Liverpool vs Tottenham LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture tonight
Liverpool are taking on Tottenham tonight at Anfield in a massive match at the top of the Premier League. The two clubs have set the early pace in the top flight this season and the winner tonight can make a huge statement by denting their rivals’ title credentials.
Jurgen Klopp’s champions have overcome several significant injuries in the early part of the campaign to key players like Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson to be right in the mix with the early forerunners and came into the midweek round of games behind Spurs only on goal difference. But recent 1-1 draws with Brighton and then Fulham on the weekend have revealed weaknesses in the side that Jose Mourinho will hope to exploit tonight.
Spurs are flying high having conceded only 10 goals all season, and Liverpool’s challenge will be to break down that dogged defensive structure which kept Manchester City at bay a few weeks ago. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are in irresistible form art the start of the campaign and Liverpool must find a way to stop Tottenham’s ruthless counter-attacking too.
Follow all the latest updates from the game below.
- Match kicked off at 8pm GMT
- Level on points; winner can make title statement
- Liverpool: Alisson, Trent, R Williams, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson (c), Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
- Tottenham: Lloris (c), Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Son, Kan
69 mins: Bobby Firmino collects a pass from Sadio Mane on the edge of the box bang in front of goal. He shoots but Eric Dier takes a touch on the shot to deflect it into the path of Hugo Lloris.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:27
66 mins: Huge chance! Son whips the corner into the middle of the box and it dips over Alderweireld but falls for Kane. He heads the ball into the ground and it bounces up and over the crossbar.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:24
63 mins: Off the post! A long ball up from Lloris is flicked on. Son heads the second ball into the box for Bergwijn who opens up his body and slots the ball past the far post winning a corner because of a deflection.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:21
60 mins: Jones brings the ball forward through the centre of midfield and passes it out wide to Salah. He chips the ball into the far post for Mane who is held off by Alderweireld and the ball goes out of play.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:19
57 mins: Harry Kane flicks the ball up to Son who knocks it into space behind Rhys Williams and the youngster looks in trouble. Son is too quick for him but he’s saved by Alisson who comes sprinting out of the penalty area to boo the ball away. This is much better from Tottenham,
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:14
54 mins: Kane has started the second half pretty well. He receives the ball in the final third, turns and shoots from range but the shot continues to rise and goes over the bar. Liverpool then take it down the other end and win a corner but it comes to nothing.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:12
51 mins: Alisson gives the ball away with a poor pass. Harry Kane slides across to intercept, he gets up quickly, realises Alisson is away from his goal and chips the ball at the net. Alisson hurries backwards and watches the shot go wide.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:09
48 mins: Andy Robertson comes forward on the left and plays the ball into the box before getting mauled down by Giovani Lo Celso. The Spurs midfielder gets put in the book.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:07
Second half: Tottenham get the match back underway with a long ball into the box. Steven Bergwijn gets in front of Trent Alexander-Arnold and collects the ball. He bursts into the box and puts a shot wide of the far post.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 21:05
As it stands Tottenham will hold onto their position at the top of the table. Tottenham completed only 75 passes in the first half, the fewest by a José Mourinho side in a league match since his Real Madrid side completed only 54 in the opening 45 minutes against Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in April 2012.
Michael Jones16 December 2020 20:57