Lazar Markovic gave Liverpool an early lead but Harry Kane was on the mark to swiftly equalise for Spurs with his 23rd goal of an outstanding season.
Steven Gerrard's penalty just after half-time restored Liverpool's lead but Mousa Dembele levelled again - before the decisive late intervention from the Italy striker, who was little more than a £16m misfit since his arrival from AC Milan.
Liverpool XI that day: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Ibe, Henderson, Gerrard, Moreno; Coutinho, Markovic; Sturridge.
Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lallana, Lambert, Allen, Balotelli.
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