Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham LIVE! Diaz goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham LIVE! Diaz goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Tottenham - LIVE!

Liverpool saw their Premier League title ambitions dented after being held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham.

With rivals Manchester City not in action until Sunday, the Reds were looking to edge clear at the top once again.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk headed against the crossbar from a corner, before Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s low strike hit the outside of the post at the other end.

Heung-min Son broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when he tapped in after good build-up play from Harry Kane to release Ryan Sessegnon down the left.

Liverpool - undefeated in the Premier League at Anfield since March last year - equalised through Luis Diaz’s deflected strike in the 74th minute.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, though, could not conjure a winner and while they move above City on goal difference, it remains to be seen how crucial the dropped points could prove to be.

Liverpool vs Tottenham latest news

  • GOAL! Diaz levels with deflected strike

  • GOAL! Son puts Spurs ahead with simple finish

  • POST! Hobjerg hits the post from distance

  • WOODWORK! Van Dijk denied by the bar

Liverpool FC 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur FC

Player ratings

22:47 , Matt Verri

Eric Dier 9

An imperious display in the heart of the back three. Superb in the air and led Spurs’ brave approach to playing out.

Ben Davies 8

In the right place to made a string of clearances and blocks, notably throwing himself in front of Salah’s shot shortly before the equaliser.

Emerson Royal 9

So often a weak link, the Brazilian had his best game for Spurs, defending resolutely and attacking with purpose. His long punt helped to make Son’s goal. Look out for the highlights reel.

Click here for our full Tottenham ratings

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Battling draw...

22:17 , Matt Verri

Klopp: Dressing room is not flying

22:14 , Matt Verri

“Obviously not the result we wanted but the performance was what I wanted so with that I’m fine.

“The dressing room is not flying, come on, but there are other games to play. We just have to keep going.”

Heung-min Son’s reaction...

22:04 , Matt Verri

“It was a big game, Anfield is obviously not easy. It is a big point, but gutted we didn’t make it at the end.

“Liverpool is one of the best teams in the world at the moment. Sometimes we need to defend and we did well today. This was our game plan and we could do better with the ball. We have space to improve.

“We work at attacking as a team. We know where to run, which player will be free. This was perfect for our game plan, I am proud but it should be more. I’m exhausted, this is one of the toughest games I’ve ever played.”

How Liverpool got themselves level...

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21:58 , Matt Verri

So what does that mean for the Premier League table?

Liverpool and Man City are level on points at the top, but the Reds have played a game more. Very much advantage City.

In the battle for fourth, Spurs trail Arsenal by a point - the Gunners can go four points clear with victory over Leeds tomorrow.

What could have been...

21:55 , Matt Verri

94th-minute, completely free... Hojbjerg tries to find Kane.

Had to go for goal, or leave it to Bergwijn who was waiting behind. Easy to say with hindsight though!

Plenty of positives for Spurs...

21:50 , Matt Verri

How Spurs took the lead...

21:42 , Matt Verri

FT: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham

21:39 , Matt Verri

It finishes level at Anfield.

Great result for Tottenham, frustrating one for Liverpool. Is that their quadruple hopes over?

Quite possibly.

21:37 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: HUGE CHANCE FOR SPURS!

Winks swings the cross in, Hojbjerg and Bergwijn are completely free at the back post.

Hojbjerg tries to head it down for Kane, makes a mess of it. Surely had to go for goal!

21:36 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Well then - Keita fouls Kane and Spurs will have a chance to put the ball into the box. Keita booked for it.

Last chance for Dier and Romero to come up from the back? No. They stay right where they are. This is very much not going into the box.

21:34 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Conte has been keeping this one in his back pocket.

Bergwijn on in place of Son. Another few seconds eaten up...

21:33 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Diaz lays it across to Keita. He lets it run for Salah, goes for goal... deflected behind. Yet another Liverpool corner.

