Premier League: Liverpool’s title hopes to succeed after draw against Tottenham Hotspur

22 May 2022 | 08:10 | Football

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool cannot give up hope in the race to the Premier League title after a 1-1 draw against Tottenham despite admitting they cannot see Manchester City slide. Klopp’s side lead City on goal difference after dropping points at Anfield for the first time since February. But the English champions can now afford to draw one of their four remaining games and still retain their title.

Pep Guardiola’s men can recapture the top spot and take a three-point lead when they host Newcastle on Sunday.

“It’s an important point but we all know the situation,” Klopp said.

“We’re at the top of the table right now and if we and Man City lost all the games it would be great, but we both know that’s not going to happen.

“I would love to sit here and say yes City will drop points, the problem is I can’t see it.”

Part of the spoils has put Tottenham by a point over fourth-placed Arsenal, but their chances of breaking into the top four now also depend on the Gunners dropping points in two of their last four games. .

Son Heung-min completed a superb move to give Spurs the lead in the 56th minute.

In the 16th minute, Luis Diaz kicked the ball off the post, but Liverpool still could not find an equalizer.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said: “It’s not easy to play at this moment against a great team in a great atmosphere.

“They have a lot of energy despite playing every three days, it’s unbelievable. They deserve all that they have achieved this season.

“To have a good result is positive but we have to be disappointed because we had a chance to win.”

The two sides have a difference of 21 points, but Spurs have a habit of saving as much as possible for the big occasion.

Conte’s army is unbeaten in all 4 meetings with Man City and Liverpool this season.

Liverpool didn’t start off as a weary side as they reached the Champions League final in their 57th game of the season against Villarreal in midweek, as intense press from the hosts pummeled Tottenham.

But Virgil van Dijk’s corner kick came from a corner.

Spurs also hit the fence in the first half Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg long-range targeting.

The second half followed a similar pattern, with Liverpool pressing the field against Tottenham, but this time Spurs picked them up on the counter-attack.

Harry Kane had time to assess his options and play in Ryan Sessegnon, who slipped through the box for Son to touch his 20th Premier League goal of the season to move in the second round. Mohamed Salah.

This is Liverpool’s first time away at Anfield in a league match since February. Spurs could double the lead if Son manages to control another Sessegnon cross later.

Salah tried his best to extend his advantage in the race for the Golden Boot and rescue the Reds’ title challenge but was denied by a brilliant save from Ben Davies.

Diaz turned the game around and drew midweek as Klopp’s men led 2-0 tonight to win 3-2 over Villarreal and reach their third Champions League final in five seasons.

The Colombian has been a sensational signing since arriving in January and has made another contribution with a chunk of his fortune.

Diaz’s shot from the edge of the box misses a lot Rodrigo Bentancur has the wrong foot Hugo Lloris.

But Liverpool will have to settle to win a title double, unless City stumble as Tottenham hold firmly in the closing stages.

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Klopp’s men, who have lifted the League Cup, face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next weekend and then Real Madrid for the Champions League in Paris on May 28.

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