Liverpool and Tottenham played to a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Monday, doing little to improve the ambitions of either side.

The result leaves Tottenham seven points back of leaders Manchester City, while Liverpool failed to make up any ground on fourth-place Chelsea as both sides collected a point this weekend, leaving the Reds four points adrift.

The lone chance of note for either side in the first half came in the 34th minute when Liverpool's Steven Gerrard laid a ball off for Jay Spearing, whose first-time effort from 20 yards curled just past the post.

Tottenham seemed content to hold out for a point as the match went on and was fortunate to remain on level terms when Andy Carroll brought the ball down but fired it well over the net from 12 yards in the 74th minute.

For all the defending that Spurs did, they nearly stole all three points in the final five minutes when Gareth Bale got behind the Liverpool defense but shot straight at goalkeeper Pepe Reina, squandering the best chance of the match.