Following an entertaining and incident-packed, 2-2 draw against Tottenham, ten-man Liverpool squandered the chance to reduce the gap on leaders Manchester City.
On 13 minutes, Harry Kane tucked home Tanguy NDombele’s wonderful through ball to give the visitors the lead. It was only Kane’s second league goal of the season.
Antonio Conte’s side then squandered a slew of clear-cut chances, with Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli both failing to take advantage of a Liverpool defence that looked much too porous in the absence of Virgil van Dijk.
On the counter-attack, the away side found Tottenham’s zeal unsettling, and they were left angry when Kane escaped with a yellow card despite lunging dangerously at Andy Robertson.
The Merseysiders remained a threat, and Diogo Jota scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season with a fine header from Robertson’s cross on 35 minutes.
In a first half that almost had everything, Jota had a penalty claim knocked down, and Jurgen Klopp was reprimanded as his rage boiled over on the touchline.
Following the break, the cycle repeated, with Liverpool commanding but being caught off guard. Before Trent Alexander Arnold’s fizzing cross was headed in by Robertson on 65 minutes, Kane squandered two gilt-edged chances to restore Spurs’ lead.
Liverpool appeared to have regained control of the game until Alisson botched a through pass, allowing Son Heung-Min to roll into an empty net and draw the score level five minutes later.
The story didn’t finish there: after VAR intervened and asked the referee to review the monitor, Robertson was sent off for a challenge on Emerson Royal.
Liverpool are now three points behind Manchester City in second place. Spurs are still in seventh place, six points behind Arsenal in fourth place, despite having played three fewer games.
The two teams will now turn their attention to the League Cup on Wednesday night, with Liverpool hosting Leicester and Tottenham hosting West Ham at home.