"In terms of catching Manchester City, I think certainly not this season and, if I'm being perfectly honest, it will be very difficult next season if City keep playing the way they are playing".
After digging in following his loan spells at Millwall, Norwich and at Leicester, Kane reached the huge milestone of scoring 100 Premier League goals having scored a penalty in the dying moments against Liverpool on Sunday. "For us obviously we are disappointed that we didn't get the win in the end", said Van Dijk.
The debate surrounding the first penalty centred on whether Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren had touched the ball on its way through to Kane, who would otherwise have been offside as he clashed with Karius.
"We had Sadio in a perfect position but he didn't find the player".
What follows is a blatant dive from Kane, as Spurs' top scorer plays the ball past Loris Karius but far out of reach to continue his run. "They are almost getting to the level Barcelona were at four or five years ago". "It was good for us that it got saved".
"He then asked a question to his fourth official Martin Atkinson and acknowledges referencing 'TV' was misguided".
Most notably they chose to hold on to a lead rather than go for broke and get a second or third in the second half. Replays showed there was minimal contact with the 'keeper on the striker. He then awarded the penalty.
But the thriller had a classic and dramatic ending, forcing either side to share the spoils, as the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
Van Dijk was also unhappy with the award of the second penalty when Lamela went down as the Dutchman tried to clear the ball. There is now little doubt - if any at all - that the Tottenham star is one of the finest strikers in world football.
"You can't give me two tries", Kane said into the lens of one of the Sky Sports cameras as he left the Anfield pitch.
Llorente has only started one Premier League game - against old club Swansea ironically - which was to be expected given Kane's form, but he's made 13 appearances from the bench and has only found the net once.
"I close my eyes and I picture myself lifting the Premier League trophy at our new stadium with my mates".