Premier League heavyweights Tottenham and Liverpool go head-to-head in a mouthwatering encounter at Wembley Stadium. Follow all the action with Sportsmail's MATT MALTBY.

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Premier League heavyweights Tottenham and Liverpool go head-to-head in a mouthwatering encounter at Wembley Stadium.

A victory for Spurs will see them go level on points with second-place Manchester United, who suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield on Saturday.

But the Reds are in desperate need for a victory, having drawn their last two league fixtures. They go into the clash on the back of an impressive 7-0 victory in the Champions League.

Follow all the action from Wembley as it happens with Sportsmail‘s MATT MALTBY. Kick-off is at 4.00pm.

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GOAL: TOTTENHAM 4-1 Liverpool (Kane 56 mins)

Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

54 mins: Matip gives away a free-kick on the edge of the Liverpool box and Trippier is going to deliver it.

Mauricio Pochettino looks on from the Wembley bench

Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

51 mins: Vertonghen shows his defensive capabilities to challenge Salah, who would have had space ahead of him had he beaten the Belgian centre back.

Liverpool beginning to knock on the door, with Oxlade-Chamberlain looking lively down the left side for the visitors.

Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

50 mins: Aurier going on a surge down the left flank and he does well to a win a corner for his team. It’s whipped in and Kane gets his head to the ball – but it’s glanced wide.

Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

48 mins: Tottenham just trying to slow this game down a bit, you suspect they were the instructions giving to them by Pochettino at half-time.

Mo Salah is challenged at Wembley Stadium

Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

46 mins: Klopp obviously made his feelings known at half-time, as his side have immediately come out the blocks.

Salah brings the ball forward down the right flank but the ball is eventually cleared by Spurs. And like they did in the first half, they look very threatening on the counter attack.

Jurgen Klopp on the Wembley touchline

SECOND-HALF: Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

We’re back underway at Wembley, with Tottenham getting us restarted.

Sportsmail’s Matt Barlow at Wembley

Maradona out on the pitch at half time for a brief interview on the mic. Handed a Spurs scarf and shirt with No 10 Maradona on the back, which he whirled around his head.

Great ovation for him.

How Alli restored Spurs’ two-goal lead

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli scores his side's third goal

Another angle of his fine finish

The Spurs playmaker is mobbed by his team-mates

Tottenham keeper celebrates from the other end at Wembley

HALF-TIME: Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool

Well that was entertaining wasn’t it? Just when it looked like Liverpool would go into half-time with every chance of getting something from this game, their task has been made harder.

Two defensive mistakes from Dejan Lovren allowed Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to give Spurs a two-goal lead before Mo Salah pulled one back.

But on the stroke of half-time, Dele Alli made the most of Joel Matip’s weak clearance to volley home a third.

GOAL: TOTTENHAM 3-1 Tottenham (Alli 45+3 mins)

That foul from Can proves costly – and what a time to score for Tottenham.

Matip’s clearance from the delivery is poor and Alli is in the right place at the right time to fire home a first-time volley and restore Spurs’ two-goal lead.

Booking for Can

45+2 mins: Can goes into the booking for a foul and Spurs have a free-kick.

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

45+1 mins: Liverpool’s defence looks more confident now Gomez has moved centrally following Lovren’s substitution.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool walks off

Two minutes added time at Wembley

We’ll have two minutes more of play at Wembley.

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

43 mins: This time Lloris does sense the danger and he is immediately off his line to latch on to the loose ball and head it it clear.

And it’s a good choice as it almost releases Son, but Moreno is aware of the danger and shows his pace to get hold of the ball.

Sportsmail’s Matt Barlow on Liverpool’s change

Joe Gomez to centre-half and Emre Can to right back after Dejan Lovren substitution. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain up front on the left and Philippe Coutinho is into midfield three.

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

41 mins: A fortunate deflection from Aurier’s pass allows Spurs to break but Kane’s cross is over-hit and Liverpool get the back deep in their half.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during this first half

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

39 mins: Tottenham on the backfoot now but Liverpool waste an opportunity to send the ball into the box when Coutinho decides to take a short corner to Salah, whose pass is intercepted by Spurs.

