Jamie Carragher raves about Tottenham’s Harry Kane

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Jamie Carragher picks Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as the best player in the Premier League in 2015.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has written in The Daily Mail why he has picked Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as the standout player in the Premier League in 2015.

“He has scored 27 goals in the calendar year and if he can maintain that level going into 2016, Tottenham will have an outstanding chance of finishing in the top four,” explained the former Liverpool defender.

“I’m delighted to see how influential the PFA Young Player of the Year has been in recent weeks. It was a nonsense when some critics were saying in late summer, after he’d gone eight games without scoring for Tottenham, that he was a one-season wonder.

“Even when Kane isn’t scoring, he makes big contributions with his selfless work, how he brings others into play and his awareness.”

Kane enjoyed a breakthrough season for Tottenham in 2014-15 and has regained his form in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old striker scored 21 goals and created 27 chances in 34 Premier League appearances for Spurs last season.

So far this campaign, the England international has scored nine goals and created 18 chances in 17 league games.

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League table at the moment with 29 points from 17 matches.

For Mauricio Pochettino’s side to maintain their good form for the rest of the season and finish in the Champions League places, Kane will have to continue to score goals.

Spurs will take on relegation candidates Norwich City at White Hart Lane in North London in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

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