Liverpool keep pace with City in EPL race

Liverpool keep pace with City in EPL race

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has challenged his team-mates to lift their standards as they prepare to start life at what he believes is "the best stadium in the world".

After the drama of Liverpool's last-minute victory over Tottenham Hotspur, we've picked out six interesting statistics to emerge from an eventful afternoon at Anfield.

Tottenham, potential title contenders until February, should have put a huge dent in Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year wait for the title but has not won a league match now since mid-February.

The hosts had got off to the ideal start when Firmino headed home the opener on 16 minutes from a delightful Andy Robertson cross.

Despite their apparent difficulty in getting organised in defence Spurs were still able to string together coherent attacks and it required a stroke of luck for goalkeeper Alisson Becker, out of his area when the ball hit his shoulder, to be able to collect Danny Rose's long pass at the second attempt, with Dele Alli lurking.

Harry Kane hit a ideal ball forward from a quick free-kick to find Kieran Trippier and the defender steered the ball into Christian Eriksen, who squared for Lucas Moura to level. I was so disappointed and very critical after Southampton but today I can say nothing. "Now we start a mini-league, [with] seven games ahead. Sometimes you need to accept that football is cruel, but never give up because we are in a good position and this performance makes me feel very optimistic", he said.

Pochettino, who only saw the winning goal on TV due to a touchline ban, said: "My reaction is that is football".

Tottenham had a huge chance to win it late through Moussa Sissoko, but an impressive defensive display from Van Dijk forced the Frenchman to blaze the ball over.

It was to prove costly, thanks to the late intervention of Salah and Alderweireld who was credited with the 400th goal of Klopp's Anfield reign in his 197th game. Salah's header was pushed out by the French keeper against Alderweireld's shins and into the net.

The relegation threatened hosts led through Victor Camarasa's goal. But Cezar Azpilicueta headed in an equalizer from an offside position in the 84th minute after Marcos Alonso had flicked on Willian's corner.

Warnock was furious and further enraged that Antonio Rudiger only received a yellow card for dragging down Kenneth Zohore moments later with the striker breaking through on goal.

Chelsea stayed sixth in the table with 60 points, level with fifth-placed Arsenal, which has played a game fewer, and a point behind Manchester United in fourth. There was worse to come for Cardiff when Ruben Loftus-Cheek beat Lee Peltier to Willian's deep cross to head home in stoppage time.

Klopp's men still need City to slip up in their remaining seven games as the champions have a game in hand.

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