Harry Kane’s awful recent record with Tottenham suggests that the North London outfit would be better without the English striker when they face Liverpool in the Champions League final.

The Reds booked their place in UEFA’s showpiece in dramatic fashion by beating Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg at Anfield.

The Spanish outfit won 3-0 at Camp Nou and looked set to progress to the final for the first time in five years but a Jurgen Klopp masterclass saw Barca pinned back in their own half for most of the 90 minutes.

Jurgen Klopp, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

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The Merseysiders were intense in the way they pressed and harried Lionel Messi and co. to win the ball back.

With their place in the final booked and the Premier League season over, the Reds have just under two weeks left to prepare for game against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

 

The final, which will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano, will be an all English affair and Liverpool will be hoping England’s pride and joy Harry Kane will be fit to play.

Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane.

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This might sound strange as Harry Kane has been prolific for the Lily Whites over the last five years but his recent form has not been anywhere near as impressive.

He has scored four goals in his last 10 games but what is most damning is how poor his side has performed with him in the side compared to when he has not been included.

In his last 10 games, Spurs have won four games, drawn one and lost five.

Harry Kane.

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That kind of form is nothing to write home about and, given how Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura have stepped up in his absence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Pochettino starts him.

There are still question marks over his fitness and he might not even be fit in time but Liverpool fans will be hoping he is handed a first start in two months in Madrid.