Toby Alderweireld scored an own goal after Hugo Lloris dropped the ball on his foot and the French goalkeeper has told Sky Sports that Liverpool were lucky to win.

Anfield erupted when the ball went over the line, with the Liverpool players screaming with elation. That win may well turn out to be an iconic match if the Reds win the Premier League in just over a month.

Speaking to Sky Sports the French goalkeeper said: “I tried to catch the ball twice but unfortunately, there was no bounce, it bounced straight to the shin of Toby. And then what happened happened.

“The luck was probably on the opponent’s side. It’s tough because we made so much effort to come back in the game.”

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Lloris is right. Liverpool were lucky to win in the way they did, but he would probably admit that his opponents did deserve the victory given their refusal to give up.

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Securing three points against Spurs was hugely important as it means there is still life in Liverpool’s Premier League title bid.

A draw would have seen Manchester City go top of the table on goal-difference with a game in hand.

As things stand, the Reds are in a brilliant place to fight until the death.

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Jurgen Klopp will be immensely proud that his players did not accept their fate but pushed all the way and forced an error from Lloris to get a massive win at Anfield.

Liverpool will resume their title challenge on Friday with a clash on the South Coast while City face Cardiff on Wednesday evening.

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