Joel Matip’s crucial second-half winner moved the Reds a single point behind leaders Manchester City to set up a tantalising finale on Sunday.
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The Dutchman began the Wembley encounter alongside Ibrahima Konate and kept out the Blues’ attack for 90 minutes before being taken off for Joel Matip.
Sadio Mane scored the winner for Liverpool at Villa Park, heading home a cross from Luis Diaz in the 65th minute.
The ex-Cameroon international starred in the Reds’ four consecutive victories over Leicester City, Burnley, Norwich City and Leeds United, claiming his first goal contributions of the season in the process.
Kane registered three goals and an assist in his five Premier League appearances for Spurs last month and broke the record with Son Heung-min for the most goal combinations in the history of the competition in the 4-0 thumping of Leeds United at Elland Road.
That could mean a recall for Roberto Firmino, goalscorer at the San Siro in the midweek 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League game.
The 20-year-old has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs in recent transfer windows, with his performances in the Bundesliga drawing the attention of teams across Europe.
Ajayi’s goal cancelled out Sadio Mane’s early opener for the home side.
Defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both set to miss the rest of the campaign after undergoing knee surgeries, with Nat Phillips and teenager Rhys Williams expected to provide cover and partner with Joel Matip.
In the absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, the Brazilian slotted in seamlessly against Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League match.
Liverpool have maintained their 100 per cent start to the new season with a swashbuckling 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.
The Senegalese forward opened the scoring for the Reds on the night with a well-taken finish, leaving Bayern needing a couple of goals following on from last month’s goalless first leg
Liverpool’s defensive crisis has deepened with news that Joel Matip has been ruled out for six weeks with a broken collarbone.
The Cameroon international sustained the problem in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace and will definitely miss the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
Liverpool controlled the game for large periods, but both teams did not do enough on Merseyside as a meeting between these two clubs ended in a draw for the fourth successive game