Deep towards Konate, Bentancur up to head it away. Salah puts the ball back into the box, Lloris off his line to claim.

Five minutes added on!

21:30 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Kane sets Son away, slightly overhit the pass though which slows him down.

Son waits for Davies on the overlap, plays it wide to him... Davies hammers it over the bar. Konate was swiftly over the close him down.

Keita on to replace Fabinho.

21:27 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Kulusevski taking every possible second as he strolls off, to be replaced by Kulusevski.

That gives you a fairly good insight into what Conte is thinking.

21:25 , Matt Verri

82 mins: This is a chance for Spurs, as Konate puts the ball behind for a corner under pressure from Davies.

Son over to take... again he doesn’t beat Thiago at the near post. Terrible. He’ll get another chance though.

Third time lucky? Better but Konate heads it away.

21:23 , Matt Verri

80 mins: That’s been coming for pretty much the entire match. Fabinho makes one foul too many and he’s shown a yellow card, leaving Son down in pain.

Home fans not convinced he actually is hurt, but he does look in a fair bit of pain.

21:20 , Matt Verri

77 mins: This is relentless now from Liverpool, Tottenham cannot get out at all.

This isn’t sustainable for 13 minutes plus stoppage-time. Conte makes a change - Sanchez on for Sessegnon. Davies will move out to wing-back.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

21:18 , Matt Verri

That’s a cruel way for Spurs to concede, with Diaz’s shot taking a wicked deflection off Bentancur on the way in. That said, the goal came from a throw-in which was allowed to go all the way to Mane on edge of the area.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham | Luis Diaz 74'

21:17 , Matt Verri

LIVERPOOL ARE LEVEL!

Anfield erupts! It’s Luis Diaz, with the help of a massive deflection.

Shifts inside onto his right foot, Bentancur sticks a foot out and it’s off the Spurs midfielder and into the corner. Lloris can do nothing.

21:16 , Matt Verri

73 mins: SENSATIONAL BLOCK!

The defending has just been so good from Spurs. Salah works the space on his left foot inside the box... that usually means one thing.

On this occasion, it means Davies comes flying in to block.

21:15 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Tottenham drawing a lot of soft free-kicks now... Jota and Alexander-Arnold too keen to dive in.

Mature display from Spurs so far - huge 20 minutes coming up though.

21:13 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Sessegnon swiftly joins him in the book, as he drags Salah back as the Liverpool forward tried to break free.

He would have been in too, had to make the foul.

Alexander-Arnold puts too much on the cross and it’s behind for a goal-kick.

21:11 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Kulusevski breezes away from Thiago, problems for Liverpool.

Tsimikas gets back and pulls the Tottenham man back... free-kick and yellow card.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

21:10 , Matt Verri

Klopp is going all out attack with the introduction of Jota for Henderson. Spurs are going to face a barrage for 25 minutes but there will be even more space for them on the counter-attack. Next goal wins?

21:10 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Tottenham have got pretty much everyone back on the edge of their own box.

Romero with another diving header to stop Mane getting on the end of the cross. He’s been everywhere. Diaz stretches to try and keep a cross in play... can’t do it.

21:06 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Corners coming thick and fast for Liverpool, this time Romero putting a cross from Henderson behind.

Falls for Diaz... wonderful block from Davies. And now Romero hacks it away. Defending for their lives back there.

Changes for Liverpool - Robertson and Henderson off, Tsimikas and Jota on.

21:04 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Spurs taking their time over everything now, a throw-in is now at least a 30 second event. Anfield crowd not impressed.

Visitors won’t care one bit - their game-plan is coming off perfectly.

21:02 , Matt Verri

59 mins: NEARLY TWO!

Spurs are getting more and more space on the counter. Royal is in behind on the right, cross has too much on it.

Sessegnon makes something of it though, pulling it back to Son and it just bounces off him and behind. Seconds later, Kulusevski fires a shot straight at Alisson.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

21:00 , Matt Verri

Kane and Son were unsurprisingly at the heart of Spurs’ goal but full credit for the part played by wing-backs Emerson and Sessegnon.

