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Full-time: Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Honours even in thrilling heavyweight Premier League contest at Anfield after a truly remarkable finish
  • Harry Kane nets a last-gasp penalty for Tottenham and reaches his century of top-flight goals just minutes after an initial miss from 12 yards is punished by Mohamed Salah
  • Substitute Victor Wanyama equalises with a piledriver into the top corner that gave Loris Karius no chance
  • Salah gives the hosts a third-minute lead after a wretched mistake from Eric Dier
  • No Liverpool player has reached the 20-goal mark in the Premier League faster than the Egyptian international
  • Tottenham remain fifth, two points behind Liverpool in third
  • 14.15 GMT - Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

That is all from IBTimes UK for now, but be sure to join us for live coverage of that clash at Vicarage Road on Monday.

Until then, it's goodnight.

From unadulterated joy to anger and despair for Klopp, who will be seething after that ending.

Those two Tottenham penalties will be subject to plenty of debate over the coming days, that much seems certain.

The draw means things stay as they are in terms of positioning, though Chelsea will leapfrog Liverpool into third if they beat Watford tomorrow night.


Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham

A chance for everyone to catch their breath after a truly chaotic finish...

No mistake this time from Kane, who celebrates in front of the Kop after levelling the score with virtually the last kick of the game.

Just astonishing.

Harry Kane

Goal: Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

Lamela goes down after a swing from Van Dijk and the referee's assistant signals for another Tottenham spot-kick. Moss initially doesn't seem interested before eventually giving it.

A shot at redemption for Kane...


What is going on?!

What an incredible finish to this game.

Kane looks crestfallen and Klopp embarks on a Mourinho-esque sprint down the touchline after Salah weaves his way through the Spurs defence before netting what will surely prove to be the winning goal.

Gloriously quick feet.

Jurgen Klopp

Goal: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham (Mohamed Salah)

Eriksen's cross deflects back off of his midriff for a Liverpool goal kick. Four minutes of added time signalled.



Kane's powerful effort down the middle is parried by Karius and Van Dijk prevents Lamela from turning in the rebound.

Wonderful drama inside the last five minutes at Anfield.

The penalty decision stands...

Where is VAR when you need it, eh?!

Kane, who looked to come from an offside position, knocks the ball past Karius and is brought down by the Liverpool goalkeeper.

Referee Moss points to the spot before going over to consult with his assistant on the near side...


Barely a minute after coming off the bench, Wanyama equalises for Spurs.

Can cannot clear after Karius punches away an Eriksen cross and the Kenyan midfielder almost bursts the net with an unstoppable piledriver into the top corner.

That was an absolute belter.

Victor Wanyama

Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham (Victor Wanyama)

Alexander-Arnold concedes another corner that is cleared. Tottenham back on the offensive straightaway.

Klopp withdraws Milner and sends on another centre-back in Matip. Liverpool look to be going three at the back in an attempt to push on their full-backs and meet Tottenham's wide threat head on.

Pochettino's second change sees Victor Wanyama replace Dembele.

Lovren positions himself very well to block a cross from the left and Kane heads over after an aerial challenge with Karius.

An attacking change from Pochettino as we enter the final 20 minutes at Anfield.

Erik Lamela replaces Sanchez.

Lovren beats Son to a lofted pass forward and Alli takes a tumble in the box under minimal pressure from Robertson.

The England midfielder is deservedly cautioned for simulation - and not for the first time.

Tottenham continue to dominate this second half as Lovren intercepts Alli's low pass and Alexander-Arnold comes across to meet Trippier's inswinging delivery from the right.

The ball then squirts through to a grateful Karius.

Mane makes way for Wijnaldum and Henderson hands his captain's armband to Milner before trudging off.

Could that be another injury setback for the Liverpool skipper? It looked like Can was going to be the man to go off originally.

Tottenham continue to build pressure and earn another free-kick after Liverpool botch the chance to counter.

The offside flag is once again raised against Kane. Liverpool are about to send on Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Trippier goes off for treatment after Milner is booked for a bad foul on the Tottenham right-back.

Kane heads Eriksen's subsequent free-kick straight at Karius but is flagged offside.

Karius denies Son an equaliser and Alli turns the rebound wide. A much better spell for Spurs, this.

Heung-Min Son

Salah comes streaming forward again for Liverpool but this time his final ball is found wanting.

End-to-end stuff again in the second half.

Almost another disaster for Dier as Tottenham try to work the ball out from the back and invite huge pressure.

They eventually get it forward and Davies finds Eriksen, whose cross is too high for Kane. Better from the visitors.

