A late goal from Toby Alderweireld was the difference as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield to remain on top of the Premier League table.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the 16th minute of the clash as Anfield erupted in what was tipped as a crucial encounter in the Reds title challenge.
The teams went into the dugout with the scoreline at 1-0 but after the break it appeared as though Mauricio Pochettino’s halftime pep talk had the greater effect with Spurs controlling the game and looking increasingly dangerous on the attack.
The pressure eventually paid off as Lucas Moura found the net in the 70th minute as Anfield fell silent with 20 minutes to go.
The goal opened the game up significantly as Mohamed Salah squandered a chance with Mane free on his left a few minutes before Moussa Sissoko could not convert a two-on-one scenario with the midfielder blasting over with his unfavoured left-foot.
As the game entered extra-time, Hugo Lloris watched as a floated cross fell towards Salah at the back pass before the Spurs captain incredulously dropped the header from the midfielder with the ball then deflecting off Alderweireld into the back of the net as the Reds players took off in celebration.
The win meant that the Reds returned to the top of the table, two points above Manchester City who still have a game in hand. A draw would have meant that City would have finished the weekend on top on goal difference with a chance to go three points clear should they win the catch up fixture.
Should City not drop a single point then they will be crowned champions on 12 May at Brighton.
Liverpool’s title challenge is no longer in their hands and they will have to win all their remaining games and hope that City stumble along the way if they are to lift their first League title in 29 years.