Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham: Last-Gasp Jota Strike Denies Spurs After Dramatic Anfield Fightback


Diogo Jota struck a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool clinched a dramatic 4-3 win over Tottenham, who had fought back from three goals down in a remarkable contest at Anfield. 

A week on from their 6-1 defeat to Newcastle United, Spurs looked set for more of the same when Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah scored within the first 15 minutes.

Unlike on Tyneside, Spurs showed plenty of fight as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min teed up a grandstand finish, before Richarlison's first league goal for the club levelled things up at 3-3 in stoppage time.

However, as Tottenham prepared to celebrate clinching the unlikeliest of draws, Jota latched onto Lucas Moura's error to fire home, sending Anfield into raptures and moving the Reds above their visitors in the Premier League table.

Liverpool needed less than three minutes to go ahead, Trent Alexander-Arnold continuing his fine form with a first-time delivery for Jones, who side-footed in at the far post.

As was the case a week earlier, Spurs soon found themselves 2-0 down. Making his first start since October, Diaz steered in Cody Gakpo's cut-back with just five minutes on the clock.

Gakpo was also involved when the third arrived 10 minutes later, as Cristian Romero's clumsy foul on the Dutch forward allowed Salah to hammer home from the spot.

Complacency appeared to afflict Liverpool as half-time approached, with Son and Dejan Kulusevski squandering chances either side of Kane making it 3-1 with a close-range volley.

Spurs hit both posts within the space of a minute as they looked to replicate Thursday's comeback against Manchester United, and they had hope when Son broke clear to slot beneath Alisson.

With Liverpool on the ropes as the game entered a third minute of stoppage time, Spurs looked to have salvaged a point when Richarlison glanced Son's free-kick in.

There was one final twist to come, however, Moura's misplaced pass teeing up Jota to drill home a winner to send Anfield into raptures.

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