Sunday 4th February 2018

Liverpool 2 Spurs 2

The game ends all square. Liverpool looked dead and buried when Harry Kane stepped up for his first penalty after being on the back foot for the majority of the second half, but he was denied by Loris Karius. The save breathed life into the Reds, who thought they had snatched then win when Mohamed Salah notched his second of the game with a brilliant mazy run and finish. However, the assistant referee correctly spotted a foul on Erik Lamela from Virgil Van Dijk to hand Kane redemption and he did not disappoint again from 12 yards. He notched his 100th Premier League goal in the process of securing a valuable point for Spurs.

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Salah had given Liverpool an early lead, but they were gradually forced back in the second period. Victor Wanyama scored a stunner to get Tottenham level before the final five minutes of chaos. Both teams will feel that they should have won the contest – therefore a point apiece is probably fair.

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We were chasing the game for much of the afternoon having gifted the Reds an early head-start, but it was the closing moments that brought the most thrilling of drama.

Substitute Victor Wanyama lashed home to cancel out Mohamed Salah’s third-minute opener with 11 minutes left – just reward for a dominant second-half display that often left Liverpool’s defenders scrambling to keep up.

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And when Kane was tripped by Loris Karius and referee Jon Moss awarded us a penalty, even after extensive consultation with his linesman, the striker looked odds-on to score his 100th Premier League goal and give us a rare win at Anfield.

Karius saved it, though, and, in the first minute of stoppage time, Salah ploughed through to make it 2-1 to the hosts, leaving Kane and co crestfallen.

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But you can never write off this team! We kept pushing and after Virgil van Dijk’s foul on Erik Lamela was spotted by the assistant referee, we were handed a second spot kick and this time, with 95 minutes on the watch, Kane made no mistake to bring up his century and ensure we took a deserved point. What a game!

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