Spurs would be worried about dropping two points in their quest to catch up with league leaders Leicester, while the hosts are falling behind Manchester City, United and West Ham in the race for fourth place.
Both teams missed chances, but Liverpool were guilty of failing on the easier opportunities. After about 25 minutes Coutinho’s through ball got Daniel Sturridge clean through, and he’d usually finish that one-on-one with the keeper.
However Sturridge has been rusty after injury spells, and didn’t hit it sweetly, managing to bang it straight at the Spurs keeper. Soon after on the half hour mark, Adam Lallana spun around and hit a great shot from the edge of the box that Lloris got a big hand on.
A third attempt came in succession as a ball from Coutinho fell kindly to Lallana close on, he went for a volley and didn’t connect it hard enough, resulting in Lloris having time to push it away again. Somehow it was 0-0 at half-time.
Both clubs made many errors in the centre, giving the ball away on occasions and Sakho was guilty of being sloppy as well as being past by Harry Kane many times.
Coutinho’s assists were not rewarded, but he made it count himself when Sturridge turned provider for him, the Brazilian stabbed it in for the opener.
However just half the hour mark, Eriksen assisted Kane for a quick equalizer. Both sides were going for the win, but Liverpool were also concerned about their midweek Europa League game.
Divock Origi came on for Sturridge. Coutinho continued to trouble Spurs, but there wasn’t a good enough finisher at the top. Firmino’s wasn’t fit to start and was sorely missed there.
Tottenham kept pushing for the winner but didn’t really create a clear cut chance to win it.