Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today
Liverpool assumed the role of chief Champions League football challengers as they moved into fifth place after a frankly bizarre late 4-3 win over Tottenham.
A week after conceding five in the opening 21 minutes at Newcastle, history started to repeat itself after another shambolic opening to a game from Spurs, who were 3-0 down inside 15 minutes courtesy of goals from Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.
That the visitors got back on level terms through Harry Kane - equalling Wayne Rooney’s 208 Premier League total - Son Heung-min and Richarlison, in added time, said as much about the home side’s sloppiness when cruising as it did Tottenham’s powers of recovery which had earned them a come-from-behind draw against Manchester United on Thursday.
However, there was one final twist as straight from the kick-off following Richarlison’s equaliser, Diogo Jota scored his fifth goal in four appearances to snatch victory and stay in the race - albeit outsiders - for the top four, seven points behind Manchester United having played one match more.
It may have been a different Spurs interim manager - Ryan Mason now in charge after Cristian Stellini’s sacking - and a different formation but the same problems were present with a lack of intensity and understanding of the task at hand leaving the visitors wide open in the early stages.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, continuing in his new hybrid right-back midfield role, can open up most teams even without the assistance he was given by a lack of pressure on him.
His cross to the far post demanded to be fired home and Jones did just that for his first goal since September 2021, in doing so making Alexander-Arnold the first player in Premier League history to twice provide an assist in five consecutive games.
His recent form in his new role will have had the watching England manager Gareth Southgate wondering whether he can afford to adopt it himself, having left the 24-year-old out of his last squad.
Liverpool doubled their advantage two minutes later when Diaz, making his first start since October, showed greater desire than Cristian Romero to meet Cody Gakpo’s cut-back with a smartly-taken volley.
Harvey Elliott’s brilliant through-ball picked out Gakpo, exploiting the scarcely believable spaces in Spurs’ back five, but he was eventually squeezed out by Romero.
The suffering Spurs fans chanted ‘We want our money back’, having this week been offered a refund for their St James’ Park experience, but their self-deprecation turned to anger when Romero brought down Gakpo and Salah fired home his first penalty success in three attempts.
It was the seventh successive home match in which the Egypt international had scored and it moved him past Robbie Fowler and just two behind Steven Gerrard in Liverpool’s all-time leading scorers list with 184 in 300 games.
That goal confirmed Tottenham’s position as the Premier League’s worst team in the first 15 minutes, with their league-high 13 goals conceded in that period only beaten by Wolves, Ipswich and Sheffield in the competition’s history.
Alexander-Arnold released Gakpo again for another chance and Salah curled wide from the edge of the box. Liverpool’s press was ferocious but Spurs’ organisation was atrocious and Oliver Skipp was lucky to escape any punishment for going over the top on Diaz.
Tottenham had not had a touch inside the opposition penalty area in the opening 28 minutes and the only danger to Liverpool appeared to be themselves as the game seemed just too easy.
However, in a moment, the dynamic changed as, with the press a little less dynamic and the concentration a little less focused, Virgil van Dijk was forced to clear Son’s goalbound shot after Andy Robertson gave the ball to Kane.
But the Netherlands captain was left sprawling on the turf when Ivan Perisic broke down the left into the space left by Alexander-Arnold and Kane volleyed home his cross from close range for his ninth goal against Liverpool, behind only Andy Cole (11) in terms of Premier League strikes against the Reds.
Spurs had displayed their comeback ability in midweek and having been sent out early for the second half, their improved attitude showed as Son, who had hit the woodwork when offside late in the first half, smashed a shot against one post and Romero volleyed against the other within a matter of seconds of each other.
The introduction of Jordan Henderson and Jota, for Elliott and Diaz, restored some balance but the space remained behind Alexander-Arnold and Son exploited that in the 77th minute as he raced onto Romero’s pass to tuck a shot under Alisson.
Former Everton forward Richarlison’s tumble under pressure from Ibrahima Konate was not deemed worthy of a penalty as Spurs pressed for the equaliser, which duly arrived when the former Everton forward chose the optimum time to score his first Premier League goal for the club, diving to head home a free-kick.
However, straight from kick-off, Jota slotted home from the angle to snatch back victory, provoking such wild celebrations that limping manager Jurgen Klopp appeared to pull his hamstring celebrating after the final whistle.
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Liverpool FC 4 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur FC
20:33 , Jonathan Gorrie
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Find our report, ratings, anaysis and reaction below!