Dembele is caught in possession by Mane and gives away a free-kick midway inside the Tottenham half.

Robertson's delivery is flicked on by Lovren and hacked away by Sanchez. Lloris gathers the loose follow-up ball from Alexander-Arnold.

The second half is off and running.

Liverpool immediately go on the attack but Alexander-Arnold miscues his cross.


An enjoyable and combative first half played at a decent pace. Liverpool look relatively good value for their lead, given to them when Salah picked off Dier's poor pass and notched his 20th league goal of the season after only three minutes.

Tottenham, despite monopolising possession, have been notably off the pace for long stretches, certainly in comparison to their performance against Manchester United on Wednesday, but are still well in this.


Liverpool 1-0 Tottenham

Dembele is lucky to avoid a booking as he frustratedly hacks down Mane. There have been no shortage of naughty challenges in this match thus far.

Just the one minute of added time signalled at the end of this first half.

Alexander-Arnold wipes out Davies as the momentum from an attempted interception carries him through.

The young Liverpool right-back waits nervously before being shown a yellow card.

Can vs Dembele looks to be a battle that is heating up nicely.

Eriksen's deep free-kick is headed away by Robertson before Dembele's crisp half-volley is dealt with by Karius.

Alli defends well at the near post after another errant Tottenham pass invites more trouble.

Liverpool keep the attack alive and Lovren's dangerous ball is repelled by Vertonghen.

Heung-Min Son tees up Eriksen for a strike that is well saved by Karius. However, the offside flag had long since been - incorrectly - raised.

Van Dijk looked to be playing him on.

Trippier brings down Milner and Liverpool have another free-kick on the left wing.

This time Van Dijk rises above Dembele to connect with a powerful header that is held by the diving Lloris.

Virgil van Dijk

After being fouled by Vertonghen, Salah sends in a useful free-kick that is headed well over by the imposing Van Dijk.

Tottenham take a quick free-kick after Alli is barged over by a retreating Emre Can. Trippier's underhit cross from the right is steered away by Milner and Liverpool can break.

Kane, who has been uncharacteristically quiet during this opening 25 minutes or so, sees a curling right-footed strike deflected behind by Lovren.

Davies' corner is punched clear by Karius.

Tottenham earn a corner off Lovren that is headed up into the air by Van Dijk.

A rogue touch from Andy Robertson almost plays in Kane, who is dealt with by Milner. He wants a penalty but certainly won't get one.

Ben Davies produces a crunching tackle on Alexander-Arnold, who also makes an important interception and provides a superb cross that is glanced wide by Firmino.

Milner's shot from a difficult angle takes a big deflection off Sanchez before drifting wide. A panicked Lloris did sort of a double dive there.

Liverpool work the corner short and Salah eventually shoots wide.

Great composure from Trippier to guide an awkward bouncing ball into the hands of Lloris under serious pressure from Mane.

Lovren then clears a Tottenham cross before Alexander-Arnold concedes a corner while defending an Eriksen through ball for Harry Kane.

A bit of miscommunication with Loris Karius there.

Awful from Sanchez, who is dispossessed by Sadio Mane near the touchline as he tries to clear the ball out of play.

Only a combination of a poor pass from the Senegalese forward and some crucial Jan Vertonghen defending prevents Roberto Firmino from doubling the advantage.

Milner's subsequent corner is confidently claimed by Lloris.

Van Dijk stops Dele Alli in his tracks with a brilliantly-timed challenge but the whistle goes for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Mousa Dembele.

Liverpool look to mobilise that pacy front three once more as the game takes on something of a frenetic pace.

Tottenham had begun to move the ball well after that early setback but without fashioning any chances of note.

Salah tries to sneak a pass beyond the Spurs defence but this time Sanchez is there to properly intercept.


What a signing...

Tottenham given a taste of their own medicine as Liverpool take the lead inside three minutes.

It's calamitous stuff from the visitors, with Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier failing to clear before Eric Dier's sloppy pass is picked off by Salah, who speeds into the box and coolly slots past Hugo Lloris.

That is the Egyptian's 20th Premier League goal already for Liverpool. Ruthless.

Mohamed Salah

Goal: Liverpool 1-0 Tottenham (Mohamed Salah)

No immediate strike from Tottenham today as they are immediately forced onto the back foot.

James Milner gets proceedings underway. Referee Jon Moss is today's match referee.

The teams have emerged from the Anfield tunnel and we are almost ready for kick-off.


The England talisman is searching for his 100th Premier League goal in Tottenham colours. Will it come at Anfield this afternoon?


