Liverpool icon Carragher and Spurs legend rave about Harry Kane

The Liverpool favourite compared Tottenham star Harry Kane to Michael Owen.

Spurs forward Harry Kane scored his 30th goal of the season against Newcastle on Sunday, and his 20th league goal, to leave the likes of Sky Sports pundits Glenn Hoddle and Jamie Carragher purring in the studio.

Former Tottenham star Hoddle was another homegrown hero who won the hearts of the White Hart Lane crowd, and he was very impressed with the amount of goals the England man has netted this season.

"It’s amazing in the sense of the amount of games he’s played," said Hoddle. "I made a note today of how well he was playing, and thought he was getting back to his best.

"He’s got a little bit of everything as a striker, he can head the ball, he’s got enough pace to get on the pack of people, he plays off his left and his right foot, he arrives in the box when he needs to be and he can play in the pocket as well."

It was a sentiment echoed in the studio, and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher paid Kane a huge compliment by comparing the Spurs striker to his former Reds and England teammate Michael Owen.

"He’s got 30, thats a fantastic achievement," said the 37-year-old. "Some of them were Europa League but you’ve still got to score them.

"I played with one of the best English goalscorers in 20 or 30 years, Michael Owne. He never scored more than 20 league goals in a Premier League season, so you think of the achievement of Kane.

"He’s not someone you just see scoring, he’s got more to his game than that. He’s got intelligence, awareness of what’s around him."

Owen's best ever season for goalscoring saw him score 28 times overall and 19 in the league, in successive years from 2001 to 2003. Kane has already surpassed those two highs, earning the right for him to be mentioned in the same breath as the former England hero.

If Kane goes on to continue his goalscoring into next season, well then he may well go on and have a career that eclipses the ex Liverpool striker. 

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