Graeme Souness confirms Sky Sports departure after Liverpool beat Tottenham in Premier League thriller
20:32 , Jonathan Gorrie
Graeme Souness is to step down as a Sky Sport pundit.
The former Liverpool captain made the announcement live on air following Liverpool’s dramatic win over Tottenham on Sunday.
Souness, who has been working as an analyst on the platform for 15 years, fought back the tears as he confirmed the news to presenter Kelly Cates.
Jurgen Klopp ‘punished’ for Liverpool celebrations after dramatic win over Tottenham
20:18 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appeared to pull his hamstring while celebrating Diogo Jota’s late goal against Tottenham.
Klopp was left in almost disbelief as his side, who had led 3-0 after 15 minutes, were pegged back to 3-3 when Tottenham’s former Everton striker Richarlison headed past Alisson in the third minute of stoppage time.
Ryan Mason demands explanation as Diogo Jota avoids red card for challenge on Tottenham midfield Oliver Skipp
20:01 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham’s acting head coach Ryan Mason demanded an explanation from the Premier League as to why Diogo Jota was still on the pitch to score a dramatic stoppage-time winner in Liverpool’s 4-3 victory at Anfield.
Jota pounced on Lucas Moura’s mistake to score for Liverpool, 99 seconds after Richarlison thought he had completed a remarkable Spurs comeback from 3-0 down.
Read Mason’s quotes in full here!
The good, the bad and the ugly for Tottenham
19:45 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham suffered heartbreak at Anfield as Diogo Jota’s stoppage-time winner earned Liverpool a dramatic 4-3 victory, just seconds after Richarlison appeared to have completed a remarkable comeback from 3-0 down.
Spurs trailed by three goals inside 15 minutes through Curtis Jones and Luiz Dias and a Mohamed Salah penalty, suggesting they were on course for another humiliating away thrashing after last weekend’s 6-1 defeat to Newcastle.
But Harry Kane volleyed home to give the visitors hope before half-time and Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero both struck the post before the Korean beat the offside trap to make it 3-2.
Substitute Richarlison thought he had rescued Spurs a point with his first League goal for the club but Jota pounced on Lucas Moura’s error moments later to further damage Spurs’ European hopes.
Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here!
Tottenham player ratings vs Liverpool: Eric Dier struggles with the basics before major Lucas Moura mistake
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Tottenham suffered heartbreak at Anfield as they went down 4-3 to Diego Jota’s stoppage-time winner, seconds after Richarlison appeared to have completed a remarkable comeback from 3-0 down.
Spurs trailed by three goals inside 15 minutes through strikes from Curtis Jones and Luiz Dias and a Mo Salah penalty, suggesting they were on course for another humiliating thrashing on the road after last weekend’s 6-1 defeat at Newcastle.
But Liverpool eased up and Spurs had a flurry of chances in the first half, with Harry Kane volleying home to give the visitors hope. Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero both struck the post before the Korean beat the offside trap to make it 3-2.
Substitute Richarlison thought he had rescued Spurs a point with his first League goal for the club but Jota pounced on Lucas Moura’s error moments later to further damage Spurs’ European chances.
Dan Kilpatrick was at Anfield to rate the Spurs players...
Full match repot
18:49 , Jonathan Gorrie
Diogo Jota struck late to send Liverpool above Tottenham up into fifth in the Premier League table.
Curtis Jones opened the scoring within three minutes after getting in front of Pedro Porro to meet Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inviting cross.
The returning Luis Diaz added a quick-fire second two minutes later with a well-timed volley. By the time Mohamed Salah scored a penalty awarded after Cristian Romero felled Cody Gakpo in the box, the Spurs squad must have been fearing another reimbursement of the traveling support.
Read Jonathan Gorrie’s full match report here!
FT: Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham
18:29 , Jonathan Gorrie
What. A. Game.
GOAL! Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham | Diogo Jota ‘92
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92 mins: Moura’s mistake allows Jota in to score what is surely the winner!
GOAL! Liverpool 3-3 Tottenham | Richarlison ‘91
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91 mins: WOW!
Richarlison scores his first League goal for Spurs to level the game in the dying embers!
Into added time!
18:19 , Jonathan Gorrie
90 mins: SIX minutes added on at Anfield.
Can Spurs level the scores? They’re certainly in command at the moment.
