Harry Kane on what will give Tottenham Hotspur an edge against Liverpool

The two sides meet at White Hart Lane on Saturday. (KO 12:45)

Harry Kane has highlighted the fitness levels of the Spurs squad as a possible edge over Liverpool this weekend.

The Lilywhites have been among the best performing in the league for distance covered statistics under Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs seem an even fitter and hungrier group this term.

“I think we’ve out-run every team we have played this season,” said Kane, in quotes published by the London Evening Standard.

“That’s a sign we’re playing the manager’s tactics right and we are fit enough to do it. So it’s a case of doing it again on Saturday.

“Obviously Liverpool are going to have a new manager and they will be up for it. But we know what we have to do,” he added.

Liverpool haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but as referenced by Kane, the arrival of Jurgen Klopp makes the clash especially bad timing for Tottenham.

Every Liverpool player will be desperate to make a good first impression on the German, so Spurs should expect to come up against a high intensity, committed performance from the off on Saturday.

Klopp’s methods will clearly take time to implement however, and in that sense Spurs could be facing the Reds at a decent time - before the former Borussia Dortmund manager has fully stamped his mark on the squad.

Regardless of which Liverpool team turns up, Pochettino’s men should be confident of a result after their recent dismantling of Manchester City.

Spurs are unbeaten since the opening day and with the likes of Ryan Mason, Moussa Dembele and Heung-Min Son in line for returns, the squad is re-gaining its depth at just the right time.

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