Jurgen Klopp explains who is better out of Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku right now


Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have started the Premier League season like men possessed.

Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton in the summer for a fee of £75 million and the big Belgian has struck 11 times in his first 12 games.

Kane has eleven goals in eleven games for Tottenham thus far and the England international has come a long way since being branded a one-season wonder back in the 2014-15 season.

While Manchester City look like they might run away with the Premier League title, having two goalscorers as deadly as Kane and Lukaku will keep Spurs and United in the hunt respectively.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool faced Lukaku last weekend and were really the first team to keep the prolific 24-year-old quiet this season.

Although the 0-0 might have been a bore to many, Klopp's unit, who have joint-fourth-worst defensive record in the top-flight, will consider shutting United out a success.

After all, the Red Devils had been averaging three goals per league game prior to the clash an Anfield.

This weekend, Liverpool have the task of keeping the other in-form hitman at bay when they face Spurs.

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Speaking ahead of the fixture on Sunday, Klopp compared Lukaku and Kane and noted there's a subtle reason why the latter is ahead of his counterpart.

“I don’t have to judge these two. They are both fantastic strikers,” he said. “The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring – but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too.

“We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes.


“It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent.”

It's hard to argue with Klopp and Lukaku's pretty anonymous display last week supports his theory. Will Kane put him to the sword this week, though?

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