Before the game the Reds would’ve taken a point, but Spurs were poor and Liverpool overran them throughout the pitch. The draw will feel like a loss.
LFC created a number of opportunities, some of which was well saved by Vorm, one from Matip hit the post, one goal was ruled out and then a penalty was strangely not awarded, instead a warning was given to the Tottenham defender.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side started well, but had Vorm to thank for a brilliant save to deny Coutinho with just four minutes played as the former Swansea City man stuck out a foot to deny the Brazilian who was unmarked just six yards from goal.
The Reds completed dominated the first half, giving Spurs enough problems with their pace, especially Sadio Mane being a terror down the right.
After missing two good penalty shouts, the referee did point to the spot in favour of Liverpool as Lamela was judged to have clipped Firmino just inside the box. It was Milner who stepped up to send Vorm the wrong way and put the Reds ahead just before half-time.
Liverpool continued to attack in the second half, with Joel Matip’s header clipping the top of the bar before Mane saw an effort ruled out for a marginal offside in the build-up.
Liverpool appeared to have doubled their lead after Spurs had been caught on the counter, but once Mane had tucked the ball home the flag went up for offside against Adam Lallana. It was a marginal call that bewildered Klopp.
A succession of thwarted chances preceded a beautifully-taken goal from Rose, although it was some woeful defending that presented him with the chance to secure a second draw in three Premier League matches this season. Simon Mignolet, you have to ask why he ran into no-man’s land when it would’ve been smarter to stay on his line.
Divock Origi was chosen as the early replacement for Philippe Coutinho with Sturridge confined to a limited supporting role. You’d have to wonder if Sturridge’s sharpness would’ve been on the day, considering Coutinho wasn’t fully fit.