They often feel like weak links in this team but both are having very good games.

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Tottenham | Heung-min Son 56'

20:59 , Matt Verri

WHAT A STUNNING GOAL THAT IS!

Spurs take the lead and it’s a brilliant team move. Royal sends a long ball forward, Kane brings it down superbly and it opens up perfectly for him.

Slides it wide to Sessegnon in the box, he squares it perfectly for Son and it’s a simple finish.

20:58 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Good spell this for Tottenham, they win another corner as Alexander-Arnold blocks the cross.

Son to swing this one in, in front of the Spurs fans. They aren’t particularly thrilled with that... straight at Thiago who can clear at the near post.

20:57 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Chance for Spurs to break as Son picks the ball up in space.

Fabinho fails in his attempts to trip him up, on Son goes into the box... shot blocked. Kane wanted it played into him.

20:56 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Good work from Royal out wide and he wins a corner for Spurs. Up come the centre-backs.

In towards Kane, headed out to the edge of the area. Sessegnon cushions it back in, Spurs players are all offside though so they leave it.

Liverpool quickly on the attack, Davies hauls Salah down and he does earn a yellow card.

20:54 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Fabinho comes in from behind on Kane, another poor challenge. Bentancur breaks away, but the referee has already blown for the foul.

“That’s his third foul,” Kane tells Michael Oliver. May have left a few words out that Kane included....

20:52 , Matt Verri

50 mins: That’s much better - glorious pass from Thiago out to Henderson on the right.

Plays it back across goal, comes back to Alexander-Arnold who drills it in low... corner. Once again, Tottenham up to the task from set-pieces.

20:52 , Matt Verri

49 mins: What was that?!

Lloris with the ball in his hands, throws it out straight to Salah. The Liverpool man is in a generous mood though, clipping a harmless ball in for Dier to head away.

Neither side with a particularly impressive start to this half.

20:50 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Romero caught on the ball and it’s a terrible position to lose it.

Played into the box by Liverpool, Davies there to hammer it out of play. Gets his teammate out of trouble.

Back underway!

20:48 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running for the second-half at Anfield!

Into the top-flight...

20:45 , Matt Verri

20:42 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have had 64% possession, 11 shots.... only two on target though. They’ve found Dier and Romero in the way a number of times.

Just the three shots for Tottenham, though that probably doesn’t tell the full story. They’ve had more promising moments than that.

Nearly for Spurs...

20:39 , Matt Verri

HT: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

20:33 , Matt Verri

It’s goalless at the break at Anfield.

Liverpool with the majority of possession and a lot of dangerous moments, with Van Dijk hitting the bar, but Spurs have defended impressively. Dier with a number of crucial blocks.

Spurs have carried a threat on the counter, while Hojbjerg rattled the post from distance. Entertaining half!

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20:31 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Just the one minute added on at the end of the half.

Spurs will be very grateful to hear that whistle.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

20:30 , Matt Verri

That minute was a snapshot of these two teams in a nutshell. Liverpool were suffocating Spurs - and Diaz extended Lloris - but seconds later Hojbjerg struck the post after a quick break.

Eventful end to the first half and it’s Spurs who will go in the happier if it remains 0-0.

20:28 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Liverpool players are up, Anfield crowd is up... dangerous minutes before the break for Spurs.

Mane and Diaz combine brilliantly, with Diaz then firing an effort at goal. Lloris parries it away.

Spurs break though, for the first time in a while. Hojbjerg goes for goal from distance... HITS THE POST! Tottenham almost take the lead out of nothing.

20:26 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Spurs really under pressure at the moment, Romero concedes the free-kick this time.

Well within shooting range. It’s Alexander-Arnold... straight into the wall which came flying out.

20:25 , Matt Verri

39 mins: LIVERPOOL HIT THE BAR!

