Jurgen Klopp believes that Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino are “top in this league” in terms of strikers.
Kane leads the Premier League goalscoring charts so far this season with 21 goals, while Firmino has 11 for Liverpool.
Lukaku scored his 12th of the campaign in Manchester United’s victory over Huddersfield on Saturday, and Klopp accepts the Belgian is a “fantastic striker”.
But the German insists Firmino is “top in this league” alongside Kane.
“Kane is one of the best players in the world, 100 per cent, if not the best pure striker in the world at the moment,” Klopp told the Daily Mail.
“Lukaku is a fantastic striker but Kane is top in this league with Roberto Firmino.
“In Germany, it’s (Robert) Lewandowski. I worked with him and he is a fantastic striker. It’s a close battle.”