Harry Kane has admitted that he fears the Reds and Manchester City could already be pulling away from the rest of the sides in the Premier League table after just three matches of the season.
As the Reds dismantled Arsenal and City comfortably saw off Bournemouth, Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United over the weekend.
Tottenham’s form over the last few months, particularly away from home, has been poor to say the least, but now they have lost at their stadium too. In contrast, the last time the Reds lost a home game in the Premier League was back in April 2017 against Crystal Palace.
Via the Daily Mirror, Kane said: “As you’re seeing from Manchester City and Liverpool there is no letting up from them.
“I said before the start of the season that if we could put a run together, get that momentum, maybe winning for two-three months on the spin without dropping any points, then that’s what it’s going to take. It’s a disappointing start but there is a long way to go.
“They set the standard with those results and I knew we had to keep up with them, make sure we win, especially at home. It is disappointing that we haven’t done that in only our second home game [losing to Newcastle].”
Spurs are a great team, shown by the fact they reached the Champions League final last season, but they don’t have the depth of squad that either the Reds or City have, and they are not as consistent.
Add in the uncertainty over the future of Christian Eriksen, and that makes it tough for Mauricio Pochettino and his players.
Spurs will definitely make the top four spots this season, but it’s once again going to be a battle between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola for the Premier League title.