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The former Everton man replaces Oliver Skipp.
He couldn’t, could he?...
GOAL! Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham | Heung-min Son ‘77
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74 mins: Well, they were at least!
Long ball from Romero finds Son behind the Liverpool backline!
Liverpool managing the game well now
18:04 , Jonathan Gorrie
73 mins: While rather understated, Liverpool are seeing this out.
Spurs have improved after a nightmare start but now look short of ideas going forward.
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie
Mason has switched to a 3-5-2 system, with Sarr bolstering the midfield, where Liverpool have established dominance since Spurs’ flurry of chances at the start of the second half. The Swede was a disappointing again, forcing a save from Alisson when he should have squared to Kane.
Change of style for Tottenham
17:54 , Jonathan Gorrie
62 mins: Sarr replaces Kulusevski, which could see Son and Kane now playing as more of a front two.
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
17:45 , Jonathan Gorrie
From facing a humiliation, Spurs will be frustrated their not level or at least within a goal after Son and Romero struck the post and Porro tests Alisson. The next goal so crucial here.
CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM!
17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie
53 mins: Spurs’ best moment of the second-half sees Son strike the post before Romero does the same following Kane’s cross!
Spurs knocking on the door!
17:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Here we go!
Closing in on the second-half!
17:33 , Jonathan Gorrie
Can Spurs pounce? Liverpool hardly ended that first-half in convincing fashion.
Expect a reaction from Liverpool
17:27 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jurgen Klopp was FURIOUS towards the end of that half after his side took their eyes off the prize.
Expect fireworks in the opening stages of the second-half!
HT: Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham
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Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield: “HT, 3-1. What a strange half. After 15 minutes, it could easily have been worse for Spurs than Newcastle but Liverpool eased up and the visitors had the chances to go in at 3-2 or even level. Mason will be pointing out that they recovered from two goals down at half-time against United, although Liverpool are now playing towards the Kop and will be expected to up the tempo again.”
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
17:13 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool have paid the price for taking pity on Spurs. The hosts took their foot of the gas after their third goal and the result has been a hugely sloppy few minutes. Spurs now have some hope.
Strange approach from Liverpool
17:13 , Jonathan Gorrie
42 mins: Spurs have now had three great chances in the last few minutes.
Very strange from Liverpool, who have taken their eye off the ball.
GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham
17:10 , Jonathan Gorrie
39 mins: Harry Kane pulls one back for Spurs, just as he did against Newcastle.
OFF THE LINE!
17:09 , Jonathan Gorrie
39 mins: Liverpool almost concede!
Van Dijk cleares one off the line from Son as Spurs start to up the tempo. Klopp will not be happy about how passive Liverpool have been.
Liverpool have really dropped off here
17:06 , Jonathan Gorrie
35 mins: Not quite sure why, either.
Newcastle proved how fallable this team are under pressure, while Manchester United were guilty of letting them off the hook.
17:04 , Jonathan Gorrie
34 mins: Good news for Liverpool as Diaz returns to his feet.
Injury worry for Liverpool!
17:03 , Jonathan Gorrie
33 mins: Diaz now down getting treatment after taking a knock.
Would be very cruel on the Colombian if anything serious, given how long he’s been out.
Liverpool slowing the tempo down
17:01 , Jonathan Gorrie
30:00: Are they taking pity on Spurs?
Certainly looks like it...
16:57 , Jonathan Gorrie
26: Now, you’d expect Spurs to try and avoid another trouncing.
Still, so little about their defensive set-up would suggest they are capable of doing so. There are so many gaps for Liverpool any time they go forward.
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
16:53 , Jonathan Gorrie
Given Liverpool’s ruthlessness and attacking brilliance, this genuinely has every chance of turning into a worse afternoon for Spurs than St. James’ Park if they cannot get their act together quickly. Their defending has completely fallen apart.
Wave after wave of Liverpool attack
16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie
18 mins: Spurs giving up so much space here.
A recipe for disaster at Anfield.
GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Tottenham
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15 mins: Salah with a composed penalty to put Liverpool 3-0 up within 15 minutes.
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!
16:44 , Jonathan Gorrie
14 mins: Gakpo brought down in the box by Romero.
Shambles from Spurs.
Spurs cut open again!
16:43 , Jonathan Gorrie
12 mins: Gakpo gallops into space but sees the ball eventually cleared by a covering defender.
