Jurgen Klopp rubbishes claims Harry Kane is burnt out

Harry Kane with the World Cup Golden Boot

Kane isn’t tired

Jurgen Klopp has rubbished claims that Harry Kane is tired.

There has been a huge amount of concern surrounding the forward and the amount of games he’s played.

However, ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Klopp thinks that Kane is as good as ever.

He said to Sky Sports“That’s just rubbish.

“We all knew after the World Cup, especially when England went so far in the tournament, they had no rest. Harry played from the first match day on, that means maybe two weeks holiday. That’s nothing.

“He’s a physical worker, he uses his body every day. We all need rest. He cannot get the rest match-wise but he will find his form, maybe at the weekend. He has already delivered.

“It’s not that he’s not in good shape. It’s only that he’s that highest level striker, people think I’m not sure, ‘Is that the Harry Kane from last season?’. We are all not sure yet the people from last season.”

Harry Kane

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

A quality side

Klopp made it clear that Spurs have a huge amount of quality.

There have also been injury concerns over Hugo Lloris, but again, Klopp noted that even the best players at the club can be replaced.

Ahead of the game this weekend, Klopp is clearly wary of the north London side. He’s also clearly well aware of the threat they post.

“We bring together all these players and form a team from that and it’s difficult. You need time for that. But you get tested every week or every three days.

“You go through the line-up of Tottenham and realise they can replace even Alli, Lloris. That’s how it is. They have a very good squad and they are all used to different situations.

“They will be a really strong side and no I don’t think it’s the perfect time to play Tottenham.”

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