Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League as the London team faltered in its quest for a top-four place and Champions League qualification. Newcastle defeated Stoke 2-1 with an injury-time goal.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 21st minute, and Jan Vertonghen got goals in the 45th and 53rd minutes as Tottenham took a 2-1 lead.
Stewart Downing levelled for the Reds 13 minutes later and England star Gerrard netted the winner from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute after Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled Suarez.
Tottenham remain third, but fourth-placed Chelsea, two points behind, and fifth placed Arsenal both now have a game in hand in the race to finish in the top four.