Tottenham’s 12-game unbeaten run was brought to an end by Liverpool at Anfield as the hosts snatched a 3-2 victory.
And Spurs only have themselves to blame for the defeat as two sloppy second half mistakes allowed the Reds to claim all three points.
Liverpool grabbed the lead after 21 minute when, following good work from Philippe Coutinho, Jose Enrique was able to thread a neat through ball to Luis Suarez who smashed a fine strike past Hugo Lloris.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has found his form in recent games for Tottenham, had a great chance to equalise for the visitors but his strike drifted inches wide of the upright.
But Spurs did draw level just before half time as Gareth Bale’s cross from the right was met by Jan Vertonghen who nodded beyond Brad Jones.
Eight minutes after the break Vertonghen put the Lilywhites 2-1 up as he rammed the ball home from 10-yards following Liverpool’s failure to clear a Bale free-kick.
And Spurs nearly made it 3-1 as Iceland star Sigurdsson found himself free in the box, but his goalbound effort was deflected onto the post, while Mousa Dembele forced a smart stop from Jones.
The visitors were dominating the game but a comedy of errors allowed Stewart Downing to get Liverpool back on level terms.
A horrendous backpass from Kyle Walker saw Lloris charge from his goalline, the Frenchman couldn’t clear though and Downing loomed goalwards, his strike though was poor and straight at Vertonghen but the Belgian couldn’t shut his legs in time and the ball rolled into the net.
The Reds then claimed the lead after 82 minutes when Benoit Assou-Ekotto barged Suarez over in the box and Steven Gerrard sent Lloris the wrong way with an emphatic penalty.
The Victory moves Liverpool up to sixth in the Premier League, above rivals Everton and seven points behind fourth placed Chelsea.