Liverpool legend says Spurs could miss out on top 4 without Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham confirmed yesterday that Harry Kane will be out of action until early March due to the injury which he suffered against Manchester United.

Scans revealed that Kane had damaged ligaments in his left ankle.

This will mean that the England captain could miss up to seven Premier League games as well as the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi final against Chelsea and the Champions League round of 16 ties against Borussia Dortmund.

Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness has claimed that with Kane’s injured, Tottenham will now struggle to make the top four in the Premier league.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Souness said, “Without Harry, they risk not qualifying for the Champions League.”

“It might force them to do something they thought they could do in the summer and who’s available at this time of year? All of a sudden, you’re buying under pressure. Clubs will know that Tottenham are under the cosh so the premiums will go up again. It’s not a good place to be when you’re trying to buy players under pressure.”

Tottenham now sit in third place, one point clear of Chelsea and seven clear of Arsenal in 5th. Souness suggested that Tottenham have to sign a forward in January if they are to make sure Kane’s absence doesn’t end up costing them points.

He added, “They definitely need to get someone in, I would say in this window for a bit of back-up if he’s out for a few weeks.”

“You’ve got Llorente who is a great pro and he’ll do a job for you but he’s not a prolific goalscorer. Maybe it’s time that Daniel [Levy] does something to help the squad out.”

Spurs have been linked with the likes of Callum Wilson, Jarrod Bowen, and Malcom over the past few days.

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