Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham at the weekend, manager Jurgen Klopp has been full of praise for Harry Kane.
The Spurs striker has been his usual explosive self in recent weeks and comes up against a Reds defence on Sunday that, although shaky at times this season, has now kept two clean sheets in their last two games.
Having faced Manchester United and another in-form striker in the form of Romelu Lukaku last week, Klopp has explained why expects Kane to pose more of a threat when the two sides meet at Wembley.
“I don’t have to judge these two. They are both fantastic strikers.
“The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring – but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too.
“We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes.
“It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player.
“It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent.”
Having scored 15 goals in his last 12 games for club and country, Kane will fancy his chances of adding to that tally when he finds himself against Liverpool’s backline,
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