So close to the opening goal. As simple as you like - Alexander-Arnold swings the corner in, Van Dijk up to win the header and it flicks off the top of the bar.

Spurs just about survive.

20:24 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Poor pass from Bentancur, means Hojbjerg then throws himself into a late challenge on Thiago. As clear a free-kick as you’ll see, maybe lucky there’s no card.

Another free-kick in a promising position for the hosts - they haven’t made the most of these so far.

Great delivery from Alexander-Arnold, even better defending from Dier to put it behind for a corner.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

20:21 , Matt Verri

Fabinho is incredibly lucky not to have at least been shown a yellow card after late challenges on Kane and then Emerson. Arguably both could have been bookings.

20:21 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Royal knocks it past Robertson, the Liverpool man raises his arm and that will be a free-kick.

Conte so animated on the touchline, his players have responded too with an impressive showing so far.

20:19 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Son has been really quiet but he gets his first chance to run with the ball.

Plays it across to Royal, Tottenham are forced to slow it down and seconds later they’re kicking it out of play in their own half. So good from Liverpool.

20:17 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Tottenham could really do without moments like that - Salah going absolutely nowhere, into the corner and Bentancur decides to shove him over. Free-kick Liverpool in a dangerous position out wide.

This will be coming in with a lot of pace from Alexander-Arnold. Headed out by Romero, Thiago sends it back in and Diaz tries to head it across to Mane.

Just hits Kane and rolls towards Lloris.

20:14 , Matt Verri

29 mins: ALMOST!

That was nearly a disastrous moment for Spurs. Thiago floats a ball into the box, Sessegnon reads it but heads it completely the wrong way and it loops towards the far corner.

Salah is there waiting for a tap-in... Lloris at full stretch tips it away just in time.

20:13 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Royal is out of position and Liverpool nearly take full advantage.

Diaz runs straight at Romero, cuts inside past him and the centre-back can’t do anything about it. Goes for goal, not the cleanest of strikes and Dier is there to block.

20:11 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Kulusevski gets away from Robertson, Son wants the ball played in behind but it comes back to Bentancur.

Fizzes it wide to Sessegnon who puts in an early cross, hammered away by Van Dijk. Another promising counter from Spurs, there is certainly space there for them.

20:08 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Robertson swings the corner in, Van Dijk gets up above Bentancur and it’s almost a free header.

Can’t direct it though, and it loops harmlessly wide. Big chance for Liverpool.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

20:08 , Matt Verri

Spurs are effectively playing 5-4-1 without the ball and so far managing to frustrate Liverpool, while finding a promising amount of space on the counter.

It feels like Conte has got his tactics right -- but that is no guarantee of a result against this Liverpool side.

20:07 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Diaz slides a pass through to Henderson, who is immediately closed down by Royal and Romero.

The Tottenham centre-back then launches himself into a challenge, conceding the corner and leaving Henderson in a heap on the floor.

20:05 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Liverpool taking back control of possession now and dictating play again.

Thiago seeing plenty of the ball, and he floats a ball into the box. Drops for Henderson, he plays it low towards Salah... great defending from Davies.

Liverpool want a corner, they’re not going to get it.

20:03 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Kulusevski and Royal are on the same side of the pitch as Conte, and they’re certainly getting their fair share of instructions.

No chance of them getting away with a lack of work-rate this half...

20:00 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Problem for Tottenham as Kulusevski goes down. Got slightly caught by Thiago a couple of minutes ago.

He looks in a fair bit of pain, but he’s back up now. Should be fine to continue, medical staff have worked wonders.

19:58 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Brilliant block from Henderson, who has to throw himself in the way of a Kane shot inside the box.

Spurs enjoying a really good spell here, really do need to make the most of these moments.

19:57 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Mane plays Salah in on the right, he cuts inside and looks to bend the shot. Deflected behind for a corner.

