England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane say that Liverpool will be pumped up for their meeting on Saturday under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
Kane said that the Liverpool players in the England squad are excited about the prospects of playing for the new manager.
“In the first couple of games after a managerial appointment everybody tries to impress so they will probably have that little 5% extra than usual,” Kane told The Guardian. “We expect that. The Liverpool players at England could not wait to get back to start working under him. But we have out-run every team we have played so far this season and that’s a sign we’re playing the manager’s tactics right and are fit enough to do it. And that’s what we have to do again on Saturday. Obviously Liverpool, with a new manager, will be up for it. But we know what we have to do.”
Tottenham sits in 8th place in the Premier League table with 13 points in eight games, but the Spurs only have one loss.
“Nobody is really talking about us and the top four, and that’s probably a good thing,” Kane said. We haven’t lost in the league since the first game of the season. We’ve had a few draws where we should have won as well, but we are playing well and doing the right things.
“We have a fit, young squad and we are training hard. We are happy to stay under the radar and keep putting in good performances because it’s very open this year. That’s down to the standard of the Premier League – anyone can beat anyone, and that’s been shown a lot this season.”