Skrtel suggests how Liverpool will deal with Harry Kane

Martin Skrtel

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has suggested his teammates have to defend collectively against Tottenham rather than focusing on one player.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been quoted by ESPN suggesting it’s dangerous for his team to focus purely on Tottenham’s Harry Kane this week.

Liverpool and Tottenham lock horns as they look to improve their positions in the race to qualify for the Champions League next season.

“He is doing well, scoring goals and we have to look after him, but it is not only him, Tottenham are doing well as a team,” said Skrtel.

“We try to do our job and help the team. I said that many times; defending is not only about the defenders but the defending of the whole team. We have improved that.”

Skrtel’s comments suggest that he feels the key against Tottenham is a defensive unity running throughout the team.

One way Liverpool can keep Kane quiet is to cut off the supply line to him coming from the Spurs midfield.

That won’t be easy because Tottenham heavily populate midfield and make it difficult for sides to get possession and control games.

However, if Liverpool use three defenders at the back, they’ll be well suited against Tottenham in central midfield and should be able to flood and mess up any momentum the North Londoners have in that area.

It’ll then be a case of Liverpool making the most of their opportunities when they get them and trying to force Kane to drop deeper and deeper, further away from goal where he’s less effective.

If Liverpool can get Kane adjusting to the way they’re playing and not the other way around, they should be confident of getting the three points.

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