn and strike to ball across the goal to beat Simon Mignolet.

It was a fine goal by the Englishman who has played a pivotal part in Spurs’ title surge this season.

The Reds could’ve had all three points they deserved with a late goal, but Coutinho who picked up the ball inside the box could only strike wide from a golden opportunity.

The Brazilian and Dejan Lovren shone throughout the match with both putting in a brilliant performance, which is very good news for fans.

Up next for the Reds is a return to Dortmund for Jurgen Klopp. The German will take his new side back to his old home where they face each other in the Europa League on Thursday.

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