Liverpool defeats Tottenham in a seven-goal thriller.
Diogo Jota’s injury-time winner earned Liverpool a stunning victory at Anfield after Tottenham appeared to be on course for a point despite falling behind three goals inside 15 minutes.
Spurs were 5-0 down after 20 minutes at Newcastle United and quickly fell three goals behind at Anfield as Liverpool produced an early salvo that left them chasing what appeared to be a hopeless cause.
Instead, Spurs were on the verge of salvaging an unlikely draw when former Everton striker Richarlison headed his first Premier League goal of the season in stoppage time – until Jota capitalised on a defensive mix-up seconds later to win the game for Liverpool.
Curtis Jones scored from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross in the third minute, before Luis Diaz, making his first start since suffering a knee injury in October that required surgery, turned in Mohamad Salah’s ball at the near post two minutes later.
Salah made up for missed penalties against Bournemouth and Arsenal by scoring from the spot after Romero’s clumsy foul on Cody Gakpo.
Spurs fans, who were offered a refund following the 6-1 defeat on Tyneside, produced a fightback and demonstrated true character, with Harry Kane volleying home six minutes before the break.
Spurs had chances to give Liverpool even more anxiety, but both Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero hit the post within seconds of each other in the second half.
With 13 minutes remaining, Son surged clear to beat Alisson, giving Spurs renewed hope.
Richarlison’s header sent the visiting fans wild, but Jota had the final say.
Liverpool moves up to fifth place to keep their fragile Champions League ambitions alive, but recent victories by Manchester United and Newcastle United make this an increasingly long shot.