Exclusive: Darren Bent rates Tottenham star who can 'do it all' above 'scary' Liverpool player
Darren Bent admitted that he would pick Tottenham forward Harry Kane ahead of Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino if he had to choose between the two.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs forward was asked to reveal who he rated higher out of Kane and Firmino with the Reds’ clashing with Spurs on Sunday.
Bent made it clear that he rated both players very highly but that he gave the edge to Kane due to his superior goalscoring record as the Spurs attacker could influence games even when not at his best due to being clinical.
The former Tottenham attacker claimed that Kane could do it all and was regularly among the goals, but admitted Firmino was a scary player to face due to his sublime link-up play.
When asked to choose between Firmino and Kane, Bent told Football Insider: “I rate them both so highly as Kane can do it all and is just a dependable source of goals but Firmino’s link-up play is scary and he is the glue that holds Liverpool’s front three together.
“But that said Kane can get you goals and change games even when not playing well, he can be struggling upfront then the ball falls to him and he hits it home.
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“So I’d pick Kane over Firmino because you know he could score goals for fun.”
Firmino has scored 51 goals in 145 Premier League appearances, while Kane has scored 131 goals in 191 outings in England’s top-flight.
The Reds forward has been at Anfield since 2015 after joining from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, whereas Kane has been at Spurs for the whole of his career and has risen through the club’s youth ranks to be a mainstay in the first-team.