Steven Gerrrard: This Tottenham player is an absolute cracker

The former Liverpool captain is a huge admirer of Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Steven Gerrard believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is capable of emulating Premier League legend Alan Shearer.

The England international helped Tottenham fight from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday evening after the striker’s deft flick teed up Son Heung-min for the north London side’s equaliser at the Etihad Stadium.

Kane has scored 14 times in 17 games in the 2016-17 Premier League season so far, despite missing nearly two months with a serious ankle injury that he suffered during a 1-0 win against Sunderland at White Hart Lane in September.

The 23-year-old finished as the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer last term after a return of 25 goals in 37 games.

Speaking to BT Sport after Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Gerrard heaped praise on Kane for his impressive performances in the 2016-17 campaign.

“They’ve got an absolute cracker there. He is key to how they do this season because he is a wonderful player. He reminds me of Alan Shearer. He is going to be a consistent goal-scorer,” Gerrard said.

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Kane has scored 62 times in the Premier League so far, which is still a long way short of the division’s all-time leading goal-scorer Shearer, who finished with a tally of 260.

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