How Salah pulled a goal back

Salah pulled Liverpool backed into the game with a right-footed effort:

Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's first goal

Another angle of the winger's first-half strike

Salah brings the ball back to the centre circle

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

36 mins: And there almost was a second goal for Liverpool! Oxlade-Chamberlain dinks the ball into the box but Aurier times his header well to win the ball – and Spurs are able to clear.

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

35 mins: Tottenham looking the more likely to find this game’s fourth goal but Liverpool are looking threatening on the attack.

Firmino in particular looks dangerous on the right flank, running at Sanchez and Aurier at every opportunity.

There’s certainly more goals in this.

A familiar face in the in Wembley stands

A certain Diego Maradona is in the stands today:

Diego Maradona during the Premier League match at the Wembley Stadium

Maradona takes a selife with a fan

Liverpool substitution

31 mins: Lovren’s nightmare afternoon comes to an end as Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on for the unfortunate Croatian.

He wasn’t fully fit heading into this game and now Klopp has decided to change things around.

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

30 mins: What a game we’re being treated to again this afternoon. End-to-end action – and that Salah goal has breathed life into Liverpool.

Gary Neville on Liverpool’s defending

Speaking on Sky Sports during the match, he said: ‘Klopp’s team are capable of getting back in this game, they can be scintillating.

‘But his centre back and his goalkeeper will always kill him, they are not good enough, they will always let him down.’

Graham Poll on the officiating in build-up to Liverpool’s goal

Well done Andre Marriner for allowing play to continue when Kane goes to ground. It wasn’t a foul and Liverpool benefit.

GOAL: Tottenham 1-2 LIVERPOOL (Salah 24 mins)

Well I didn’t expect that – and it comes out of nowhere. Tottenham look to release Kane again but he is challenged.

Liverpool then attack, with Henderson releasing Salah with a long ball behind the Spurs defence.

Lloris opts to stay on his line, giving the Egyptian a chance at goal and his right-footed strike trickles over the line, with the help of the post, to bring Liverpool back into this match.

Game on.

How Son doubled Spurs’ lead

Tottenham doubled their lead through Son, who got in the end of Kane’s cross to finish first time:

Tottenham's Son Heung-min scores his side's second goal

Another view of the Spurs star's goal

Son wheels away to celebrate

Tottenham 2-0 Liverpool

20 mins: Klopp’s Liverpool are completely shell-shocked out there on the Wembley pitch.

They can’t get hold of the ball and Tottenham look like they’re going to score every time they get near the away goal.

How Kane opened the scoring

Here’s how Harry Kane opened the scoring in the fourth minute:

Harry Kane (R) scores the opener

Kane celebrates

The striker is congratulated by Serge Aurier

Graham Poll on Harry Kane’s sportsmanship

Sean Dyche would be proud of Harry Kane. The Spurs striker could have gone down after small contact from Simon Mignolet but he stays up and scores.

Tottenham 2-0 Liverpool – Son hits the crossbar

15 mins: Tottenham are playing some wonderful football and Son almost scores a third for the rampant hosts.

The Spurs man brings the ball under control and lets fly with a right-footed shot but it smashes the crossbar and bounces away to safety.

That would have been some goal.

GOAL: TOTTENHAM 2-0 Liverpool (Son 12 mins)

Absolute nightmare for Lovren, who is at fault for a second time at Wembley.

The Croatia international bizarrely tries to win the ball with his head on the halfway line but completely misjudges the flight of the ball.

That gives Kane the chance to run clear at goal and the striker, scorer of Spurs first, finds Son unmarked in the box and he finishes first time to double the hosts’ lead.

Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool

10 mins: That goal has given Tottenham the confidence at Wembley, Liverpool are stunned after beginning the game the better of the two teams.

That’s changed Klopp’s game plan now – and once again questions will be asked of his defence.

