By Aramide Oladipo
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has made a fascinating claim about Tottenham striker Harry Kane and claimed that “he isn’t” a world-class player.
The 24-year-old has impressed with his performances at the start of the campaign, notching up a total of 11 goals in all competitions.
The forward has been one of the most consistent players in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons, helping Spurs to achieve back-to-back Champions League qualifications for the first time in their history.
The Spurs man has also delivered the goods on the international stage for England, captaining his country on four occasions and scoring seven goals in his last six appearances.
However, Carragher believes that it’s too early in his career for the Spurs man to be considered as one of the world’s best.
“Too many players are given this tag, but we should pause before handing out such lavish compliments,” he wrote in his column for the Telegraph.
“That is why I do not agree with those arguing Harry Kane is a world-class footballer. He isn’t. Not yet.
“My criteria for world class status are stricter than excelling in the Premier League, no matter how long Kane terrorises defences domestically.
“By the end of this season Kane might tick both boxes. He has the credentials, but until such time becoming English football’s most talented footballer is not enough.”
After his impressive display in the Champions League match against Real Madrid in midweek, Kane is likely to be deployed up top when Spurs welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The striker managed to score his first goal against the Merseyside club in last season’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Anfield.
The Englishman only needs to score one more goal to go level of the Premier League goalscoring charts alongside Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku.
In other Tottenham news, Sky Sports have revealed a crucial update on reported transfer talks with a European giant.