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Jurgen Klopp dismisses fitness talk around Tottenham striker Harry Kane

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood training ground on September 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Tottenham ace Harry Kane has had a mediocre start to the season by his high standards.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino embrace at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists that Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane doesn’t need a rest amid debates around the fitness of the England captain.

The 25-year-old striker has scored two goals in four games so far this season for Spurs, but there is a suggestion from many that he is currently off the pace and nowhere near his best.


Kane is set to start at the weekend for Spurs when they host Liverpool in the Premier League at Wembley, with both sides hoping to lay down a marker in the title race.

Prior to the game, Klopp has explained that Kane is getting up to speed like the rest of the players that participated in the World Cup and will hit top form imminently.

“That’s just rubbish,” Klopp responded, when asked by Sky Sports about the debate surrounding whether or not Kane needs a rest.

"We all knew after the World Cup, especially when England went so far in the tournament, they had no rest. Harry played from the first match day on, that means maybe two weeks holiday. That's nothing.

“He's a physical worker, he uses his body every day. We all need rest. He cannot get the rest match-wise but he will find his form, maybe at the weekend. He has already delivered.

"It's not that he's not in good shape. It's only that he's that highest level striker, people think I'm not sure, 'Is that the Harry Kane from last season?'. We are all not sure yet the people from last season.”

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 14, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Spurs will be hoping that Kane is on top form at the weekend to help topple Liverpool, who have a 100 per cent record this season with four wins from four.

Mauricio Pochettino's team slipped up away to Watford with a 2-1 loss before the international break, while they are also without senior players Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli due to injuries against Liverpool.

Harry Kane of England  during the UEFA Nations League football match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium in London on September 8, 2018.

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