The Quadruple is still on the horizon for Liverpool, but it is beginning to look like a more distant dream after Jurgen Klopp's team finally stumbled in their pursuit a history.

Even though a 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham took Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference, it could be short-lived with title rivals due to play Newcastle at the Etihad on Sunday. If Manchester City bounce back from their dramatic midweek Champions League exit against Real Madrid by beating Eddie Howe's team, they will move three points clear at the top with just three games to play.

All 'ifs' and 'maybes' right now, but Liverpool knew they had to keep winning to keep the heat on Pep Guardiola's side, and the failure to win against an impressive Spurs team has given City a much-needed morale boost at the end of a draining week.

But for an inexplicable decision by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the fifth minute of stoppage time, when the Spurs midfielder headed sideways rather than at goal from six yards, Liverpool could have lost this game and suffered their first Premier League defeat since December.

Hojbjerg's miss was significant for Spurs too. Had they won this game, Antonio Conte's side would have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth. But the draw sees the Gunners remain a point ahead of their North London rivals and, if they beat Leeds at the Emirates on Sunday, will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday knowing they can seal Champions League qualification with a win against their neighbours.

So, this pulsating game at Anfield ultimately ended with a draw that suits neither of the two teams, but still keeps alive fading hopes of achieving their Premier League ambitions.

"Obviously not the result we wanted, but the performance was, so with that I'm fine," Klopp said. "It is incredibly difficult to play against an opponent with world class players and a world class manager when they have had a week to prepare and we play every three days.