Liverpool striker Luis Suarez returned to Kenny Dalglish's squad after a nine-match absence, but failed to inspire his teammates to victory as the Reds played out a frustrating goalless draw with Tottenham.

The visitors arrived at Anfield without their manager Harry Redknapp, whose flight from London was cancelled due to fog - weather which threatened to postpone tonight's Merseyside encounter earlier in the afternoon.

Spurs stopper Brad Friedel was the busier of the two goalkeepers on his latest return to his former club, in what was a muted first half performance from both sides.

Liverpool's best chances fell to Martin Kelly and Jay Spearing, but neither could break the deadlock prior to the interval.

After the break, Gareth Bale squandered a valuable opportunity to steal all three points, when he broke free one-on-one, but Pepe Reina did well to block his attempt on goal.

Suarez was introduced with a little over 20 minutes to play, but despite his best efforts, he could do little to change the outcome.

Tottenham took a cautious approach to proceedings, perhaps a result of their recent 3-2 defeat at Manchester City, and looked satisfied with taking a point.

They remain third in the Premier League table, five points behind Manchester United in second place.

But, for Liverpool it marked the club's eighth home draw of the 2011-12 campaign, a result that leaves them lying seventh - one point behind Arsenal, and four adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.

 

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