For the last few seasons Liverpool have leapfrogged their Manchester rivals in terms of challenging for silverware and while Jose Mourinho has been struggling to recapture the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp has helped produce one of the finest teams in Europe, who made it to the Champions League final last season. "We'll play the way we normally play - front foot, press, trying to attack".
But Kane stood up when it mattered to rescue his side, equalising in the 78th minute and then being the beneficiary of an extremely kind deflection 11 minutes later to complete the turnaround.
A draw would have done little to improve their chances of reaching the last 16 of the competition and they turned one point into three late on when Kane's header flicked off Sainsbury and rolled into the bottom right corner.
The 89th minute victor ended PSV's chances of progression from the group stage yet that didn't stop the Australian from owning the mistake and agreeing to a post-match interview with Optus Sport just minutes after the final whistle. They want to play with nine or 10 strikers when you are losing the game.More news: Apple cancels production boost for iPhone XR: Nikkei
If Spurs are to have a chance of qualifying they will surely have to raise their game.
The win, Spurs' first of the group stage, leaves them in third place, three points behind Inter Milan, who visit Wembley in three weeks.
"We had to dig deep and find another level when it mattered", Kane said. We did everything, everybody was fighting for the result. And in the end we won'.
Kane was also kept out by Jeroen Zoet a quarter of the way through the match - one of four saves the visiting keeper would make in a first half the home side would go on to dominate without scoring. Here at Wembley next, definitely a winnable game, and that's what we've got to go and do'. Dele Alli will likely be able to play against PSV.More news: Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
That all changed 12 minutes from time, however, as Kane exchanged passes with substitute Fernando Llorente and swept the ball past Zoet to give his side's European hopes a much-needed boost.
"Anything can happen", said Pochettino. They welcome PSV to Wembley, and need a victory along with Inter Milan to keep their qualification hopes alive.
'We got a goal and we tried to defend it until the end.
Both sides now sit on one point in the group while Barcelona sit top with nine and Inter in second with six.More news: Tyson Chandler plans to join the Lakers