Unable to achieve a necessary victory at Anfield against Tottenham (1-1), Liverpool complicated the Premier League, which is closer to the title to a Manchester City, beaten after elimination in the Champions League against Real Madrid, than the Sunday hosts Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s team, who will go for another Orejona on May 28 in Paris, left a large part of their options in the league against Antonio Conte’s team, who had Cristian Romero as starter and is still doing the math to achieve a place in the next edition of the Champions League.
The Colombian Luis Diaz avoided the defeat of Liverpool with a quarter of an hour to go, but a point is not enough in the middle of the race for the lead. If the Manchester City of the Spaniard Pep Guardiola wins on Sunday, he will take three points from the Anfield team, with only three games to play.
Liverpool, who had been away from the Citizens for much of the season, but had closed the gap with a furious final stretch to question City’s title, now lacks margin for error.
He took a step back against Tottenham, who knew how to play their chips and take advantage of the spaces left by the locals, turned towards Hugo Lloris’s goal but with a certain disorder.
The situation worsened for Liverpool when in the 11th minute of the supplement the London team went ahead on the scoreboard in a quick action. Harry Kane came with the ball controlled until the crescent and opened the game to Ryan Sessegnon, from the left. He executed a cross into the area that Heung-Min Son collected, alone, without opposition, to beat Alisson.
The goal upset Klopp’s team. Time and the scoreboard were against him. At risk of receiving the second, he tilted the field and found the equalizer in a punctual action, in a desperate shot from the edge of the area by Luis Díaz that deflected a defender and surprised Lloris.
Without a head, Liverpool launched a desperate attack, which did not find the goal and left with an insufficient tie that cleared the panorama for Manchester City.