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On this day in 2015: Liverpool 3-2 Spurs as Balotelli scores winner (Video)

LFC Globe
10th February 2018
Mario Balotelli scores the winner in a 3-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur on this day in 2015 / Image: Getty Images

On this day in 2015, Mario Balotelli's first Premier League goal for Liverpool gave them a crucial victory against in a thrilling game at Anfield.

Liverpool, under manager Brendan Rodgers, led twice only to be pegged back by Spurs before Balotelli, on as a substitute for , turned in 's cross with seven minutes left.

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.

'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.

Watch the full extended highlights of the game below.

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