Tottenham Spurs look to sneak into title race
Despite showing incredible tenacity to stay on the edge of the Premier League title race, Tottenham have gone under the radar, with Manchester City...
London: Despite showing incredible tenacity to stay on the edge of the Premier League title race, Tottenham have gone under the radar, with Manchester City and Liverpool the constant focus.
But four straight league victories have kept Spurs in the hunt for their first English top-flight title since 1961 — and they are getting ready to welcome talisman Harry Kane back into the fold. “He is doing very well and maybe he is going to be available at Burnley (on Saturday),” said manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“Harry is an animal and wants to be ready as soon as possible. In the last 10 days he has been fantastic and having him back available is a fantastic boost for everyone,” Pochettino added.
In another match, Roy Hodgson will become the oldest manager in Premier League history when Crystal Palace take on Leicester.
The former Liverpool and England boss will break Bobby Robson’s record for the Premier League era, which has stood since Robson’s final game at Newcastle in August 2004.
He will be 71 years and 199 days old on Saturday.
The pair are among four managers to take charge of a Premier League game in their 70s, with former United boss Alex Ferguson and Cardiff’s Neil Warnock also part of the exclusive club.
On Sunday, Liverpool travel to Manchester United facing the toughest assignment of their Premier League run-in on paper.
The trip to Old Trafford is effectively Jurgen Klopp’s team’s game in hand as they bid to open up a three-point lead over Manchester City, who play Chelsea in the League Cup final on the same day.
If Spurs beat Burnley and Liverpool slip up, Pochettino’s men will be just two points behind City and Liverpool, with all three clubs having played 27 matches.