Premier League: Late Tottenham own goal takes Liverpool back to the top with a 2-1 win

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Premier League: Late Tottenham own goal takes Liverpool back to the top with a 2-1 win

Liverpool moved back top of the Premier League in sensational style as Toby Alderweireld's last moment claim objective beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. 

Jurgen Klopp's side move two points clear of Manchester City yet again at the highest point of the table, yet City have an amusement close by. 

Liverpool's expectations of completion a 29-year hang tight to win the title looked set to be managed a monstrous blow as Lucas Moura's strike a little ways from time offset Roberto Firmino's initial opener. 

Be that as it may, Hugo Lloris could just palm Mohamed Salah's header into the way of the grievous Alderweireld to sentence Tottenham to a fourth thrashing in five Premier League diversions. 


Goads are currently in genuine threat of slamming out of the best four as they stay level on focuses with Manchester United and could be usurped by north London rivals Arsenal into third should the Gunners beat Newcastle on Monday. 

What's more, the guests will be left to lament a colossal botched opportunity by Moussa Sissoko a little ways from time when Liverpool were wobbling. 

The hosts had got off to the ideal begin when Firmino headed home the opener on a little ways from a superb Andy Robertson cross. 

That was Robertson's twelfth help of the period from left-back and the Scotland commander was included again in a streaming move minutes after the fact as he produced down the left and slick contacts from Salah, and Georginio Wijnaldum teed up Sadio Mane to twist simply wide. 

Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino was serving the remainder of a two-diversion touchline boycott and without the controlling hand of the Argentine, they needed motivation in the last third. 

Be that as it may, Liverpool were frequently causing their very own issues by gifting without end ownership inside their own half and Dele Alli jumped on a slack go by his England partner Jordan Henderson to control a volley that plunged right over the bar with Spurs' best exertion of the main half. 

Virgil van Dijk had an extraordinary opportunity to twofold the hosts' lead toward the beginning of the second time frame, yet the Dutch protector headed over after an all around worked short corner between Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner. 

Be that as it may, Liverpool were appreciative again to Robertson at the opposite end as he made an essential square to avert Christian Eriksen terminating home the bounce back after Alisson Becker was constrained into his first spare of the evening by Harry Kane. 

At the point when these opposite sides met at Anfield last season, Salah scored one his numerous objective of the period applicants in the midst of a mind boggling 44-objective crusade. 

The Egyptian still has a decent 20 this season, yet just a single of those has come in the last 11 recreations and he left behind an incredible opportunity to give Liverpool some severely requiring breathing space when his shot was obstructed by Alderweireld with Mane better put and asking for a pass. 

That botched chance looked expensive as Tottenham struck back. Kane's fast reasoning and fantastic long-extend pass chose Kieran Trippier, who nourished Eriksen and his scraped shot fell consummately for Moura to turn home. 

As Liverpool flooded forward looking for a victor, Spurs could have picked them off as Sissoko blasted over with only Alisson to beat before Alli cut a shot inches wide. 

Rather, there was ridiculousness before the Kop end as Lloris ought to have taken care of Salah's header, however rather parried the ball into Alderweireld and the ball ricocheted over the line to inhale new life into Liverpool's title challenge.