Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers runs rule on Tottenham star Harry Kane
Brendan Rodgers says Harry Kane is capable of scoring all types of goals
Brendan Rodgers says he has been impressed with Harry Kane ahead of the top-four battle between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Spurs striker cancelled out Mesut Ozil’s first-half strike in Saturday’s north London derby before the 21-year-old netted an 86th-minute winner to seal a 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane.
He [Kane] is good around the box and he’s always looking to get a goal
Kane, who signed a new five-and-a-half-year Tottenham contract last week, has scored 12 times in 20 Premier League games, including four goals in his last two outings.
Despite the England Under-21 international’s impressive form, Liverpool manager Rodgers is backing his defence to contain the Tottenham talisman.
“He’s shown all his life he’s a finisher. He’s got different types of finishes. When you play a high-pressure game, you need your striker to run and press – he leads the line very well in that aspect,” Rodgers told his pre-match media conference at Melwood on Monday afternoon.
“You have to pay attention to threats. He is good around the box and he’s always looking to get a goal.
“But our focus will very much be on our own game and we’ve got a very talented group here who have been performing well and we just need to find that clinical edge at the top end of the field.
“The balance defensively in the team has been great, and we’ve worked on that, now we just need to finish our chances.”
Liverpool have kept four successive clean sheets in the Premier League since a 2-2 draw with struggling Leicester City on New Year’s Day.
The Reds have won their last four games against the north London side in the English top-flight, scoring 15 goals and conceding just twice.