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Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Spurs miss the chance to go to within two points of Leicester.
  • Harry Kane striker cancels out Philippe Coutinho goal
  • Leaders Leicester host Southampton on Sunday [3 April].
Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal to rescue a point at Anfield. Getty Images

Full time: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham miss the chance to go to within two points of Leicester, and instead now trail the Foxes by four points ahead of their game against Southampton after being held by Liverpool. Harry Kane cancelled out Philippe Coutinho's opener to grab a point but the reaction from Mauricio Pochettino at the final whistle suggests he is disappointed with the point despite it bringing them closer to the top.

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Another chance for Spurs and Toby Alderweireld is the man, heading wide from a near-post effort. Looks like the points will be shared.

Mousa Dembele forces a fine slow saw from Mignolet. Tottenham pressing for a winner.

Christian Eriksen curls a free-kick wide of the Liverpool goal. The final chance? Don't bet on it.

Coutinho has been mesmeric this afternoon and he should have a second as he collects the ball 15 yards out but shoots only wide. Tottenham riding their luck. Now Lloris keeps out Henderson's drive. The hosts having a second wind here.

Dele Alli sees the chance to win the game get away from him, letting the ball get away from him and Mignolet smothers the ball.

A sweeping Tottenham counter-attack almost sees them take the lead. Erikson puts Chadli away through the middle but after hesitating his shot is blocked behind.

Divock Origi replaces Daniel Sturridge for the final 18 minutes.

How did Liverpool not retake the lead? Coutinho thrashes the cross right across the face of goal and the ball evades Danny Rose and Sakho at the back post.

Nacer Chadli on for Son for Tottenham. Mid-way through the second half.

All Tottenham now and Mignolet makes a fine save to keep out Eriksen.

Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

A goal out of nothing for Spurs and what a finish from Harry Kane. Christian Eriksen recovers the ball some a near-impossible position hooks the ball back to Kane who turns Lovren and fires the ball into the opposite corner past Mignolet.

Heung-min Son misses what must be Tottenham's best chance. He takes a pass over the top on the full but volleys wide of Mignolet's goal, from about eight yards out.

Tottenham in danger of going under here and Sturridge almost makes it two. Coutinho nips in to cut out Walker's pass to Kane and floats a cross to the back post where Sturridge just can't grow in time to keep his header down and it goes over Lloris' crossbar.

Liverpool have come alive and Daniel Sturridge senses a second but Alderweireld makes the decisive block. No sign of the intensity of this game relenting.

Goal: Liverpool 1-0 Tottenham (Philippe Coutinho)

The Premier League's best defence is sliced open and Liverpool put a dent in Tottenham's title hopes. Coutinho exchanges passes with Sturridge, ghosts into the penalty area and side-foots past Lloris.

Harry Kane floats a cross over the Liverpool defence and Alli breaks in behind but can't flick his header on target and Mignolet collects. Liverpool struggling to break out with so many players behind the ball.

Tottenham trying to go through the middle and coming up against a weight of Liverpool bodies. Fine game this, but you feel despite the deluge of chances one goal might be enough.

Underway in the second half at Anfield. No changes at the break.

Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

Entertaining half at Anfield. Chances for both sides, the better of them for Liverpool in the form of Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, but Hugo Lloris has been imperious. Spurs have been impressive though Dele Alli has been very much on the edge of the contest. Leicester will start against Southampton four points clear as things stand.

Rose moving gingerly on the far touchline but looks like he will be ok to continue.

Danny Rose down after a challenge from Emre Can. Jon Moss played the advantage byt Tottenham have kicked the ball out so he can get treatment.

Kane delays his shot on goal and Liverpool survive again, but Lloris is into the action again at the other end. Lallana hooks a volley goalwards and the Spurs skipper palms the ball away.

Opening coming with greater regularity for Liverpool and now Lallana takes aim, forcing Lloris into a decent save low down to his left. Good spell this for the hosts just before the break.

Liverpool should be ahead. Daniel Sturridge is put clean through by Coutinho, takes it early and is kept out by Lloris. Big chance.

Liverpool are at sixes and sevens at the back at times and Spurs are regularly getting sights of Simon Mignolet's goal. Son dashes through a number of challenges before Sakho misses the ball in his own box and Henderson eventually clears.

The Kop thinks Liverpool have been awarded a penalty when Milner goes down under Alli's sliding challenge, with Jon Moss in the direction of the spot but as it turns out he is merely awarding a goal-kick. Thank goodness, as it might have been the worst decision of the season had he given it.

Clear chance for Spurs. Sakho brings the ball down but shows too much of it to Kane and Tottenham suddenly have a four on two situation. Kane hands onto the ball and in two minds, whips the ball across goal which evades Eriksen at the back post.

