Tottenham in fight with six other teams for Premier League title, says Pochettino

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Kane is set to play without his face mask for first time in more than a month on Saturday (Source: Getty)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists the Premier League title remains wide open and as many as seven teams are still in the hunt for top-flight silverware this season.

Spurs trail leaders Leicester by five points with seven matches to go, while they are six points ahead of north London rivals Arsenal, although Arsene Wenger’s side retain a game in hand.

Pochettino’s men face a tricky clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, and the Argentine believes dropped points could open the door for teams as low as Southampton in seventh place to capitalise.

“At the moment we are competing with different teams and not only Leicester,” said Pochettino. “Arsenal, Manchester City, [Manchester] United, West Ham and Southampton all have the possibility because mathematically it is possible.

“I think seven games is a lot. It’s a lot of points and you never know what will happen in football. There are a lot of teams involved. I am no politician. I am strong and friendly when I need to be but I am realistic. In football, a lot can happen.

“We believe we can win the title but other teams have the possibility to fight with us and I am realistic.”

Prolific striker Harry Kane is set to play without his face mask for the first time in more than a month after recovering from the broken nose he suffered during his side’s FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace on 21 February. The 22-year-old netted six times in that period.