This season, Kane often goes back deep to do the task of assisting, giving up the role of the main goal hunter to Son Heung-min. Currently, he leads the list of assists in the Premier League with 10 goals.
In addition, he is also the second best striker of Tottenham with 9 goals, 2 less than his Korean teammate. On the rankings, Tottenham are in second place with 25 points. Leicester are fourth with one point less.
The decisive match at the top of the Premier League took place interestingly until the last minutes. Liverpool took the lead thanks to a Mohamed Salah strike, but Tottenham also proved stubborn with Son Heung-min’s equalizer.
Spurs created more chances in the second half, but couldn’t take advantage. Mourinho’s army collapsed in the last official minutes, after Roberto Firmino’s goal.
Coach Mourinho made a few adjustments to the squad when he marched to Anfield. He left Ben Davies, a player with a better defensive ability than Sergio Reguilon. In the upline, Lo Celso started from the beginning to replace Tanguy Ndombele.
Tottenham gave control of the ball to Liverpool, saving all of the focus on the defensive front. In theory, Harry Kane played side by side with Son Heung-min in attack.
Coach Klopp predicted this tactic. He sent the red midfielders to follow Kane. In the first half, the 27-year-old had only 17 touches of the ball, and did not have any coordination with Son.
But in fact, he was almost only present in the home field to wait for the long pass for the Korean team-mate to speed up. Pressure is on Tottenham after conceding.
Coach Mourinho’s teachers and students had to force themselves to support the opponent’s ball phase, just to look for opportunities to score. In the 33rd minute, Lo Celso bravely passed the ball through 3 red shirts, before poking the slot for Son Heung-min to escape.
The Korean striker coldly ended the near corner, not allowing Alisson to block. The table came to the visitors at the first chance to finish.
Son’s strike helped Spurs continue to develop a defensive style of play. With overwhelming numbers, the white-shirt defense easily divided the home team’s attack shots.