Apr 04, 2016

    Spurs draw with Reds also opens up Gunners threat


    TOTTENHAM Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino punched the Anfield turf in frustration at the final whistle after his side drew 1-1 with Liverpool in a Premier League match full of thrilling, attacking action on Saturday.

    Philippe Coutinho put Liverpool ahead against title-chasing Tottenham with a superbly crafted goal after 51 minutes before Harry Kane equalised for Spurs 12 minutes later with a stunning low shot on the turn.

    The result lifted Spurs on to 62 points with six matches to play, four behind leaders Leicester City who were at home to Southampton yesterday.

    Spurs have a dreadful record at Anfield, winning only six of their 73 league matches there, and normally a 1-1 draw would be considered a good result.

    But Pochettino told Sky Sports: "The first half was equal but the feeling after the game is that we missed two points."

    Pochettino's blues would be lifted if his former club Southampton could do Spurs a favour by beating Leicester last night.

    But the Foxes would move seven points clear of the London club if they managed a victory.

    Spurs also came under pressure from their arch-rivals Arsenal, who beat Watford 4-0.

    The Gunners stay third but have narrowed the gap on Spurs to four points and have a game in hand.

    Kane, the Premier League's top scorer, took his tally to 22 league goals for the season - the most by a Spurs player since Gary Lineker scored 28 in 1991-92.

    However, that provided little consolation for Kane.

    "We are fighting for the Premier League, we will watch the Leicester game tomorrow and hope Southampton can get a result and do us a favour.

    "We have done what we can do."

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, whose team remain ninth, said: "You cannot be satisfied after a draw.

    "There were two world-class goals scored.

    "First half was a stop-and-go game; we were brilliant at go, then stopped in concentration. It was an open and wild game but we could have won it."