Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness feels that Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen still looks like a player who has to get used to the pace of the Premier League.

Spurs snapped Janssen up from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar earlier this summer following a lengthy chase and hardball negotiations over the transfer fee.

The Dutchman has been signed to give boss Mauricio Pochettino another attacking option and he was brought into the fray against Liverpool on Saturday in the 28th minute.

Janssen played his part in the 1-1 draw, but Souness still thinks he needs time to get up to speed in the Premier League.

"I think Janssen just seemed a yard off the pace that is needed in the Premier League", Souness said after the game on Sky Sports 1.


The former Liverpool boss has no concerns over Harry Kane though, even if the England international is still looking for his first goal of the season.

"I would prefer if I was playing against Tottenham, I'd prefer to see Harry Kane in a deeper role because I think he's an absolute threat when he gets further up the pitch.

"He is an all-round centre forward. He did start slowly last year. Don't read too much into that he's not got any goals this year.

"Harry Kane will get goals", Souness added.

Kane has played in every one of Spurs' three Premier League games so far and is yet to hit the back of the net.

He will hope to do so after the international break against Stoke City.