Liverpool: Harry Kane scored twice, including a second-half equaliser, before limping off with an ankle injury in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton in the Premier League as both teams stayed on the fringe of the race for Champions League qualification.
The England captain’s latest injury comes ahead of Tottenham playing Manchester City in the English League Cup final on April 25 — the only shot at a trophy this season for Jose Mourinho’s team.
Kane rolled his right ankle under the weight of a tumbling Richarlison at a corner in second-half stoppage time at Goodison Park. Kane hobbled off after treatment, walking around the perimeter of the field unaided toward the locker room.
Earlier, Kane moved onto a league-high 21 goals for the season, two more than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with his clinically taken equalizer in the 68th minute after a defensive mix-up.
Kane had given Tottenham the lead in the 27th, only for a double from Gylfi Sigurdsson — the first coming from the penalty spot following a foul by Sergio Reguilon on James Rodriguez — to put Everton ahead. Sigurdsson’s goals came in the 31st and 62nd minutes. Tottenham stayed in seventh place, and is now five points behind fourth-place West Ham having played one game more. Everton is a point further back in eighth.
It appeared that February’s nine-goal FA Cup thriller between the teams — Everton won it 5-4 after extra time — had used up all the fun for this fixture as it was a drab opening 25 minutes. Richarlison’s shot, which Hugo Lloris saved comfortably, was the only moment that passed as entertainment.