Toby Alderweireld appeared to leave the ball for Liverpool’s winner v Spurs

Toby Alderweireld has the chance to clear Liverpool's winner

Liverpool's win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday kept alive their hopes of winning their first ever Premier League crown.

With Manchester City looking dominant in recent months, Liverpool needed a win to keep the pressure on in the race for the title.

However, it looked like they were going to drop points with 20 minutes to go.

Roberto Firmino's first half effort was cancelled out by Lucas Moura midway through the second half.

But, with the game in stoppage time, Liverpool found a winner.

Mohamed Salah's header was only parried by Hugo Lloris, with the ball then rolling into the net off Toby Alderwiereld.

It was a fortuitous winner but Liverpool won't care one bit.

Tottenham on the other hand, will be extremely disappointed with the loss.

They were by far he better team in the second half and really should have come away from the game at Anfield with at least a point.

And they will be kicking themselves even more as the last minute goal they conceded could well have been cleared.

Toby Alderweireld failed to stop the ball trickling into the net

Another angle of the goal shows Alderweireld left the ball deliberately.

After the ball rebounded off Alderweireld, Lloris tried to jump on the ball but missed it.

The Belgian defender was well placed to clear it but he presumed Lloris would dive on it and thus hesitated.

By the time he tried to clear the ball, it was already too late as it trickled over the line.

Watch the footage below:

Alderweireld and Lloris both won't want to watch that back.

The calamitous mix-up had huge consequences for Tottenham, as well.

A point at Anfield would have been welcomed in their battle to finish in the top four.

Toby Alderweireld's own-goal gave Liverpool all three points

However, that loss now means that Spurs are now just a point above Arsenal in fifth.

And their north London rivals could overtake them if they win their game-in-hand against Newcastle on Monday night.  

Tottenham could look back at the end of the season and rue the late goal they conceded to Liverpool.

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