Liverpool will face Tottenham on Wednesday night in a mouth-watering Premier League table-topping clash.
Spurs, who are currently top of the table by just five goals from the reigning champions, have been on fire this season and have bought into Jose Mourinho’s style of play.
They’ve utilised a defensive-minded approach, and have conceded just ten goals in 12 Premier League games.
But they’ve also been lethal going forward, and have scored 24 goals – with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min providing 19 of those.
Kane has been incredible this season, despite playing in a slightly deeper role than usual.
And Jurgen Klopp believes there’s a comparison to be made between Kane and Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, who often has to drop deep to collect the ball and create chances for his team-mates.
Kane, who is known for being an out-and-out striker tasked with scoring goals above all else, is now playing as a false nine and often drops back into the wing-back positions when defending.
Both Kane and Firmino play with quick wingers on either side of them. Kane is flanked by Son and Steven Bergwijn while Firmino is part of a deadly front three with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
And Klopp believes there are definite similarities between the two forwards.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: “Not surprised by Tottenham’s development and their style of play.
“Spurs play real football. Kane drops in a way Firmino has done it.”
“Quick wingers, is difficult [to defend]. A very offensive midfielder in [Tanguy] Ndombele then very strong midfielders behind.
“That is football. Cannot be top with just counter-attacks.”
Tottenham go into Wednesday’s game knowing that Liverpool will likely have to play a makeshift defence due to injuries.
Joel Matip will face a last-minute fitness test after tweaking a back injury against Fulham on Sunday, meaning Jordan Henderson and Fabinho might be forced to play at centre-back.