Robertson over to take it - Dier up well to flick it away. Alexander-Arnold puts it back in, this time Romero is the man to clear the danger.

19:56 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Spurs starting to see a bit more of the ball, after getting through that early Liverpool storm.

Hosts have responded by sitting off slightly too, allowing Dier and Romero to have it. Comes forward to Royal on the right, whips a good cross in. Kane can’t quite get up enough.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

19:54 , Matt Verri

The pattern of the game is already set, with Liverpool dominating possession and Spurs looking for opportunities to counter.

And they got one just then, Bentancur shooting straight at Alisson. Spurs will have to make those kind of chances count to take anything here.

19:53 , Matt Verri

7 mins: That’s the gameplan!

First Spurs attack and it’s a dangerous one as they counter quickly. Kane plays a brilliant low cross in towards Son, Alisson parries away. Comes out to Bentancur, goes for goal from just outside the box... easy save.

Offside flag then goes up.

19:52 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Spurs sitting deep, solid five at the back. Kulusevski and Son right back too, just in front of the wing-backs. Kane a lonely figure up front - well, about ten yards in front of the midfield.

Konate and Van Dijk are going to be seeing a lot of the ball tonight.

19:49 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Salah lays the ball off for Mane and he has space to drive into.

Opens up for him 30 yards out, tries his luck from distance. Catches it sweetly but straight at Lloris.

19:48 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Spurs hanging on early on!

Robertson and Diaz causing problems on the left already, with Bentancur caught on the ball.

Alexander-Arnold clips the cross in, Robertson heads it back across goal... Mane can’t connect with the acrobatic effort.

KICK-OFF!

19:46 , Matt Verri

You’ll Never Walk Alone - done!

We are up and running at Anfield in what could be an absolute thriller.

19:41 , Matt Verri

Here we go.... it’s very nearly time to get underway!

Players are in the tunnel at Anfield, atmosphere picking up. Huge, huge match.

Pre-match thoughts from Klopp

19:36 , Matt Verri

“Actually, I think it’s not fair that we say Tottenham is a pure counter-attacking team – that’s a massive strength, yes, but when you let them play, they play.

“They are all technically really good, specific way of build-up, using Dier in a special way.”

19:29 , Matt Verri

Man United have just lost 4-0 to Brighton... another miserable 90 minutes for Ralf Rangnick and his side.

They still trail by Tottenham by three points, having played three more points.

Don’t think it’s too bold a prediction to say United will not be finishing any higher than sixth. At best.

Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield

19:24 , Matt Verri

Warm-ups underway

19:20 , Matt Verri

Conte: Winning needs to become a drug

19:15 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte says Tottenham failed to cope with the pressure of being fourth against Brighton and Brentford last month, and believes his players will only develop a winning mentality when they have experienced the “drug” of silverware.

“In my opinion, you gain the winning mentality and you become a winner in the moment that you start to win,” Conte said.

“A lot of people speak about, ‘winning mentality, winning mentality’, but you only start to get the winning mentality when you start to win.

“Because when you start to win you understand that the work that you did brought this result. When you start to win, winning becomes a drug for you and you want to repeat it. You want to have this fantastic moment, to celebrate, to feel in this moment that you are the best.”

Click here for the full story on that

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19:08 , Matt Verri

As expected in midfield for Tottenham, with Hojbjerg and Bentancur.

The two of them will have to contend with Henderson, Fabinho and Thiago - no easy task.

Thiago in particular has been in sparkling form in recent weeks.

Hosts have arrived....

19:00 , Matt Verri

18:54 , Matt Verri

Diaz and Henderson over Jota and Keita the main choices that Klopp has made tonight. No Firmino in the squad once again.

Just the one change for Spurs - Kulusevski in to replace Moura. Other than that, it’s exactly as you’d expect.

