EPL: Liverpool, EPL: Liverpool keep title dreams alive as late own-goal sinks Spurs, SALASDOEPOST

EPL: Liverpool keep title dreams alive as late own-goal sinks Spurs

Jurgen Kopp’s side kept their title hopes alive as they went top of the Premier League with a dramatic late victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday

EPL: Liverpool, EPL: Liverpool keep title dreams alive as late own-goal sinks Spurs, SALASDOEPOST

The Red’s needed to win to leapfrog Manchester City at the top of the table, while Spurs wanted to pull away from Arsenal and Manchester United beneath them.

Roberto Firmino put the home side ahead with a well-worked goal just after the quarter-hour, and Spurs looked like a team out of form they had won just one of their previous five league games – though they slowly grew into the first half.

In the second half, Spurs started brightly but Alisson was on hand to stop Harry Kane’s low drive at goal with their best chance of the game so far.

With 20 minutes of normal time remaining, Lucas Moura swept in an equaliser after a rapid Spurs counter, sending Liverpool’s title challenge off track briefly, Mo Salah intervened.

Reaching across at the back post, he headed at goal, Hugo Lloris pushed away from the ball when he should have caught, pushing it into the path of Toby Alderweireld who knocked it into the net.

The win leaves Liverpool two points clear of City having played a game more than the current champions, and Spurs are in danger of losing their top four spot as Manchester United and Arsenal lurk.

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