Liverpool vs. Tottenham live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League

by 24USATVMay 7, 2022, 8 p.m. 20
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Liverpool might not have chosen fifth-placed Tottenham as their ideal opponents following their exacting Champions League semi-final victory at Villarreal, and Spurs may not relish a trip to the Premier League's most in-form team as they chase down a two-point gap on Arsenal in fourth.

Fans, however, will see the showdown as another game to savour in the frenetic finale to the season — and there have been 11 goals in the three most recent meetings between these sides.

Only the most optimistic Spurs supporters will be making the trip to Anfield without an element of trepidation as head coach Antonio Conte looks to defy their wretched recent record there.

Spurs are without a win at Liverpool in 12 games, losing nine of those matches on a barren run stretching back to May 2011. Conte himself has drawn 1-1 on both of his previous visits to Liverpool, and a point or three for Tottenham would see him join Martin O'Neill, Peter Reid, Roy Hodgson and Paul Lambert as the only managers have avoided defeat in each of their first three trips to Anfield in the Premier League.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.

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55th min: Son carries the ball well through the centre of the pitch, as Spurs look to counter. He gets away from the Liverpool bodies, breaking to the left, before looking to come back into the centre on the edge of the area. His shot is snuffed out, but Spurs come again a moment later with Sessegnon. Alexander-Arnold blocks his cross for another corner.

53rd min: Spurs have released a little bit of the pressure, with Emerson Royal winning a corner after his cross from the right was blocked behind. It comes to nothing.

51st min: Tottenham have had to do a lot of defending in the first few minutes of this half, and they're defending closer to their goal than Conte would probably like. Liverpool win a corner after Thiago picks out Henderson's run from deep, the midfielder's cut back unable to find a teammate. It feels like constant pressure at the moment.

48th min: The second half has started in much the same fashion as the first half, with Liverpool looking to make things happen. Romero has given the ball away a few times, and he does it again, but Liverpool fail to make the move stick in the penalty area.

Second half: The teams are heading back out onto the pitch, with Liverpool to kick off. No changes from either manager.

Halftime: That's the first 45 finished. Both teams hit the woodwork, but neither can take the advantage into halftime. Antonio Conte won't be unhappy with what he's seen so far.

45th min: It's more of the same from Liverpool, who are looking to score before half time, but Spurs are hanging on for now. The hosts have slowed things down a little.

43rd min: The pressure continues. The corner is followed up by a free kick outside the area, Salah and Alexander-Arnold hit the wall, but Liverpool keep coming, Thiago dancing into space on the edge of the area, before his guided shot is blocked. More blocked shots are followed by a corner, which is cleared. Kulsevski tries to carry away, but he has nowhere to go and possession is turned over. Diaz drives forward with the ball and shoots from distance, Lloris saves low. The crowd are roaring, they want a goal before halftime. A Spurs counter ends with a Hojbjerg shot from distance, across goal towards the bottom corner, that glances off the outside of the post.

39th min: Ironic cheers from the home fans, as a decision goes their way. A poor touch from Bentancur left Hojbjerg short, and the Danish midfielder had to dive in towards the loose ball, catching Thiago and giving away a free kick. That's followed by a corner, as Liverpool continue to apply pressure. Van Dijk, who should have done better from his chance earlier, hits the bar this time.

33rd min: Thiago lifts the ball into the area, after an Alexander-Arnold free kick is headed out to him. Diaz knocks the ball down, across goal, but Lloris dives on top of it. Liverpool are sustaining pressure well, and Fabinho is on top of every loose ball in midfield.

29th min: Lloris is forced to intervene on his own goal line. Liverpool lift the ball towards the far post, deep from the left. Sessegnon looks to head the ball clear under pressure, but he just lifts the ball back across goal, towards the other post. Lloris has to be alive to the dropping ball, pushing it away before Salah arrives on the scene to poke it home.

27th min: The Kane to Son supply line almost comes off for Spurs, after Kane dropped deep to get on the ball. He lifted the ball into the path of Son's run, but Alexander-Arnold did well to intercept the ball under pressure.

22nd min: Liverpool have taken the sting out of Spurs in the last couple of minutes, slowing things down and keeping the ball, moving the visitors from side to side.

18th min: Liverpool may be the favourites for this one, but Spurs haven't started badly at all. They've not had too many scares, and they've had a few promising attacks of their own.

15th min: There's a break in play, as Kulusevski is down injured. He's being assessed by the physio. He looks in some pain. It seemed to come from pressure from Thiago, but there didn't seem to be much in it. He's back up now.

12th min: Spurs apply some pressure of their own. Emerson's cross from the right is too high for Kane, and too passes later, Liverpool are on the counter. The ball is out to Mane in the centre, who carries forward before playing the ball into the path of Salah on the right. He looks to cut inside and shoot, but Dier blocks it for a corner. Henderson is forced to slide in and block Kane's shot from the left of Liverpool's penalty area,

8th min: That's the game plan for Spurs. They win the ball, and counter quickly through Son. The ball is crossed in from the right, and Alisson pushes it out to the edge of the area. It falls to Bentancur, which the Liverpool 'keeper out of his area, but the midfielder's shot is too tame to beat him, and the flag is raised afterwards.

5th min: That early attack is followed up by a Mane shot from distance, which is comfortably for Lloris. As the teams line up, it looks like Liverpool might dominate the centre of the park, and in these opening minutes, Spurs are sitting in, while Liverpool keep the ball and look to find a way through them.

2nd min: Spurs get things underway, with the away side attacking the Kop end in the first half. Liverpool start better, with an Alexander-Arnold cross finding Robertson, but his touch back across goal doesn't find a teammate.

2 mins from kickoff: Kickoff is only minutes away at Anfield!

30 mins from kickoff: Liverpool fans will certainly be in a good mood before this one starts given Manchester United's utter demolition at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion. Jurgen Klopp's side are guaranteed to finish at least 21 points ahead of their fierce rivals — and they still have four games left to play.

They finished five points behind United last season, in case you'd forgotten!

60 mins from kickoff: The team news is in! Liverpool make two changes from the win at Villarreal, with Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz in for Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. Roberto Firmino is not in the squad, despite having returned to full training. For Spurs, Dejan Kulusevski returns.

90 mins from kickoff: It's looking calm now, but we're expecting fireworks later when these two clash. The Sporting News will be bringing team news, live updates, and highlights from Anfield.

Luis Diaz starts up front, while Jordan Henderson starts in midfield, ahead of Naby Keita. Ibrahima Konate keeps his place alongside Van Dijk. Firmino, recovering from a foot injury, doesn't make the squad.

Reguilon misses out with a calf issue, and may be out for the remainder of the season. Doherty, Skill, and Tanganga are all injured.

MORE: Why Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wanted Real Madrid in the Champions League final

How to watch Liverpool vs. Tottenham

In the US, televised Premier League games are also available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.

In Canada, every Premier League game streams live on DAZN.

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