Tottenham spoiled the Anfield party to celebrate Kenny Dalglish's confirmation as permanent manager as they seized the advantage in the race for a Europa League spot with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool.
However, referee Howard Webb could have been accused of having a helping hand in deciding the outcome with a series of questionable decisions which culminated in the award of a very favourable penalty for the visitors' second.
Rafael van der Vaart's volley had given Harry Redknapp's side an early lead only for Liverpool to wrest back control of the game until 11 minutes after the interval when Webb controversially pointed to the spot and Luka Modric converted.
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