MX23RW : Saturday, October 20 05:07:31
Oct 22, 2017 at 4pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
Attendance: 80,827
SpursTottenham Hotspur
4-1
Liverpool
Kane (4', 56'), Heung-min (12'), Alli (45')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Salah (24')
Can (45')

Jurgen Klopp: 'Tottenham Hotspur face battle keeping Harry Kane'

Klopp: 'Spurs face battle keeping Kane'
© Offside
Jurgen Klopp describes Harry Kane as "one of the best strikers in the world" and insists that Tottenham Hotspur face "a big challenge" keeping him in North London.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur may struggle to keep Harry Kane out of the clutches of European football's elite clubs as he is now "one of the best strikers in the world".

The England international has earned links to reigning European champions Real Madrid with his form since September, scoring 15 goals in his last 12 games for club and country.

Ahead of this weekend's trip to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs, Klopp admits that he has been impressed by opposite number Mauricio Pochettino, whom he credits for keeping the core of his group intact.

"I've seen fantastic development [from Tottenham] since I was in England. So far, apart from [Kyle] Walker this year, nobody left the club - that is a big job they have done so far," he told reporters.

"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%. Everybody knows that, and Dele Alli as well, and [Christian] Eriksen as well. They are in a really good moment as a club."

Asked how his defenders would handle Kane, having successfully kept Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku at bay last weekend, Klopp would not be drawn on direct comparisons.

"I don't have to judge these two," he added. "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."

Kane has scored two goals in five previous meetings with Liverpool, both of which have come at Anfield.

Share this article now:
Harry Kane and Dele Alli pictured from behind during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on October 14, 2017
Read Next:
Combined XI: Tottenham vs. Liverpool
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account