Ex-Liverpool forward claims ‘scary’ PL striker is even better than Kane on current form

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Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes that Jamie Vardy is the best striker in English football on current form and not even Harry Kane can rival the Leicester City man at the moment.

Despite now being 33 years of age, Vardy does not seem to have lost any of his pace or his sharpness in front of goal.

The Foxes star is currently sitting at the top of the Premier League’s goal scoring charts with eight goals so far, along with Son Heung-min, Mohamed Salah and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Kane is not too far behind with seven goals so far in the league but the Tottenham man has also registered eight assists, which is comfortably higher than any player in the division.

The England captain, who entered the 150-club with his late header against West Brom last Sunday, has received plenty of plaudits for his all-round game this season.

However, Aldridge admitted that he has been more impressed by Vardy than the Spurs talisman.

He told Sky Sports: “Vardy is absolutely flying and that’s a bit scary.

“If you’ve got a young recruit playing centre-half, it’s going to be difficult for the young lads with the way he peels off, plays on the shoulder, drifts out wide.

“(Vardy is) a master of it. At the moment, he’s the best centre-forward in the country and even above Harry Kane.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Vardy should be compared with the likes of Aubameyang and Martial rather than Kane. As deadly as the Leicester man is in front of goal, he is a one-dimensional striker, who relies on quality service for him to run on to. Kane has proved this season that he is much more complete than any of other striker in the Premier League.

 

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