LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mario Balotelli came off the bench to grab a late winning goal for Liverpool in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League on Tuesday, boosting his team's chances of hauling in its rivals for Champions League qualification.
Out of favor at Anfield in recent months, Balotelli entered in the 73rd minute and scored his first league goal for Liverpool 10 minutes later by poking home a cross from Adam Lallana.
Spurs had come from behind twice in an entertaining game between two top-four candidates, with Lazar Markovic's opener in the 15th cancelled out by a superb turn and finish by in-form striker Harry Kane.
Steven Gerrard regained Liverpool's lead from the penalty spot in the 55th before Mousa Dembele's 61st-minute equalizer.
Liverpool moved a point behind sixth-place Tottenham.