First booking of the day as Philippe Coutinho is booked for diving. The Brazilian pick-pockets Eriksen and drives on goal, nicks the ball past Alderweireld but under no contact goes down claiming a free-kick. Jon Moss is right on the spot and dishes out a deserves caution.

Hugo Lloris forced into his first real save of the evening and it came via an effort from his own play. Alberto Moreno drills a cross back and Son dives in to intercept it but only directs the ball towards his own goal where Lloris gets down and palms the ball beyond. Very good save from the Frenchman.

Plenty of questions over Simon Mignolet over his role at Liverpool, and they are likely to swell after another bout of uncertainty. A loose ball runs through to the Belgian, who hesitates outside his area, allowing Harry Kane to close in and his clearance bounces off the England man and goes over. Hardly convincing from the Reds stopper.

Corner for Spurs as Lovren blocks Son's shot. entertaining start to this game with encouragement for both sides. The set-piece comes to nothing as Dele Alli heads to Mignolet.

Liverpool make their first threatening foray in Tottenham territory and twice could have taken the lead. First Milner benefit from a decoy run from Sturridge but after his first touch gets away from him Wimmer blocks his shot, before the loose ball is hit goalwards by Coutinho and saved easily by Lloris

First effort in anger comes from Tottenham. Walker and Son exchange passes and tee up Eriksen, who with his weaker left food stings the hands of Mignolet who does well to push it away from danger after the ball came through a host of bodies. From the next phase of play Son finds the Dane again who clatters the ball against the crossbar, but the offside flag is raised.

The set piece runs through to Coutinho, whose shot is blocked by Harry Kane. Liverpool recycle the ball and from Moreno's cross, Lloris claims the ball.

Early chance for Spurs as the visitors' pressing gives Kyle Walker the chance to put Son free but he overhits it. Liverpool back in possession and they win an attacking free-kick on the right hand side.

Underway at Anfield. Big evening ahead in the context of the rest of the season.

Players on their way out at Anfield. We have already had 25 goals in out seven matches today. The way both teams are lined up suggest we could be in for some more in a pivotal game in the title race. Tottenham under pressure to send a message to Leicester.

Around a quarter of an hour away from the start at Anfield. There may not be much riding on this game for Liverpool, but Tottenham have the title within tantalising reach. How will Mauricio Pochettino's side react to having to set the pace this weekend? We're not long from finding out.

Full time in all of the six 3pm games. Wins for Arsenal and Man City against Watford and Bournemouth while West Ham are held by Crystal Palace.

At the bottom, Norwich have beaten Newcastle, Stoke have drawn with Swansea and Sunderland have drawn 0-0 with West Brom.

The 3pm kick-offs are coming to an end across the country. Arsenal and Manchester City keep their vague title hopes alive with heavy wins, while West Ham look set to lose ground on the top four as they are being held by Crystal Palace.

Tottenham make just one change from the win over Bournemouth, and is an enforced one as the injured Erik Lamela is replaced by Heung-min Son.

Three changes for Liverpool from the 3-2 loss to Southampton prior to the international break. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Alberto Moreno are back in, with Jon Flanagan, Joe Allen and Divock Origi all missing out.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Son, Alli; Kane.

Players arriving at Anfield.

With Arsenal looking likely to close the gap to their north London neighbours, Tottenham are under pressure to react and make the first move in a Premier League weekend, something they have rarely been able to do. The Europa League has ensured Spurs have often had to come from behind but today they can set the pace and pile the pressure on Leicester tomorrow. It could be the opportunity chance to do so for the rest of the season, with Leicester playing before the north Londoners for the rest of the month.

It surely will not have evaded your attention that there are six Premier League games going on this afternoon. While you're waiting for Liverpool vs Tottenham, head this way to our live blog where you can keep abreast of all the goals as they go in.

We're expecting the teams to be confirmed in the next half an hour or so, but what do we already know about how both sides will line up?

Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are both unlikely to feature due to hamstring and knee injuries, but a host of players are available again for Liverpool including James Milner and Alberto Moreno.

Erik Lamela is likely to miss out after picking up an injury while on international duty with Argentina, while Jan Vertonghen is yet to recover from a knee injury. Toby Alderweireld is set to start despite missing Belgium's defeat to Portugal through illness.

Firmly on the home stretch in the title race, it is now the turn of Tottenham to dust off the cobwebs which have formed over the international break and make final push towards a first title for 55 years. Spurs can close to gap to Leicester to two points ahead of their game against Southampton, but they must first overcome a Liverpool team who will have one eye on their Europa League last eight first leg against Jurgen Klopp's former side Borussia Dortmund on Thursday. Team news and updates from Anfield on the way.