Liverpool moved level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings, following a 1-1 draw with visiting North London side Tottenham Hotspurs at Anfield.
There was nothing to separate both sides as the opening 45 minutes ended all square. But the deadlock was broken in the 56th minute through South Korean international Son Heung-Min, who opened the scoring for the Lilywhites. It was Son’s 20th PL goal this campaign and NONE of those goals have come from the penalty spot.
Liverpool soon responded through in-form January winter signing Luis Diaz, who struck the equalizer for the home side. The Reds went in search of the winner but in the end, had to settle for a point which sees them go joint-top with reigning champions and current table-toppers Manchester City at the summit of the standings, albeit having played a game more.
Manchester City will be looking to capitalize on Liverpool’s inability to get all three points when they take on Newcastle United, and a victory will see the Cityzens open up a three-point lead at the top of the table. Liverpool will also be hoping for a favour from the Magpies.
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FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
74′ MIN: The Reds are back on level terms as Luis Diaz thunders the ball home from the edge of the box.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (L. Diaz)
56′ MIN: The deadlock is broken! Son Heung-min opens the scoring for the visitors, tapping home.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 0-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (H.M. Son)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
Spurs manager Antonio Conte has fielded a strong side that boasts the firepower of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has named Ibrahima Konate in the heart of defence in place of Joel Matip. Luis Diaz is in the starting XI following his Man-of-the-Match displays against Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League in midweek.