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Can Harry Kane overcome August blues to end Spurs' Wembley woes?

10 Août 2017

I do see them collecting all three points in a real tough encounter but there will certainly be some shaky patches during the ninety minutes.

That leaves Kyle Walker-Peters as the only fit fight-back at White Hart Lane.

After perennially underachieving under a revolving door of managers since the beginning of the century, Tottenham finally appeared to stabilize under Mauricio Pochettino's leadership.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier receives treatment for an injury during their pre-season friendly match at Wembley against Juventus (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA Images).

Club's that finished below them previous year have strengthened.

For all their improvement over the last few years, Tottenham have not claimed a major trophy since winning the 2007-08 League Cup.

At Anfield, Klopp has spent the summer trying to close the gap on Tottenham and the rest of the Premier League's big guns with only limited success.

"We need players who can challenge our starting XI, players who believe in themselves and think 'OK, I can challenge Dele Alli, I can challenge Harry Kane". If it does happen though, the club can not make any claim that it was impossible to foresee.

It's the legacy of the long period when the top four, and thus the Uefa Champions League positions, tended to be occupied by a quartet of clubs that generally excluded Spurs, when the so-called Big Four of the Premier League meant Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool or Manchester City.

Tottenham fans can certainly expect another season of fast, exciting, slick football under the team that Pochettino has fostered and kept together despite attractive offers for many players.

Levy has stated that he believes Spurs now have the squad to compete for the Premier League title, and do not need to spend big money like other clubs have in this window.

The capture of Jay Rodriguez is somewhat of a coup, Rodriguez has been a key part of a growing Southampton team and his attitude and attacking flair may be just what West Brom need to propel their game to a new level.

Spurs didn't suffer many long-term injuries last season.

"It's incredible and I don't understand it", Hoddle told BT Sport, relayed by Football.London.

It is always going to be tight in the top six and not one of the teams is guaranteed to finish in the top four, let alone win the league title.

But it's transfer windows like this one that raise the ire of supporters and further Levy's other reputation for being a tough negotiating, penny-pinching miser who doesn't listen to supporters and who won't just open up the pocketbooks and sign good players.

Can Harry Kane overcome August blues to end Spurs' Wembley woes?