Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane have bagged 40 league goals between them this season, with the Spurs striker having scored 21 times to lead the battle for the golden boot by two over Liverpool's Egypt global.
There was still time for Virgil van Dijk to kick Erik Lamela in the area - a foul only awarded following the intervention of the assistant referee - and Kane converted his second penalty of the game in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Referee Jon Moss ruled Tottenham's England global had been brought down after the slightest of touches from goalkeeper Loris Karius after being controversially allowed to play on despite being in an offside position.
Victory for third-place Liverpool at Anfield would open up a five-point gap to Tottenham, a healthy buffer for Jurgen Klopp's team who have lost only once in 16 league games. "It is not a penalty".
"Second one, Van Dijk touches him but Lamela wants the touch and jumps 100 per cent, he feels the touch and it's [given as] a penalty". The England midfielder was soon after shown a yellow card for simulation in the Reds box, but later penalty decisions would go Spurs' way.
"It was obviously not his (the linesman's) day". We are very close to having all the squad fully fit and I think it's very good news for us.
Liverpool and Tottenham played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield in a game full of controversy and talking points.
"I don't know him long enough to say "Yes you can play all three games" in this moment so we had the opportunity with Dejan (at Huddersfield) so we had two completely fit players".
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He added that the best way to achieve this would be to go to Zuma and say "look we're not booting you out but we think we can work better this way".
"If I would say what I think I would pay the biggest fine in world football", Klopp said after the 2-2 draw. Sadio Mane pressed Eric Dier into making a terrible pass and Salah took advantage to race through on goal and calmly beat Hugo Lloris for another landmark goal in a special season.
The Liverpool goalkeeper made amends by saving a controversial penalty from Kane before the injury-time drama.
"I congratulate them", Pochettino said.
Yet from some replays, using angles similar to the one the linesman has, it appears Van Dijk does make some contact with Lamela's right leg.
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Kane was caught offside twice during promising attacks, in what was a rough afternoon for the striker.
And fuming at the second spot-kick, Van Dijk said: "He just put his body in front of me".