Pochettino defends Spurs striking numbers, compares to Liverpool

The Reds finished one place below Spurs last season despite a huge financial investment.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has referenced Liverpool’s failure to finish above Spurs as evidence that having several strikers isn’t a guarantee of success.

The Argentine made the comments following his reveal that Spurs only need to sign one more striker to accompany Harry Kane, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado both odds on to leave before the close of the window.

“You never know. Sometimes you have five strikers, like Liverpool last season, and they were sixth in the table,” said Pochettino, in quotes published by the Ham & High.

“Harry Kane scored 31 goals and Adebayor scored [two] and Soldado scored [five]. You never know in football. We need to bring the right profile, the right striker to help the team.”

Liverpool have added Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi to their frontline this summer and it remains to be seen whether that is enough to propel them above Spurs.

Pochettino’s words are likely just a bid to disguise the club’s transfer intentions however, and it’s clear that further attacking reinforcements – beyond the imminently arriving Clinton N’Jie – are needed if Spurs are to have a real push for a top four place.

The Lyon winger is a great start but will not suffice as the only back-up to Kane and an out-and-out striker is still required, with Berahino the most likely candidate, as per the Daily Mail.

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