'Sensational' England star could have dominated at Liverpool as pundit points out his 'mistake'


'Sensational' England star could have dominated at Liverpool as pundit points out his 'mistake'

Harry Kane would have been a dream at Liverpool. Micah Richards thinks the striker perhaps should have gone to Anfield.

Micah Richards said last week that Harry Kane should have left Tottenham Hotspur. The England captain could have been winning everything at Liverpool, for instance.

“What more can be said about Captain Fantastic?” Richards told the Daily Mail. “He’s just absolutely sensational.

“Signing such a long-term contract at Tottenham was a mistake because he could have been at Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich winning the trophies his ability deserves.”

So just what would Kane have been like at Liverpool?

Harry Kane at Liverpool

We have no doubt that Kane would have been an absolute dream for Liverpool. If he’d run down his contract and pushed for the move – essentially the only way the Reds could have made it happen – the striker could have thrived.

After all, Kane is a natural goalscorer who would thrive anywhere. He’s one of the best-possible targets for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson – they’d have picked him out constantly. His knack for getting on the end of cutbacks, too, would have seen him score an incredible amount.

But what really would have worked is how Kane loves dropping deep in games. He picks up a lot of no.10-style positions, dragging defenders away for other players to run into the space. It’s largely what Roberto Firmino does, too, and Kane is one of the few goalscorers who would naturally fit alongside Mohamed Salah.

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Kane is essentially halfway between Firmino and Darwin Nunez. A player who wants to find space and play passes but with the goalscoring instincts of a world-class no.9. He would have been perfect under Klopp.

There’s little doubt that he would have been even better at Anfield than with Tottenham Hotspur. That’s no slight on Spurs, either – they’ve just been remarkably unsettled during Kane’s peak years. There’s no settled side or style of play as they’re changing managers so often.

At Liverpool, Kane would have had the stability to step-up his game even further. While it was never really going to happen, Richards is right. He’d have won absolutely everything at Liverpool.

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