Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes faltered on Monday after a 0-0 draw at Liverpool that was most notable for the return of Reds forward Luis Suarez from a racism ban.
After leader Manchester City moved eight points clear of third-place Tottenham by beating Fulham on Saturday, Spurs needed to win at Anfield to stay in touch.
But missing manager Harry Redknapp, who was stranded in London due to aircraft difficulties, Tottenham failed to find its usual fluency and lacked a decent share of possession or territory.
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale had a chance to win the match late on, but goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved the one-on-one chance.
It was the eighth draw in 12 league matches at home for Liverpool this season.