They are complete players – Pochettino praises Kane, Salah

Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are different but are both "complete", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

Mohamed Salah applauds fans during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino labelled Harry Kane and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as "complete players" as he struggled to compare the duo.

Salah beat Kane to the Premier League Golden Boot last season, scoring 32 goals to the Spurs forward's 30.

Both players have scored twice this league campaign heading into Saturday's crucial clash between their teams at Wembley and Pochettino said it was tough to compare the duo given they played different roles, but he lauded Kane and Salah.

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"They are two completely different players. One is more a player that plays on the side, but now is a little bit playing inside, but he's a winger. But both are complete players," Pochettino said.

"I don't want to say anything against one or the other or just because Harry is my player, I am going to praise Harry and kill Salah. The difference is obvious. They are different in the way that they play and how they act on the pitch. But I think both are very good players."

Liverpool top the Premier League table with 12 points from four games, while Spurs is fifth.