The final whistle has blown in the day's early Premier League kick-off at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace and Newcastle have drawn 1-1.

Mohamed Diame gave the visitors a first-half lead before Luka Milivojevic netted from the spot after Ciaran Clark was adjudged to have fouled Christian Benteke.

Palace rise to 14th and three points above the relegation zone, while Newcastle remain 16th. They are one point clear of the bottom three as things stand.

A reminder to Tottenham of the challenge that awaits them later this month. That seven-goal rout included a 20-minute second-half hat-trick from Gonzalo Higuain...


Today's game is the second fixture of a particularly tough run for Tottenham, who face Arsenal after their inconvenient FA Cup fourth-round replay before taking on Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Liverpool's attacking prowess with that lethal front three is well-documented, although Pochettino sees no need to exercise any extra caution.

If you see the game against Manchester United, they had plenty of very good offensive players – Martial, Lingard, Alexis [Sanchez], Lukaku, Pogba. It's similar to Liverpool.

They are going to have Salah, Firmino, Mane – plenty of offensive players and very talented players. Of course they are different - they are not similar in the way they play.

But always when you play against a big team like Liverpool, there are do things to do: one is how you can score goals and be offensive and dominate the game, another is when they have the ball, how you stop them and try to make their offensive situations difficult.

Of course they are different but we hope to replicate the same level and be at the same performance and try to win because, to be in the race for the top four until the end, it's so important to win against Liverpool too.



Lovren will have painful memories of that last meeting with Spurs, when a couple of catastrophic early errors saw him hauled off after just half an hour.

Addressing his team selection pre-match, Klopp insists that game had no bearing on today's lineup...

No, that's too long ago. I don't know, when you have an average day I hope you don't remind yourself of it.

It was really long ago. It was not because of Tottenham it was just because we played bad as a team and Dejan was not in a good moment. I can't even remember it properly so it was not important, it was not the case that I thought about it.

I think we have four centre-halves and now they work together. We had a whole week when they could work together. Raggy is still injured so we had only three, and Joe Gomez is injured so that means we only have these three. We have to use them now and that's what we did.


Tottenham are unsurprisingly unchanged from the hugely impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester United that saw Christian Eriksen score the third-fastest goal in Premier League history.

Aurier and Winks both come onto the bench as Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters drop out altogether.

No debut for Lucas, who could make his first Spurs appearance in the north London derby next Saturday. He is ineligible for the FA Cup replay against Newport County in midweek.

Two defensive changes from Klopp as Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold replace Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. The latter misses out entirely due to an apparent knock.

Alberto Moreno is back among the substitutes.

Virgil van Dijk

The official teamsheet has dropped...


Harry Winks and Serge Aurier both returned to full training this week after ankle and calf issues respectively, but it remains to be seen if they will be deemed fit enough to play today.

Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld are still being assessed on a daily basis and Pochettino suggested during his pre-match press conference that both defenders were close to being involved.

Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, who became Tottenham's only January signing when he arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in a £25m deal on deadline day, is not expected to feature at Anfield as he looks to rediscover his match sharpness after a frustrating end to a five-year stint in France.

Lucas Moura

Klopp is unlikely to risk Adam Lallana today as he seeks to avoid aggravating the midfielder's muscle injury, while centre-back Ragnar Klavan is still recovering from a minor thigh strain.

Nathaniel Clyne (back) remains a long-term absentee, but January signing Virgil van Dijk should return to the starting XI after being dropped to the bench for the 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Tuesday.


Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's live coverage of the headline fixture of matchday 26 of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, with heavyweights Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur set to lock horns in a league meeting for the 150th time.

The hosts were dismantled 4-1 at Wembley in October and will be hoping to avoid a repeat of that sort of defensive meltdown today as they seek to prolong an impressive home record against Tottenham that has seen them lose just one of the previous 23 league encounters between these two sides on familiar ground.


Successive league and cup defeats against two relegation battlers in Swansea and West Brom brought an unceremonious halt to the Reds' formidable 18-match undefeated streak, but they got firmly back on track at Huddersfield in midweek and have not lost any of their last 14 top-flight games at Anfield.

Fifth-place Spurs, meanwhile, are on a run of just one defeat in 14 and have made big improvements to their away form. Another victory here would see them leapfrog their opponents into third with the added bonus of potentially pushing Chelsea out of the top four altogether before their London rivals take on Watford tomorrow night.

Stay tuned for all the latest team news and live updates after kick-off at the slightly unusual time of 16.30 GMT.