Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool

  • Spoils shared after a hugely entertaining clash at White Hart Lane that featured a truly frenetic start
  • Visitors took the lead before the break through a James Milner penalty after Roberto Firmino had his heels clipped by Erik Lamela
  • Spurs were below par for the most part but grabbed an equaliser when Eric Dier's cross was squeezed home at the back post by Danny Rose with less than 20 minutes remaining
  • Sadio Mane, who was perhaps lucky not to be sent off, saw a second-half goal disallowed for offside and Joel Matip clipped the crossbar with a header
  • Philippe Coutinho wasted a great early opportunity to score when his close-range shot was saved by the foot of Michel Vorm
  • Tottenham lost Kyle Walker to illness after only half an hour
Danny Rose is mobbed by his Tottenham teammates after scoring the equaliser for Tottenham Julian Finney/Getty Images

So a point apiece at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham rallied late on after a disjointed display to preserve their unbeaten start to the new season. Liverpool were much the better side for the most part and Klopp will be disappointed that they were unable to make their dominance count.

That is it for this particular live blog, but you can join my IBTimes UK colleague Josh Evans for live coverage of the slate of 15.00 BST kick-offs that includes Watford vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Burnley and Leicester vs Swansea.

I will be back a little later on to bring you all the action from the KCOM Stadium as newly-promoted Hull entertain Manchester United. Goodbye for now.



Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool


Tottenham look to launch a late counter of their own through Lamela but the inexperienced Onomah just strays offside before he can collect a pass from Alli.

Pochettino's third and final change sees Winks on for Eriksen. Klopp has also withdrawn Lallana in favour of former Spurs youngster Kevin Stewart.


An absolutely pivotal last-ditch challenge from Alderweireld stops Lallana in his tracks and prevents Liverpool from snatching the victory. Excellent defending from the Belgian.


Brief cries of handball from the visitors when Wijnaldum's late strike ricochets off the arm of Alderweireld before being safely held by Vorm. Nothing given.


The fourth official holds up his electronic board. Three minutes of time added on.


Matip stands firm to clear his lines after another inswinging cross. With just three minutes plus stoppage time left, Sturridge replaces Mane.

Klopp seemingly not content with a point from a game that Liverpool should have had wrapped up long before that Tottenham equaliser.


Onomah comes on for Kane, who has not looked particularly impressive again today. Interesting that Pochettino has opted for the 19-year-old academy graduate ahead of Son.

Tottenham threaten to grab the winner but Alderweireld heads Eriksen's corner over the crossbar.


Alli has his name taken for kicking the ball away. Firmino's shot is blocked and Nathaniel Clyne also fires harmlessly wide.

10 minutes left for one of these side's to find a winner. Josh Onomah is set to come on for Spurs.


Liverpool are punished for their profligacy once again as Tottenham capitalise on a period of pressure to level the score.

After Dier is picked out by a sweeping pass from Alderweireld, his cross eventually finds its way to the back post where Rose is on hand to squeeze the ball narrowly past Mignolet.

Game on.

Danny Rose
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Goal: Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool (Danny Rose)


Coutinho is the man to make way for Origi. A penny for Sturridge's thoughts as he continues to watch on from the sidelines...


Almost a real opening for Dier on the right but Kane's weak pass is crucially intercepted. Origi's introduction is imminent for Liverpool.

Firmino and Alli share a heated exchange after a coming together and the former receives a ticking off from Madley.

Roberto Firmino and Dele Alli


Lovren trips Janssen to concede a cheap free-kick and picks up a booking for kicking the ball away.

Mignolet then reacts well to tip Lamela's effort over the bar before pushing Alderweireld's strong front-post header wide. This is better from the home side. Still plenty of time left to find an equaliser.


Finally a good passage of play from Tottenham as Alderweireld resists the temptation to let fly from distance and instead plays in the overlapping Dier, whose powerful low cross is sent wide by Eriksen.

Pochettino shows his frustration. He should have done much better with that.

Christian Eriksen


Goa... no. Wijnaldum leads a swift Liverpool counter and slides the ball through for Lallana, whose subsequent pull back is driven home emphatically by Mane.

His celebrations are cut short by the offside flag. Tottenham still looking desperately out of sorts.


Liverpool come within a whisker of doubling their advantage as Matip's header from a Milner corner clips the top of the bar on its way over.


Bobby Madley is booed by the home crowd for denying stand-in captain Kane a free-kick after a robust body check from Henderson. Eriksen then drags a low shot harmlessly wide.

Vertonghen becomes the latest player to be shown a yellow card after preventing Mane from breaking quickly. A chorus of the classic "You don't know what you're doing" chant rings out around the ground.


Firmino finds Wijnaldum, who bends a shot past Alderweireld and narrowly over the crossbar.

Mane then makes another risky challenge on Rose but again avoids a second yellow card. Any further infringements and he will surely be heading for an early bath.

We should mention that Walker's substitution in the first half has been put down to illness rather than any injury concern.


We are back off and running. A big improvement is needed by Tottenham here if they are to avoid their first defeat of the season.


A good omen for Liverpool to consider before the second half...




A very enjoyable first half in the sunshine at White Hart Lane, where Klopp's charges have largely dominated proceedings after a furious opening and fully merit their lead.

Mane, while hot-headed, is a significant threat on the break and it has taken some cavalier goalkeeping from Vorm to stop him from scoring. Coutinho will be wondering just how he did not notch that wonderful early chance.

Tottenham look unlikely to end their dreadful recent home record against Liverpool, which has seen them lose five of the last seven meetings since 2012. Their passing has been rather slapdash and there is no real cohesion evident.



Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool