“Dejan Lovren feared him” – Thierry Henry praised Tottenham star

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane struck fear into the heart of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren during the first-half at Wembley, according to Thierry Henry.

The Croatia international was only on the pitch at the national stadium for 31 minutes, but he endured quite an eventful afternoon before limping off with a suspected recurrence of a back injury.

He completely lost Kane in the build up to the England international breaking the deadlock after just four minutes and then got lost under the ball as the pair went up for an aerial duel which led to Son Heung-Min making it 2-0.

Lovren’s display was a hot topic in the Sky Sports studio at half-time and Souness blamed the Reds no.6 for being overly concerned with the presence of Kane.

“Lovren was concentrating on Kane alone and gets it all wrong,” the Reds legend said.

“For the first goal, he’s straight out of position. He’s obsessed with Harry Kane. For me, the second goal Liverpool concede confirms it.”

Arsenal legend Henry also weighed in with his thoughts on the 28-year-old.

“Everyone is talking ‘world-class’ but what Kane has is people fear him. Lovren fears him. You knew he was never going to get the ball.  They fear him.”

Since being replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Merseyside went on to concede twice more. Firstly a mistake from Joel Matip allowed Dele Alli to make it 3-1, then Simon Mignolet fumbled at a corner to allow Kane to net his second.