Tottenham team

18:48 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Lloris, Dier, Romero, Davies, Emerson Royal, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Hojbjerg, Son, Kane, Kulusevski

Subs: Gollini, Rodon, Scarlett, Sanchez, White, Winks, Bergwijn, Craig, Moura

Liverpool team

18:45 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Jones, Jota, Origi

18:41 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in less than five minutes...

Diaz to start for Liverpool? Kulusevski to return to the side for Spurs?

All will be revealed very soon.

18:35 , Matt Verri

Goals, a red card, plenty of missed chances...

It was non-stop entertainment when these sides met in north London back in November, as it finished 2-2.

Similar excitement today would be much appreciated.

Klopp wary of threat Tottenham possess

18:27 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp described Tottenham’s frontline as the best in the world at what they do - in a warning to his Liverpool side ahead of tonight’s clash.

The Reds need a win at Anfield to maintain their fight for the title but Harry Kane, Song Heung-min and Co will fancy their chances against a Liverpool defence that holds a notoriously high line.

However, Klopp is well aware of Spurs’ threat on the break, underlining their ability as the “best counter-attacking players in the world” under Antonio Conte.

“When you think about how Tottenham wins football games, they’re a brilliant football team - up front they have speed like crazy,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.

“Harry Kane, what a player. He obviously fits in that idea extremely well, there’s a blind understanding between [Tottenham’s forwards]. I’d say it’s probably the biggest challenge for protection we’ve faced for a long time.”

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18:20 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are in a battle for fourth, and Chelsea could soon be dragged into that too.

The Blues were held by Wolves earlier today, Conor Coady scoring with the final kick of the match to make it 2-2.

Win tonight at Anfield, and Spurs will be three points behind Chelsea. Victory against Liverpool is far from an easy task though!

18:12 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte says he could be Tottenham’s answer to Jurgen Klopp but has warned the club must “spend a lot of money or hope for a miracle” to compete with Liverpool.

In the strongest indication yet that he may be prepared to commit to Spurs long-term, Conte said Klopp’s Liverpool were a “good example” to follow and suggested he would sign a new contract if he was sure he would be backed in the same way as the German at Anfield.

Conte’s deal runs until the end of next season but the Italian has consistently refused to commit to Spurs beyond the end of the current campaign.

Conte told Standard Sport: “I don’t know but if I was sure that type of situation could happen [here], I’d sign [a new contract]!

“But the time for Liverpool was easier than now,” Conte added. “When Liverpool started this work with Jurgen, they were a top team but not in a way they are now - consolidated with an important manager, always the same team, big investment, big money spent in the transfer market.”

Read Conte’s full comments right here

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Perfect evening for it...

18:05 , Matt Verri

Prediction

17:57 , Matt Verri

The Reds looked shaky against Villarreal and must up their game to face what will be a determined Spurs side who caused them more than a little trouble earlier in the season.

Any slip-up could bring an end to Liverpool’s title, and quadruple, hopes, but this certainly looks to be the most difficult Premier League challenge they have remaining.

1-1 draw.

How they could line up...

17:50 , Matt Verri

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz.

Predicted Tottenham XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

Tottenham team news

17:44 , Matt Verri

Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon should continue at wing-back for Tottenham given Matt Doherty (knee) and Sergio Reguilon (groin) continue to be out.

Japhet Tanganga (knee) and Oliver Skipp (pelvic) are long-term absentees while Antonio Conte will consider reintroducing Dejan Kulusevski to his starting XI.

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Liverpool team news

17:34 , Matt Verri

Roberto Firmino could be involved in the hosts’ squad after returning to training following a foot issue.

Divock Origi was deemed ready for action against Villarreal after a bout of illness and Liverpool have no other reported injury concerns.

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How to watch Liverpool vs Tottenham

17:26 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The game will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with Dan Kilpatrick at the ground to provide expert analysis.

Good evening!

17:18 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool vs Tottenham at Anfield!

It’s a huge match in both the title race and the battle for Champions League football - should be a thrilling 90 minutes.

We’ll have all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:45pm BST. Stay tuned!

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