Tottenham have major Harry Kane suspension issue to worry about in Liverpool clash | Football | Sport


Tottenham striker Harry Kane will have to be careful in his side’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday as he looks to avoid picking up a yellow card that would rule him out of the clash against Leeds on November 12.

The England captain has been his usual impressive self so far this season and sits behind only Erling Haaland in the Premier League goalscoring charts with an impressive 10 goals in 13 games. However, he now faces a possible disciplinary issue which would be a huge blow to Antonio Conte.

Kane has received four yellow cards this season, with fouls against Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Brighton and Bournemouth seeing him in trouble with the referee. The rules state that five bookings would result in an automatic one-match ban for the same competition, with the threshold for a ban not rising from five yellow cards to 10 until after the club’s 19th game.

As such, Kane will need to be extremely cautious with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds side lest he be left out of the Leeds clash, especially given Spurs’ current injury crisis offensively.

Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison continue to work towards full fitness, while Son Heung-min will undergo surgery on a fracture around his eye suffered against Marseille in midweek, with no word on when he will return south korean star

Even Spurs’ back-up option Lucas Moura has said he is currently playing through the pain barrier, meaning there is even more expectation than usual on Kane to get his team through.

Some have suggested some players may take their foot off the gas slightly in the coming weeks, with the World Cup in Qatar just around the corner. But Kane has insisted he will continue to give 100% for his club.

“I said it before, you try not to think about it,” Kane told reporters. “I said the World Cup would go very quickly, and it has come very quickly.

“It’s already November and in a couple of weeks we’ll be on the plane and we’ll be playing the first game in a very short time. I think a lot of players have that in their head, but I think the best players manage to give 110 percent no matter what.

“The more you try to think about managing, sometimes it backfires. So personally, I’m just trying to focus on the next three games.

“Of course it’s hard not to think about it, but if we get three good results it will put us in a really good place for the World Cup.”


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