The statistics that prove Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane's impressive claim was right

The Spurs striker has talked up the team's fitness levels.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane cited the team's fitness levels as something that could give them an edge over Liverpool in Saturday's clash and if the current trend continues - he may be right.

The 22-year old claimed that Spurs have out-run every team they've played this season and the statistics, provided by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, back that up:

  Man UnitedStokeLeicesterEvertonSunderlandCrystal PalaceMan City Swansea
Distance Covered by Opposition (km) 117.4 112.3 107.6 109.9 111.7 105.5 111.2 107.1
Distance Covered by Tottenham (km) 117.8 117.8 108 115.9 116 112.4 121.3 116.4

Mauricio Pochettino's insistence on hard work and pressing across the pitch is now fully embedded in the Spurs squad after a transitional first season.

He streamlined his group over the summer and now has a younger, hungrier and more malleable bunch far more capable of carrying out his instructions.

Spurs welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane on Saturday, in what will be Jurgen Klopp's first game in charge, and the Lilywhites will need to ensure they produce another high intensity performance against a Reds team out to impress their new manager.

Klopp is also renowned for demanding high energy from his teams and Spurs can expect Liverpool to be at full-throttle come 12:45 on Saturday.

One advantage Pochettino has right now however, is time. He has had 16 months with which to get his ideas across, while Klopp has had a matter of days.

The German will not be able to revolutionise Liverpool's approach in one week but will instead hope their energy and commitment is enough to get them through.

Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Official Player Rating Index of the Barclays Premier League

EA Sports Player Performance Index

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