Shearer surprised by Harry Kane not shooting against Liverpool
Alan Shearer has told Match of the Day that he could not actually believe one incident involving Harry Kane against Liverpool where the Tottenham Hotspur striker decided against shooting just before Spurs scored at Anfield.
Antonio Conte’s men secured a decent result against the title-contenders. Tottenham missed an opportunity to put more pressure on Arsenal, but they will certainly take a lot of belief from their point on Merseyside.
Liverpool required a deflected Luis Diaz strike to earn a draw. And Tottenham seemed to defend superbly throughout the contest.
They also caused problems of their own. And it was the visitors who took the lead during the second-half, with Ryan Sessegnon setting up Son Heung-min.
The ball found its way to Sessegnon after some superb work from Kane outside the box. Interestingly however, Shearer has expressed his shock at seeing the striker lay the ball off to the left-back.
As he analysed the goal, the pundit insisted that he would have been certain that Kane would have taken the effort on himself after getting into that position in front of goal.
“Ball goes over the top, it eventually ends in the back of the net. I couldn’t believe it when I didn’t see Harry Kane shoot from that position. But it was the right decision, into Sessegnon and he puts it on a plate for Son,” he told Match of the Day.
Harry Kane against Liverpool showed again why Tottenham star is one of the least selfish strikers around
Shearer may have been surprised. But really, Kane passing the ball on should have come as little shock to anyone.
Of course, he would have loved to score himself. But the Tottenham talisman is someone with eight assists in the Premier League this season. Last term, he had 14.
He clearly has little problem playing the ball to a teammate if they are deemed to be in a better position.
Sessegnon certainly was. And he made the most of getting the ball.
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