Luis Suarez made his return from his eight-match suspension but their was no fairy tale ending as Liverpool and Spurs played to a goalless draw at Anfield.
While Kenny Dalglish’s side remain unbeaten at home this season, they have nevertheless struggled for goals at Anfield, scoring just 14 in 11 matches, and again, despite a lot of possession they were unable to unpick a superbly-disciplined Spurs defence.
Indeed, it was not until after the interval that the Reds carved out a clear-cut opening, Andy Carroll blasting over when free in the penalty area. Luis Suárez almost had a decisive say late on after coming off the bench on his return from suspension, but headed straight at Brad Friedel.
It was Spurs, though, who ultimately created the clearest opening of the match when Gareth Bale was sent clean through and in behind the home defence, but Bale straight at Pepe Reina.
The draw leaves Sputs 7 points behind leaders Man City in the table, but also 7 points ahead of fourth placed Chelsea. With the point, Liverpool stay in 7th place, 4 points behind Chelsea.