GOAL: TOTTENHAM 1-0 Liverpool (Kane 4 mins)

Harry makes the headlines again – and that didn’t take long at all.

Mignolet comes out to put pressure on the striker but makes a meal of it, failing to win the ball and Kane keeps his composure to fire home into the empty net.

Having said that, I think that goes down as a Lovren mistake. He tried to play Kane offside, despite his defensive team-mates been a couple of yards behind him, and then failed to clear the ball with his head, to let Kane through on goal.

The striker had a few Liverpool players in front of him but he keeps his cool and it’s Tottenham who have the lead.

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool

3 mins: Salah looks to break free down the right wing but Aurier times his challenge perfectly to challenge the winger, winning a goal kick for his team.

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool

2 mins: A big game today for Harry Winks, who is playing without Eric Dier – the Spurs midfielder is only fit enough to make the bench.

Winks will provide the midfield shield for the three-man defence and will need to help Kane and Co in the attack too. Certainly one to keep an eye on.

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool

1 mins: Liverpool look to play the long ball up the pitch but Moreno’s ball is over-hit. Good atmosphere at Wembley.


We’re underway at Wembley Stadium in a game which has all the ingredients for a blockbuster of a match this afternoon.

Liverpool get us started and will attack the Spurs goal from right to left.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Tottenham vs Liverpool

After a run of four wins and a draw between 2010 and 2012, Spurs are winless in their last nine Premier League games against Liverpool (W0 D3 L6).

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last four away league games against Spurs (W2 D2), conceding just one goal in that time and netting nine themselves. Wembley Stadium could become the 53rd different ground that Liverpool have won a Premier League game at – their current record of 52 is the highest of any club in the competition.

There have been 140 goals scored in Premier League matches between Tottenham and Liverpool, two goals shy of the current record set by both Everton/Man Utd and Chelsea/Tottenham (142).

This fixture has also seen a Premier League record of nine own goals scored – three of those were netted by Jamie Carragher in Spurs’ favour, which is the same tally of goals that he scored for Liverpool during his 508-game Premier League career at the club.

After winning his first two meetings with Liverpool in March and September 2013 with Southampton, Mauricio Pochettino has failed to win any of his subsequent seven Premier League games against the Reds (D3 L4). Only against Chelsea (5) has he lost more Premier League games than versus Liverpool (4).

This exact fixture was Jurgen Klopp’s first-ever Premier League game as a manager, back on October 17th 2015. Since that date, Liverpool have won 137 Premier League points, which is the sixth best tally in this period and 23 fewer than Spurs; who have the most in this timeframe (160).

Harry Kane hasn’t scored in either of his Premier League home appearances against Liverpool (173 mins) – the only side he’s faced more often without finding the net at home in the competition is Crystal Palace (three apps, 269 mins).

Spurs putting in their final preparations at Wembley

Harry Kane of Tottenham and his team-mates warm up

Dele Alli of Tottenham warms up prior to the Premier League match

General view inside the stadium as the Tottenham team warm up

FULL LINE-UPS: Tottenham vs Liverpool

Tottenham: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Alli, Winks, Aurier, Eriksen, Son, Kane

Subs: Rose,Vorm, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Llorente, Davies

Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Firmino, Salah

Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Players are out for their final warm-up

All set. 👊

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017

Liverpool team news: Coutinho, Firmino and Salah all start

Liverpool: Mignolet; Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Gomez; Can, Henderson, Milner; Firmino, Salah, Coutinho

Tottenham team news: Kane starts as Winks is trusted yet again

Tottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez; Aurier, Trippier, Alli, Eriksen, Winks; Son, Kane

Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of Tottenham v Liverpool

There has been plenty of drama this weekend. Huddersfield beating Manchester United remains the pick of the bunch.

But in terms of two teams who aim to attack at such speed you’ll struggle to find a better match up than Tottenham v Liverpool.

Stay with Sportsmail as bring you all of the build-up and live coverage once the game kicks off at 4pm.


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