So many gaps for Liverpool to exploit in with three central defenders.
Tottenham fans make feelings clear
16:40 , Jonathan Gorrie
“We want our money back” chant the travelling support.
Could be an expensive weak for the Spurs players...
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
16:38 , Jonathan Gorrie
Spurs in danger of making more unwanted history here after another dreadful start. Both goals were just so easy for Liverpool. They responded from 2-0 down against United on Thursday night but it already feels like a much bigger ask against a resurgent Liverpool at a bouncing Anfield.
GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham | Luis Diaz ‘5
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05 mins: Diaz doubles the lead with a lovely volley!
GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Tottenham | Curtis Jones ‘3
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03 mins: Very quick start from Liverpool sees Alexander-Arnold whip in a lovely ball for Jones, who nips in ahead of Porro at the back post.
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We’re off and running at Anfield!
Minutes until kick off!
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Hear from Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick ahead of the game!
"A little bit surprised."
🗣️ @Dan_KP is in position to preview #LIVTOT
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— Standard Sport (@standardsport) April 30, 2023
Champions League task just got harder
16:09 , Jonathan Gorrie
Wins for Manchester United and Newcastle do not come as good news for Liverpool and Tottenham.
The gap between fifth-placed Spurs and the top four is now 9 points, while Liverpool trail by ten.
Jurgen Klopp wary of Tottenham
15:54 , Jonathan Gorrie
“A wounded lion is more dangerous.”
The Liverpool boss is not taking Tottenham lightly.
Luis Diaz starts for Liverpool
15:46 , Jonathan Gorrie
A major boost for the Reds as Luis Diaz proves fit to start.
Just how different could things have been this season had the Colombian stayed fit?
Ben Davies back for Tottenham!
15:40 , Jonathan Gorrie
The Welsh international returns in place of Clement Lenglet as Spurs look to hold off the challenge of Liverpool’s frontline at Anfield.
Confirmed Tottenham lineup
15:37 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham XI: Forster; Romero, Dier, Davies; Porro, Skipp, Hojberg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Subs: Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Lenglet, Sarr, Devine, Lucas, Richarlison, Danjuma
Confirmed Liverpool lineup
15:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Elliott, Jones; Diaz, Gakpo, Salah
Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Henderson, Matip, Tsimikas, Nunez, Carvalho, Nunez
‘Incredible’ Harry Kane underappreciated in England, says Ryan Mason after Tottenham masterclass
15:13 , Jonathan Gorrie
Ryan Mason believes Harry Kane is underappreciated in English football and has said he will largely allow the “incredible” forward to decide what role to play for Tottenham.
Kane put in a second-half masterclass as Spurs recovered from 2-0 down at the break to draw 2-2 with Manchester United in Mason’s first game back as acting head coach on Thursday night.
The England captain was involved in the build-up to Pedro Porro’s goal and crossed for Heung-min Son’s late equaliser, as Spurs responded to clinical strikes from Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
“He was outstanding,” Mason said of his friend and former team-mate. “This country probably doesn’t appreciate how good he is as a footballer. He’s incredible.
Tottenham manager news: Tim Sherwood makes case for Ryan Mason hire after ‘trophy managers’ failure
15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tim Sherwood is banging the drum for Ryan Mason to be appointed as Tottenham’s next permanent manager after making an impact in his first game back in temporary charge.
Mason, who is now in his second stint as Spurs caretaker after Cristian Stellini was sacked following a short spell after Antonio Conte’s departure, has thrown his hat into the ring for the long-term job.
Jurgen Klopp refusing to write off Liverpool’s season just yet
14:50 , Jonathan Gorrie
It has hardly been much of a succesful campagn for Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp is refusing to write it off just yet.
“What do I make of it? Nothing yet,” he told Sky Sports.
“I would like to play the rest of the season and see where we will end up. Consistency is obviously the most important thing in football and we couldn’t show that for most of the season.
“That was a real problem and that’s why we are where we are. On our day we can still beat pretty much anybody. Obviously this year we could have lost against everybody as well!”
Graeme Souness ‘embarrassed’ for Harry Kane
14:40 , Jonathan Gorrie
The Sky Sports pundit was not happy with Harry Kane’s interview in which he spoke of the Tottenham squad having the heart and desire to come back against Manchester United.
Souness was questioning why Spurs haven’t played with that kind of drive all season.
“I’m embarrassed for him and that comment and I’m a big fan of Harry Kane,” he told Sky Sports.
