Where Harry Kane outperformed Daniel Sturridge despite 3-2 defeat

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Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane created an exciting head-to-head last night.

Liverpool’s match against Tottenham Hotspur last night presented fans with a chance to watch England strikers Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane go head-to-head at Anfield.

The pair could well be the future of the England senior side with Sturridge’s obvious experience complimenting Kane’s form, which has seen him net 23 goals in all competitions for his club this season.

So who came out on top?

  PositionTeamGoalsTotal AttemptsDuels WonDribbles WonAccurate PassesAppearancesMins Played
Harry Kane FW Tottenham 1 4 6 0 16 1 90
Daniel Sturridge FW Liverpool 0 5 3 1 22 1 74

Kane scored the only goal between the two strikers and also had a better conversion rate with Sturridge having more attempts on goal.

That shouldn’t be a major surprise because Sturridge is still striving for his best form after a thigh injury, which has kept him out of the side for a large portion of this season.

In terms of duels won, Kane also showed greater strength than Sturridge though the Liverpool man excelled in terms of the number of dribble contests he won and he also played a higher number of accurate passes.

The stats suggest that Kane can match up well if paired with Sturridge in England colours and it would be interesting to see how they play together in the same team, as they each have qualities and strength in specific areas.

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