Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur being played at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. That was all for the night. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
90+2' Bergwijn, who just came in for Son, makes a frightening run into the Liverpool box, but Van Dijk gets the better of him in the end as he fails to launch a shot
90' Corner Kick! Liverpool gets together for a set-piece, with the ball falling to Salah, who delivers a cross from the left, but Lloris intercepts it before it could reach Mane
89' Shot! Thiago gets the ball in the box, cuts in to his right and gathers some spaceto shoot from distance and he shoots. But the ball goes flying away from the target
88' Substitution for Liverpool! In: Naby Keita, Out: Fabinho
86' A corner kick for Liverpool. Alexander-Arnold delivers the corner, which is cleared by Hojbjerg, who was down with a blow on his head following a shot from Tsimikas
85' Five more minutes for a goal, for a win and for a place on the table to keep chances of a quadruple alive. City needs to lose or falter hereron as well
83' Diaz and Jota pair up with one-twos, but Romero clears the ball away as scores remain level
81' Spurs tries to attack on the counter and an error by Konate gives Tottenham a corner, amid boos and jeers from a packed Anfield
80' Yellow Card! Liverpool tries to go on the attack as Fabinho tries to steal the ball off Son Heung-Min and gets into the book for a rash challenge
78' Substitution for Tottenham! In: Davinson Sanchez, Out: Ryan Sessegnon
74' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Luis Diaz scuttles in front of the box and shoots from distance, which takes a deflection and gets into the net
Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham
73' Block! Salah makes a run along the right wing, cuts in to his left and shoots Just then Davies makes a last-minute block to deny, what looked like a potential equaliser
72' Grim faces at the Kop at the moment as Spurs manages to hold on to its slender ead. A loss here will clearly make the Premier League title win an uphil battle for the Reds
70' Yellow Card! Mane attacks on the counter, passes to Salah on his right, who makes a run close to the box and is fouled by Sessegnon, who is booked for the challenge. The free kick that follows ends in a goal kick
67' Tsimikas delivers a long ball from the left for Diaz, but Diaz fails to get on top of it and the attack ends with a goal kick
66' Alexander-Arnold tries an aerial long-ranger shot, which looked like a cross, but loris pounces to get to it and ends any chance of further development in the same
64' Robertson's corner kick, landed by Van Dijk for Luis Diz, whose shot is bloked and now double substitution for Liverpool.
In: Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Out: Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson
62' Jurgen Klopp and the bench looks to be in some sort of immediate changes as Anfied shivers in trepidation. Jordan Henderson will be replaced by Diogo Jota now. The message is clear -- an equaliser is needed as soon as possible.
60' With the goal, Son became just the second Spurs player to score 20 or more non-penalty goals. The other player being Gareth Bale.
56' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Kane, Sessegnon and Son combine, with the Korean getting the the ball off Sessegnon to give Spurs the lead
54' Emerson clears the ball off the free kick that follows and Son is away with the ball, makes a solo run, tries to beat the Liverpool defence, but ends up shooting in front of Robertson, who blocks the shot right away
53' Yellow Card! Salah is grabbed and pulled down to the ground by Ben Davies as the referee reaches his pocket for a yellow card
49' Konate has stepped up to the pitch, delivering forward passes. He passes to Thiago, and Thiago delivers a long ball to Henderson, who lay waiting in the box. His cross, after a clearance, falls to Trent, whose shot is cleared again by Davies
47' Mane makes another run into the Tottenham box, passes to his right, but Davies clears the ball away
46' A mistake at the back by Spurs and Liverpool pounce on it, with Mane in front. However, Conte's men get things back in control for the time being
Second Half begins!
Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham
45' Foul! Thiago launches a late tackle on bentacur and Tottenham gets a late free kick, which is taken quickly in the last few seconds of the first half.
43' Off the post! Attack on the other end. Hojbjerg goes for goal with a stunning shot from distance. Alisson is beaten, but so is the goal, with the ball coming off the post. What a chance this!
42' Robertson takes the corner kick, which is first headed out by Tottenham, but Liverpool gets the ball back with Diaz going for goal and Lloris makes another save
41' The play that follows has Thiago running into the Spurs box dangerously, as the white shirts avoid danger with a clearance. Corner for Liverpool
39' Another Free Kick! Sadio Mane gets the ball right in front of the opposition box and is fouled by Romero for a free kick, from a scoring position. Salah, Alexader-Arnold step up for it with the latter hitting right into the wall
37' Foul! Hojbjerg and Thigo tries to get to the ball at the same time and the Spurs player ends up gifting a free kick to Liverpool. The free kick, sent in by Alexand-Arnoldis, is deflected out by Dier for a corner kick
34' The routine of this match has been Liverpool trying to deliver penetrating crosses in the final third, with Spurs eventually blocking the channels. What is to be ssen is how long can Spurs continue doing that against a side desperate to go on top of the Premier League table
32' Alexander-Arnold's free kick lands to Thiago, whose cross is headed in by Dias, but Lloris gets his hands glues to the ball
31' Salah makes a dauting run along the right wing and tries to beat Davies and ultimately earns a free kick for his team
30' Son delivers the corner, which is cleared by Trent Alexander-Arnold
28' Save! A header by Henderson was almost landing to Salah for a tap-in, but a stretched save by Loris keeps the score locked as Spurs gets a corner at the other end.