Tottenham manager news: Brendan Rodgers tipped to take over despite previously snubbing Daniel Levy
14:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jamie Redknapp has backed Brendan Rodgers for the vacant Tottenham job.
Spurs are still chasing a full-time appointment after the departure of Antonio Conte and are now under the stewardship of Ryan Mason on an interim basis until the end of the season.
The former midfielder was placed in charge following the failed Cristian Stellini experiment, with the Italian given his marching orders after the 6-1 humiliation at Newcastle.
Tottenham season not finished yet as Ryan Mason rallies stars for timely turnaround
14:29 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham proved there is life in them yet this season as they came from 2-0 down to earn a credible draw with Manchester United in Ryan Mason‘s first game in charge.
A committed and positive second-half display earned Spurs a deserved point and suggested, at the very least, they can finish the season on a positive note under their latest acting head coach.
The hosts were booed off at half-time after another show of meek defending allowed United to establish a two-goal lead through Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford without ever really getting out of second gear.
There seemed a distinct possibly the atmosphere could turn toxic after the break, with restless supporters calling for chairman Daniel Levy’s head during the first half.
Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here!
Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool’s resilience after nervy win over Nottingham Forest
14:17 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jurgen Klopp was relieved to see his Liverpool side respond to setbacks in their eventful win over Nottingham Forest.
After a goalless first-half at Anfield, Diogo Jota scored a brace either side of a goal from Neco Williams, the former Liverpool defender, before Morgan Gibbs-White equalised to get the visitors level once again.
Tottenham manager news: Mauricio Pochettino ‘so disappointed’ by snub after ‘waiting’ for Daniel Levy call
14:15 , Jonathan Gorrie
Mauricio Pochettino was ‘sitting by the phone’ waiting for a call that from Tottenham before entering into talks with Chelsea, his close confidant Alan Brazil has claimed.
With Spurs looking for a new permanent manager after the departure of Antonio Conte, the idea of re-appointing Pochettino – who enjoyed a productive spell in north London between 2014 and 2019 – has been mooted by many.
Harry Kane hails ‘great’ Ryan Mason impact and demands Tottenham ‘be brave’ in Liverpool challenge
14:10 , Jonathan Gorrie
Harry Kane says the Tottenham squad is “fully behind” Ryan Mason and called on the players to “be brave” at Anfield on Sunday after last night’s spirited comeback against Manchester United.
Spurs recovered from 2-0 down at half-time to earn an encouraging point in Mason’s first game in charge since Cristian Stellini was sacked, helping to banish the memory of their 6-1 humiliation at Newcastle last Sunday and build confidence ahead of this weekend’s six-pointer against Liverpool.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
14:04 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool wins: 88
Tottenham wins: 48
Prediction: Liverpool to win 2-1
14:02 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham are finally flickering back to life under the stewardship of Mason, but a trip to Anfield is always a tough assignment – Spurs haven’t won there in more than a decade – so this may be a step too far, too soon.
Liverpool have won three on the bounce and are looking more like themselves, they should edge a tight game.
A 2-1 win to Liverpool.
Tottenham team news: Ben Davies pushing to start
14:01 , Jonathan Gorrie
Mason brought Richarlison back into the Spurs starting line-up against United but may be tempted to recall Dejan Kulusevski to the attack. Another potential change may come at the back with Ben Davies pushing for a first start since March 18 after struggling with a knock.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Tottenham as they travel to Merseyside.
Liverpool team news: Ibrahima Konate could return
14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie
Joel Matip came in for the injured Ibrahima Konate at West Ham on Wednesday night and headed home the winning goal. It remains to be seen if Konate will come back into the defence, or whether Jurgen Klopp sticks with Matip.
Otherwise, the German’s recent team selections have been very consistent, preferring Curtis Jones in midfield and Diogo Jota in attack, with the likes of Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott relegated to the bench. The Reds form has been improved too, going unbeaten in their past five outings.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Tottenham
14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports, with coverage beginning at 4pm on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
Live stream: Subscribers can also watch the action on the Sky Go app and website.
Live blog: You can also follow all the action on Sunday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
13:48 , Jonathan Gorrie
Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.
It’s another huge game in the albeit somewhat distance race for the Champions League, with both sides still able to dream should they manage the not-so-easy task of winning every game from here.
Kick-off at Anfield is at 4.30pm BST.