By Richard Parks
Graeme Souness has claimed that Liverpool will be “nervous” about facing Harry Kane ahead of Sunday’s Premier League showdown against Tottenham.
The Anfield legend and Sky Sports pundit insisted in his weekly Sunday Times column that the prolific Spurs striker will spread some fear in the home dressing room ahead of the Anfield 4.30pm kick-off.
Kane tops the Premier League scoring charts with 21 goals from 24 appearances this season, placing him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who has 19 to his name.
The Tottenham talisman has had a hand in six goals in six Premier League appearances against Liverpool, with four goals and two assists, scoring twice when they demolished Jurgen Klopp’s side 4-1 at Wembley in October.
“Liverpool will be nervous about facing Kane today after he scored twice last October and after the goals they conceded against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup,” Souness wrote in the Times.
“It won’t be anything like as easy as it was at Huddersfield. That Billy Ocean song, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, should be played in the home dressing-room at Anfield — to remind them that’s what they don’t do often enough.”
Kane recently broke the Premier League record for goals in a calendar year, scoring 39 in 2017 to surpass Alan Shearer’s record that had stood for 22 years.
He has followed up his 29-goal league tally of last season by netting 21 league strikes in 24 appearances this season and accumulating a remarkable 30 in 31 matches in all competitions.
Tottenham defeated Manchester United 2-0 in midweek with a masterly performance but third-placed Liverpool are ahead of their top-four rivals in the Premier League table, with 50 points to the 48 of the Londoners.
In other Tottenham news, Joe Lewis’ transfer plan at White Hart Lane this summer is revealed.