Tottenham Holds Liverpool

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur played to a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday evening in the English Premier League.  This match was a highly anticipated one as Tottenham are second to league leaders Leicester City and were looking for the perfect opportunity to close the gap at the top of the log.  The two were evenly matched at the beginning.

Both were looking for that early goal to set the tone in the match.  There were a few defensive slip-ups from the Reds when there was a misunderstanding between Simon Mignolet and Dejan Lovren, who was supposed to clear the ball which nearly gave Mauricio Pochettino’s charges a chance at goal.  As the end of the first half was nearing the hosts were playing better than their opponents and looked the most promising to score first.

Hugo Lloris made a number of crucial save to keep the Merseysiders at bay and the half ended goalless.  Five minutes after the start of the second half Philippe Coutinho scored by gracefully passing the ball into the back of the net beating Lloris.  Their lead did not last long as Harry Kane powered a low shot into the bottom corner of the net in the 63rd minute.

Desperate for a winning goal both teams threw themselves into attacking mode with Juergen Klopp’s men having more of the chances but no goals were scored and the match ended with the sides sharing the spoils.  The goals that could have been scored in this fixture could have been more but both teams defended very well and so it finished a point a piece.