27' Liverpool goes on another attack. This time Luis Diaz barges into the final third, glides along his right, beats the spurs defenders, but his shot is deflected and that attack comes to nothing in the end
26' Alexander-Arnold manages to stick to the ball and keep it away form Son, passes to Salah, whose long ball is intercepted by Lloris
25' Foul! Liverpool continues to force Tottenham back, but Kane tries to make a forward run and is brought down by Fabinho through a late challenge
24' Five white shirts marching in the Spurs box at the moment. Conte is keeping nothing to chance as Alexander-Arnold gets the ball after a mistake by the Spurs defence. The English full-back gets it back from Thiago after a few passes and shoots. The ball flies just over the target
22' Off Target! Robertson delivers the corner and Van Dijk heads it. But the header is off-target
21' Liverpool's possession in the last five minutes has been 90 percent, a certificate of its dominance in attack so far. Meanwhile, Thiago draws in two defenders towards him and earns a corner, urting himself in the process of a challenge by Romero
20' How is that a goal kick?! Thiago flies a long ball into the box for Salah, who passes to Henderson on his right. Henderson passes it back for Salah, but his shot is deflected out. Surprisingly the referee gives a goal kick
18' Chance! A cross from Alexander-Arnold was almost touched by Diaz, but a clearance sets a Spurs attack in motion, but the ball goes out of play for a throw-in to pull the brakes on that attack
16' Hand ball! Kulusevski gets the ball in the Liverpool box, but a touch to his hand leads to stoppage of play as the fans shout for a foul and eventualy the referee blows his whistle
15' Three Red shirts at the back, try to build an attack from scratch as Thiago gets the baland tries to pass to Mane, but a clearance leads to a Liverpool throw-in
12' Block! Spurs goes on attack at the pther end this time, with a long ball for Kane in the final third. The English striker delays his shot and then shoots, but Robertson was all over the attack and blocks it
11' Shot! Mane is on his way with Salah on his right. Salah gets the ball, carries it into the box and chooses to go for goal and shoots. But a deflection awards Liverpool a corner kick. Robertson delivers, but the ball as far as Fabinho
10' Kane gets the ball after beating two Liverpool players and hares along the left wing. But Alexander-Arnold robs the ball off him to end chances of a cross
9' Diaz arries the ball along the left flank, but Dier is there to clear the ball away and Liverpool gets the ball back as it passes the ball back to Alisson
7' Double Save! Spurs attacks on the counter with Kane crossing for Son as Son shoots. Alisson saves, but the ball drops for Bentacur, who shoots and Alisson saves again. This time the linesman raises the flag
5' Thiago passes to Robertson as Liverpool now play from the back and the bal moves to Salah off Henderson. But Mane is being closely marked by Conte's men at the moment as the Senegal International is shut down in the oppposition box
4' Tottenham is laying ow at the moment, keeping five men at the back as Liverpool attempts an ambush on the counter
3' Mane gets the shot off Salah and goes for goal from distance. But the shot lands right into the gloves of Lloris
2' Chance! Luis Diaz makes a run into the Spurs box and cross from the right to Robertson, who send it in for Mane. Mane misses and Liverpool has begun asking questions right away
12:15 am: Kick off! Liverpool starts in its iconic red kit, while Spurs is its white-and-blue kit.
11:20 pm: Starting Lineups out!
Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Henderson, Thiago, Diaz, Salah, Mane
Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI: Lloris (C), Royal, Romero, Dier, Davies, Sessegnon, Bentacur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski, Son, Kane
Liverpool hosts Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and has the opportunity to retake the lead as it continues its bid for a historic quadruple of trophies.
Jurgen Klopp’s team IS unbeaten at home in the league this season, having won 14 of 17 games at Anfield, and will be full of confidence after winning at Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
Tottenham last won at Liverpool in 2011 but Spurs manager Antonio Conte said his side would go to Anfield looking to take something from the match.
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“Maybe someone can think that we have to get points in other games, but I think we have to prepare for this game and to go there and try to get points," he added.
"For us, every game is vital.”
Tottenham is fifth and chasing a berth in next season’s Champions League but London rival Arsenal, which is two points ahead in fourth spot, has an opportunity to solidify its advantage by beating struggling Leeds United at home on Sunday.
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