Belfast Telegraph

Kane keen to end Pool title hopes and close on Chelsea

By Tom Allnutt

Harry Kane is targeting a knock-out blow on Liverpool's title ambitions when Tottenham travel to Anfield on Saturday. Victory for Spurs would put them seven points clear of the Reds, who could fall 16 points behind leaders Chelsea if the Blues beat Burnley a day later.

Tottenham will fancy their chances given Jurgen Klopp's side have managed only one win in their last 10 matches, their dip reaching a new low in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at struggling Hull.

Mauricio Pochettino's men, meanwhile, along with a resurgent Manchester City, have emerged as the most likely contenders to halt Chelsea's charge but they can ill-afford to let a nine-point gap grow any bigger.

"It is an important game for us. We want to build the gap on Liverpool and if we beat them then we go seven points clear of them," Kane said. "We want to catch Chelsea and it's important that we stay as high up the table as possible. If we can build gaps over other teams behind us, that is the important thing.

"We don't know if Chelsea are catchable. All we can do is win our games. Hopefully they drop a few points here and there.

"We want to push Chelsea all the way and see how they cope.

"Chelsea have that gap at the moment, but there is a long way to go."

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