LONDON (AFP) – Liverpool’s Premier League title problem suffered a setback as Son Heung-min punished Alisson Becker’s blunder to rescue an exciting 2-2 draw on Sunday (Dec 19).
Jurgen Klopp’s facet recovered from Harry Kane’s early strike to maneuver in entrance because of targets from Diogo Jota and Andrew Robertson.
However South Korea ahead Son equalised after Alisson missed his try to chop out Harry Winks’ go.
Liverpool held on for a degree regardless of having to play the ultimate 13 minutes with 10 males following Robertson’s dismissal for an unpleasant hack on Emerson Royal.
For the primary time in 4 years, Liverpool will not be high of the desk on Christmas Day.
The Reds are three factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis, who thrashed Newcastle 4-0 earlier on Sunday.
After profitable their earlier eight video games in all competitions, Liverpool as soon as once more left London annoyed having misplaced at West Ham and drawn at Brentford this time period.
The pulsating encounter was a welcome antidote to the coronavirus mayhem which has engulfed the Premier League, with six video games postponed this weekend.
Tottenham had been hit the toughest by Covid, with Liverpool’s go to their first sport in a fortnight after matches in opposition to Rennes, Brighton and Leicester had been postponed.
9 of Conte’s squad contracted the virus and a few of them stay in isolation.
Liverpool weren’t immune both and, simply hours earlier than kick-off, Thiago Alcantara examined constructive, whereas Jordan Henderson was sidelined by a non-Covid sickness.
Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones remained absent having missed Thursday’s win in opposition to Newcastle after testing constructive.
Regardless of so many lacking stars, Liverpool made a menacing begin however Kane had the proper response within the thirteenth minute.