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Thierry Henry loved Harry Kane's analysis of Tottenham-Liverpool game last month

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There have been few team performances this season quite like Tottenham's demolition job on Liverpool.

The Reds have been wading through inconsistent form ever since the first international break but nobody had quite exposed their creaky defence quite like Spurs. Jurgen Klopp's men slumped to a whimsical 4-1 defeat under the Wembley Arch in October. 

It was a day to forget for Dejan Lovren, too, who had the first-half from hell and was eventually substituted before the break for his own good.

The likes of Simon Mignolet and Joel Matip also endured torrid 90 minutes with individual errors accommodating a Harry Kane brace as well as strikes from Heung-min Son and Dele Alli.

And as much as Lovren deservedly trudged to the bench abashed, Tottenham deserve great credit for abusing the Liverpool frailties in the first place and taking advantage.

For every wrong foot placed by a Liverpool player, there was a Spurs forward lurking to feed off the scraps with Kane proving that there was undoubtedly method behind the madness.

The two time Golden Boot winner sat down with none other than Thierry Henry ahead of Saturday's north London derby to dissect the very nature of his playing style.

Although Henry and Kane studied a wide variety of clips, the October clash was of particular interest with over six minutes of the half hour programme dedicated solely to it and Kane's analysis made every minute worth it.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League

The 24-year-old first looked into an ultimately trivial chance but one in which he explained how deliberately heavy touches allowed him to move into the large holes in the Liverpool defence.

He also revealed how, when bearing down on Lovren, he noticed how wide he left his legs open and when his effort was blocked he had to ask himself: "How on Earth have I just missed that chance!?"

Son's goal then became the focus with Lovren failing spectacularly to mark Kane in the build-up.


The Englishman explained: "I took a tiny look and I knew the ball was going high, I couldn't chest that. He was looking at the ball, not me anymore - as soon as he did that I rolled and have him a little bump.

"And that's it, I was through on goal."

Take a look at the full video below and between 3:13 and 11:00 for the Tottenham-Liverpool analysis in particular:

Henry was certainly impressed with what he saw and the nature of Kane's assist for Son in particular was cause for praise.

Arsenal all-time top scorer had to sit there and admit: "You made it sound like it was easy and that's why you are who you are, I guess." North London rivalries aside, Henry knows class when he sees it.

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